The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


July 5, 2014

Venetta 'Nita' Pope

GREENVILLE — Nita Pope, 80, of Commerce passed away on July 3, 2014, in Livingston, Texas. Nita was born in Mt. Vernon, Ark.  on October 30, 1933, to Alma Ruth Lloyd and Amon Jasper Free. Survivors include her two sons: Perry Pope (Flower) of El Dorado Ark.. and Jackie (Melissa) Pope of Commerce, her four daughters: Wanda Lane Lecourias of LaPorte, Texas, Vickie Lane Reid (Paul) of Onalaska Tx, Shirley Lane Smith (David) of Lonoke, Ark., and Anita Lane Norman of Commerce, her fourteen grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and, her brother Herbert Free (Earlene) of Conway Ark.. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Pope Sr., her three brothers and her three sisters. Visitation will be conducted on July 6, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce. Funeral Services will be conducted on July 7, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Rooks, Rev. Rob Lecourias and Perry Pope will be officiating, with burial to follow at Horton Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeremy McKinley, Joshua Smith, Micah Lecourias, Justin Lecourias, Jacob Riley and Hunter Williams. Honorary Pallbearer will be Bill Hanes.

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