Neoma Estelle Pope

Neoma Estelle Pope passed away on April 6, 2019. Services will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Visitation and viewing from 12 to 2 p.m. with service to begin at 2 p.m. Burial services to follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville, Texas. Pace Funeral Home 200 Fm 350 North, Livingston, Texas 77351. Located on US 190 just West of US 59. Ph. 936-967-3711

Neoma Estelle Pope escaped her earthly abode on the morning of April 6, 2019, in Lufkin, Texas at the age of 93 years.

She was born on June 4, 1925, at Honey Island, Texas, the fifth child of Elijah Clayborn Sellers and Dora Idella Jones Sellers. She was the last living sibling of William C. Sellers, Georgia Murphy, Bessie Martin, James Sellers, Betty Rose and Stanley Sellers.

Estelle graduated from Saratoga High School in 1944. She married George C. Pope, Sr. on May 31, 1947, in Saratoga, Texas. She was married to G. C. for 64 years until his death in 2011. They raised three children in Baytown, Texas; Tanya DeLozier (deceased), Lisa Long (son-in-law, Vernon (Sonny) Long), and George Carl Pope, Jr.

Estelle was a homebody is ever there was one. She was content to maintain the “home fires” and serve her husband and children.

Her house was always tidy and welcoming. They always slept in clean beds and had clean clothes to wear. G.C. always said she was the best washer woman he ever knew because she never let the laundry pile up. The hamper got full sometimes with five people in the home but never overflowed. Even at 93 the dishes were promptly washed and stacked in the drain rack. And most of all while growing up, the front porch was swept every day.

After G.C. built the front deck on their retirement lake house in Point Blank, Texas, Carl could be assured that when he came over she would have him blow off the oak leaves.

She was always a strong support for her children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews through her loving, gentle ways and regular petition in prayer.

She was adored by five granddaughters, Ashley Gunther, Allison Flugrath, Kate Jablonski, Lorren DeLozier and Abigail Long, and five great-grandchildren, Elliott and Emmalin Hintze, Karley and Konrad and soon to be born Keller Gunther, and Atticus Smith. Beloved nieces Dyli Martin and Nyli Smith were like daughters to her and provided great comfort and joy in her later years. She also had a special affection for nephew, Joe Pope, Jr. and his wife Elaine, who visited her often. Numerous other nieces and nephews were a happy part of her life in the Sellers-Pope family.

Services will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Visitation and viewing from 12 to 2 p.m. with service to begin at 2 p.m. Burial services to follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville, Texas.

Pace Funeral Home 200 Fm 350 North, Livingston, Texas 77351

Located on US 190 just West of US 59. Ph. 936-967-3711