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Deacon S.M. Myers

January 10, 1936 ~ July 30, 2021 (age 85)


On January 10, 1936, S.M. was the youngest son of eight born to the late Mr. Willie Myers and Mrs. Alberta (Brown) Myers. S.M. grew up in Onalaska, Texas and attended Public School. S.M. was later recognized for his participation on the football team of Dunbar High School when they played in the State Championship!

As an adult, S.M. worked hard and played hard. He was both a Deacon and Sunday School teacher at his church. S.M. was also the first Black Supervisor in the Oil Field Company (Equipment renewal) where he worked. 

S.M. was married to Ruth (Starghill) Myers, his devoted and incomparable wife for over thirty years.

He was the youngest brother to the late Wilson Myers, the late Alberta Myers Steen, the late Eugene Myers, the late Willie Myers Jr., Emmer Myers Eleby of Livingston, Texas, the late Arlee Myers Purvis, and the late Reverend Robert Myers Sr.

S.M. was a family man, especially a committed father to his seven children.

He was preceded in death by two sons: Eddie Love Onalaska, Texas, and Kevin Myers of Houston, Texas, and one grandson: Marquise Briscoe of Houston, Texas.

He leaves to cherish his memories: wife: Ruth Myers of Houston, Texas; sons: Mark A. Myers Sr. of Waldorf, MD and Michael V. Myers of San Marcus, TX; three daughters: Adelphia (Renae) Myers-Collins of Missouri City, TX, Carolyn E. Briscoe (Joe) of Atlanta, and Yvette M. Vanison (Bryant) of Missouri City, TX. Over the years S.M. spent quality time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, friends and other dear relatives to cherish his memories.


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Funeral Service
August 14, 2021

10:00 AM
New Hope Baptist Church
6430 Court Road
Houston, TX 77053

Interment following funeral service
August 14, 2021

St Andrews Cemetery
St Andrews Cemetery Rd
Onalaska, TX 77350

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