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In Remembrance
Mabel E Kemp Lichenstein
Carnes Brothers Funeral Home

Mabel E Kemp LichensteinMabel E Kemp Lichenstein, 96, passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at her home with daughter Susan Lichenstein-Evans & son-n-law, Lt. Perry Evans, who was, not only closer than a son, but her very best friend, of Texas City, Texas by her side. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at the Church Of Christ-Broadway, 1628 Broadway, in Galveston, Texas with Brother Gene Rowe officiating. The family will receive visitors from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday, February 25, 2008 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home, 1201 Tremont, Galveston.

Mabel was born October 11, 1911 in Pushmataha County, Oklahoma...Kiamichi Indian Territory on the banks of Little River to Samuel Ellis Kemp and Hattie Cothron Kemp.  She lived in Houston more than 70 years and did volunteer work for several organizations before starting employment at Heights Hospital, Jefferson Davis Hospital, and later transferring to Ben Taub General Hospital until her retirement. Mabel continued  another 18 years of volunteer work after she retired.  She was very proud of her ability to have written a journal at the age of  90  detailing her life with her family as a child. Mabel was a member of the Church of Christ more than 30 years.

Preceded in death by her parents, son, Wayne Lee Sharp and daughter, Mattie “Billie” Collins, Mabel is survived by her daughters, Susan Ann Lichenstein and husband, Lt. Perry Evans of Texas City, Carolyn Coston of Galveston, Texas and Marie Counce of Tennessee; sons, Walter E. Sharp and wife Barbara of and Ted J. Sharp and wife Rosemary of Montgomery, Texas all , Robert Sharp and wife Barbara of Livingston, Texas and William S. Lichenstein, Jr. of Katy, Texas; sister, Nettie Asbill of Ft. Worth; 13 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren; devoted niece, Aline Cook of Odessa, Texas, numerous nephews, other relatives and many friends; very loving friend Edna (Nina) Sorensen, grandson, Donnie Lynn Hayden, Jr., who she helped to raise & loved him forever, "WAY UP HIGH", most loving and devoted granddaughter, Irene Elizabeth Hayden, & the very heart of her own heart, Paul David Hayden, great grandson.

Pallbearers will be David Bosarge, David Ochoa, Deputy David Martinez, Sgt. George Staigle, Dr. G. Raju and Wendell Wiley (Texas City Fire Department). Honorary pallbearers are Donnie Lynn Hayden, Jr., Lt. Perry Evans, Joyce Dennis, The Texas City Fire Department  and The Most Honorable pallbearer, Paul David Hayden.

Most Sincerest Thanks  to: UTMB Doctors;  Dr. G. Raju, Dr. O. Ojo, Dr. Brian Smith, Monica Plasek of Assist Med, Howard Reeves of A-MED Equipment, A-MED Hospice, House Call Doctors Texas,  University Place Nursing Center of Houston,  University Federal Credit Union, Abundant Life Christian Center, all of our friends & neighbors who have BLESSED us by their kindness &  many prayers, and a most special thank you to the Texas City Fire Department, and also to the Galveston County Sheriff's Office for all of your support, understanding, prayers & your generosity of allowing Lt. Evans the time that he has needed to be at home with our family.

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