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Lorene Eakin Wright

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Lorene Eakin Wright, age 100, of Crockett, went home to be with the Lord on January 26, 2021 at Winfield Nursing Home. Lorene was born August 13, 1920 in Austonio to parents, W. B. “Bill” Nettles and Emma Erwin Nettles. She graduated from Austonio High School in 1938 and later completed her certification as a licensed Vocational Nurse. Lorene worked several years at the Crockett Clinic before working as Dr. Delbert Brown’s office nurse, until her retirement. After retirement she worked at Bakers Nursing Home, now Houston County Nursing Home, for several years. Lorene loved working in her yard and truly loved her grandchildren. She was lovingly known as “Granny” to her grandchildren, but was known as “Sister” to the rest of the family and most of the Austonio community. Lorene was a member of First Baptist Church in Crockett.

Lorene is survived by brother, Donald Nettles and wife, Barbara of Austonio; sisters, Brenda Coleman and husband, Jim of Crockett, Linda Tullos of Hideaway; daughter-in-law, Martha Eakin of Laredo; grandchildren; Niky Eakin of Laredo, Jennifer Ramirez and husband, Michael of San Antonio, Kati Ayala and husband, Fidel of Laredo, Steve Eakin of San Antonio, David “Skipper” Berry of Grapevine, Shelley Harvey and husband, Tony of Allen; five great-grandchildren; numerous other loving relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Emma Nettles; husbands, Euel Eakin, Johnny Wright; son, David Eakin; sisters, Wilma Vaden, Betty Hester, Elizabeth Jackson Foster; brother, Billy Kenneth Nettles; sister-in-law, Dorothy Nettles; brothers-in-law, Albert Hester, Tommie Vaden, Ralph Jackson, Lee Foster, Carlos Michel, Billy Allbright and Ron Tullos.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 29, 2021 at Evergreen Memorial Park, Dr. Keeney Dickenson officiating. The family request that everyone in attendance for the service wear a mask and practice social distancing.

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  1. Brenda, Linda and Donald, we are so saddened of our loved Sisters passing. Lorene was so good to my daddy many years ago when i was a boy when he was sick. Know that we love all of you and are mourning her loss. I wish we could be there but with Covid we are afraid to risk it. May God Bless all of you and her loving grand children.

    Jim, Margie and Sherri Erwin

  2. Annette, Tim and I love Mrs Eakin so much. She was wonderful to us nursing them from their birth through growing up years. And a dear dear friend to their mother. She will always hold a special place in our hearts. I know how much her family loves her and we hold each of you in our hearts during this time. We will see her again! Much love to all.

  3. I want to give my condolences to Lorene’s family and relatives. I don’t know very much about Lorene except she was an active member at First Baptist Church, and one time all of the members of The Youth Department visited her at Enchanted Pines Assistant Living Facility a few years ago when Mikey Osbourne was the youth pastor. And she showed us how she worships on the internet.

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