October 6, 1938 ~ March 10, 2005
I’ve got a new life, because the Angels in Heaven done signed my name.' Jane Marilyn Southall was born on October 6, 1938 to the late Theresa Taylor and Walter Taylor. She leaves to mourn: her spouse, Charles B. Southall; three children and spouses, Charles and Sheila Southall Jr, of Hitchcock, Texas, Pamela and William Brownlee of Raeford, North Carolina, and Stephanie and Cecil Shepard of Richmond, Texas; her sisters, Joyce Bertrand of Houston, Barbara Bernard of Grand Coteau, Louisiana and her brother, Raymond Taylor; She also leaves to mourn grandchildren, Ashley Brownlee, Veronica Brownlee, Daniel Southall, Candace Southall; great grandchild, Christopher Joseph Aston Brownlee. She also leaves a host of nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her pet, Max. She was preceded in death by: her son Roy A. Southall; her sister, Mary Emma Citizen of Grand Coteau, Louisiana, and Betty Malbroue of Houston, Texas; and two brothers, James Taylor and Harold Taylor of Grand Coteau, Louisiana. The Garden God looked around His Garden and He found an empty place, He then looked down upon this earth, and saw your tired face. He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful. He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering, He knew you were in pain. He knew that you would never get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb. So He closed your weary eyelids, and whispered, 'Peace Be Thine.' It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn’t go alone, for part of us went with you the day God called you home. PSALM 23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me besides the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou prepares a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Acknowledgment Perhaps you sent a lovely card, Or sat quietly in a chair; Perhaps you sent a floral arrangement, If so, we saw it there. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words, As any friend could say; Perhaps you were not there at all, But thought of us that day. Whatever you did to console our hearts; We thank you so much, whatever the part. The Southall Family