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St. James Baptist Church
Saturday October 17th, 2020
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Tommie Jay Couts

Tommie J. Couts, 86, of Honey Grove, passed away Friday morning October 9, 2020 in Paris, TX.

Tommie J. Couts made his grand entrance on October 7, 1934 in Windom, TX to the late T.C. and Edna Roberts Couts. He was the eldest of three children born to this union. His family relocated to Roxton, TX where he received his formal education in the Roxton School District, and he was member and baptized at an early at Rocky Ford Baptist Church.

He graduated in 1956 and enlisted in the US Army Corps (Reserve), completing his tour of duty with an Honorable Discharge. He was also an active member of the Masonic Lodge.

He relocated to Honey Grove, TX, met and married his dedicated wife of 54 years, Veralene Allen. To this union four children were born. He was employed as Machine Operator and retired from Sara Lee.

Tommie J. spent his adult life in Honey Grove and loved the community. He never met a stranger and was always willing to help others. He was the local Plumber, Electrician, Mechanic, Landscaper, Mentor, etc. He will be missed. Tommie J. completed his journey on October 9, 2020 at 7:45 a.m., when he received his call from the Lord.

He leaves to cherish his memories his children: Michael Couts, Edna Couts, Tara Couts Bradley, and Deric Couts. Grandchildren: Brandon Couts (Eunique), Cameron Bradley, Michael T. Bateman (Jessica), Ethan Bateman, Jonathan Warren, Keisha Cuba, and Shearene Duty. Great-Grandchildren: Gabrielle Couts, Xavier Couts, Noah J. Couts, Jasmine Bateman, Lance Bateman, and Kaylee Bateman. Sister in-laws: Claudetta Couts, and Beulah Perkins. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, stepmother: May Dell Couts; brother: John Couts; sister: Minnie Willoughby; and grandson: Royjohn Couts.

The Family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Brentwood Terrace Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Paris, TX.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at St. James Baptist Church in Honey Grove.  Graveside services will follow at 1:30 P.M. at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Honey Grove with Rev. Choice Nelson officiating.

Honorary pallbearers are: Brandon Couts, Lester Bradley, Cameron Bradley, Kenneth Shaw, Cary Couts, Jewel Shaw Jr, Gary Couts, Jason Johnson, Darren Patt, Brent Johnson, Ethan Bateman, Michael T. Bateman, John Mackey, Royce Mackey, Robert Finney, Rev. Dale Allen, Alvin Adams Jr., Daniel Adams, Otis Adams and Queincy Adams.

 

 


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Im sending my deepest condolences to Tara Couts Bradley and your family on the of your father. The pain that you are feeling and your sense of loss is not going away but with time you will learn how to deal the situation. I will keep you in my prays.

Cindy Kirksey Nov 3 2020 12:00 AM

I am praying for peace and comfort for the family. We know to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Times like these can be challenging, but thank God for memories and being able to experience unconditional love. I love you so much Mama Tara and Cam!

Dominique Le'Shay Doucet Oct 17 2020 12:00 AM

I would like to extend my heart felt condolences to you and youre family praying for comfort

Staci Lewis Oct 16 2020 12:00 AM

Keeping you and your family lifted up in prayer. Love you.

Chaun, Bailey, and Melanie

Melanie Reaves Oct 15 2020 12:00 AM

Tara my prayers are with you and your family, I pray thatGod will comfort you and your family. You now have another Angelthat will forever bewatching over you and know that the flood gates of haven has welcome your father.
Love,
Bettina

Bettina Handy Oct 14 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you for your military contributions. Your journey continues in Heaven.

Lou Henderson Oct 14 2020 12:00 AM

Tara, so sorry for your loss. May the Lord bless you and keep you.

Much Love,

Angie Jeter Oct 14 2020 12:00 AM

To my dear friend Tara and family, we mourn with you during your time of loss, however, we are not without hope. We give thanks and praise to God for the life and legacy of your father, a man of strong conviction, duty, and love for his family, community, and country. Let us look forward to that great resurrection day when God will wipe every tear from our eyes. We love you! Be encouraged!

Robin, Pam, Joyce, Kathleen

Robin Allen Oct 13 2020 12:00 AM

Words will never wipe away your tears and hugs may not ease the pain, but hold onto your memories because they will remain. In celebrating your father's legacy, my deepest condolences to my dear friend Tara and family.

Wileyite Charles

Charles Randell Oct 13 2020 12:00 AM