Speaker of the House, Lionel Lemelle

lionel-lemelleLionel Marmon Lemelle – age 68 of Liberty passed away Tuesday at Memorial Herman Hospital. Lionel was born October 20, 1945 in Leonville, LA the son of the late Joseph Lionel Lemelle and Cecilia Auzenne Lemelle. Lionel worked for many years as an electrician for numerous companies. He volunteered as a Troop Leader for the Boy Scouts, Ames Easter Rodeo, and the Ames Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the St. Miles Men’s Prayer Group, Our Father’s House Church, and the Republic of Texas. Lionel also served in the US Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam Era.

He had a heart as big as Texas and would do anything for anybody. He loved everybody and never met a stranger, and he had accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his son Jason Lemelle. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife Anna Lemelle, sons; Samuel, Lionel Joseph, John, and Scott Lemelle, brothers; Victor, Jesse, John, Joseph, Jude, and Leon Lemelle, sisters; Angelina Papillion, Mable Sam, and Gail Thierry, honorary daughter Tiffany Calhoun, grandchildren; Alexius Masters, D.J. Lemelle, Aaliyah Lemelle and Skylar Lemelle. In addition he leaves a host of nieces and nephews and other close friends and relatives. Lionel will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. A visitation will be held Friday, February 7, 2014 from 6-9PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday February 8, 2014 at Cornerstone Church, Liberty, Texas with burial to follow in Palms Memorial Park. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.