Graveside services for Mr. Edward DeZell were held on Friday, September 7, 2012, at 1:00p.m. at Mexia City Cemetery in Mexia. Rev. Alan Van Hooser officiated.
Mr. DeZell passed away peacefully with his wife of fifty-four years by his side on Monday, September 3, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Pasadena. He fought a brave fight against cancer. He was born on July 17, 1938 to Leon & Jewell DeLo DeZell in Mexia. He graduated from Centerville High School with the Class of 1956. Mr. DeZell worked until his retirement as a Dispatcher for Houston Lighting & Power Co. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and a Christian man who was always there to help relatives, friends, and anyone in need. Mr. DeZell was a member of Golden Acres Baptist Church in Pasadena.
He is survived by his loving wife, Nelda DeBerry DeZell of Pasadena; one son, Steve DeZell & wife Mary of Winnie, TX; one daughter, Lori Druckenbrodt & husband Bobby of LaPorte; six grandchildren, Jessica & husband James, Jonathan “Charlie”, Justin, Christopher, Mason, and Brittney; two great-grandchildren, Davin and Christopher; two sisters, Kathleen Hager & husband Ercel and Datha Crutchfield both of Mexia; two brothers, Donald DeZell of Teague, and Glendon DeZell & wife Athlee of San Antonio; sister-in-law, Ernestine DeBerry White & husband Glenn; other relatives and friends.
Mr. DeZell was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Bob DeZell, and one sister, Lena Frances Sims.