Friday, Sep 15, 2017
December 31, 1937 - September 12, 2017
Jeralyne Ruston Duncan (Jerri) passed away in her home in La Porte, Texas on Tuesday September 12, 2017 at the age of 79.
A Rosary Service will be held at Paul U. Lee Funeral Home, 201 S. 3rd Street, La Porte, Texas on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 816 Bay Park Drive, La Porte, Texas at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 15th, 2017.
Jerri was born on December 31, 1937 in Mermentau, Louisiana. She graduated from Angleton High School and often told the story of meeting her future husband at a Texas A&M football game. She married Al Chappell in 1956 and spent her life raising a daughter and three sons. She earned her L.V.N. in San Angelo, Texas where she graduated as Salutatorian of her class. She worked for various organizations in Baytown and La Porte, before retiring as a nurse from Harris County. She had a passion for missionary work and a heart for helping those in need. She supported many local ministries in her community and took special joy in making Baby Welcome Baskets for the young mothers in the ministries that she supported.
Jerri is preceded in death by her parents Hugh and Gracie Ruston, a brother Jimmy Ruston, two beloved sons James Chappell, Jeff Chappell and granddaughter Carrie Rodriguez.
Jerri is survived by her Daughter Marja Chappell; Son Joe Chappell and his wife Laura; Daughter in Law Berdie Chappell; brother Jene Ruston and wife Edna; brother Wayne Ruston and wife Sara. She is also survived by her grandchildren Jason Mongiello and wife Angela; Jackie Velez and husband Michael; Jeremy Chappell; Chelsea Chappell and great grandchildren Ryleigh Mongiello; Hunter Mongiello; Ariana Mongiello; Anais Mendoza, Nate Rodriguez, Zach Rodriquez, R.J. Moreno; Joe Moreno and Michaela Velez.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 816 Bay Park Drive, La Porte, TX. The support of her church and the time she spent in the Chapel were very precious to her. Her faith and devotion are among the many gifts she left behind. May God Bless and welcome her.
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