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Camille Coleman WhitecottonHOUSTON- Camile Coleman Whitecotton, age 58, of Houston, TX died in her home on Sunday, October 11, 2015.
Visitation will be held Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 10:00 AM until 11:oo AM with Funeral services to follow at 11:00 AM at Drew Baptist Church in Drew, MS.
Burial will be in the Drew Cemetery. Reverend Clarence Edwards will officiate the service.
Camille was born on December 11, 1956 to William and Emry Little Coleman in Drew, MS. She was a 1974 graduate of North Sunflower Academy. She obtained a Master's
Degree in Special Education having attended Delta State University, University of Mississippi, and University of Texas- Austin. In 1984, Camille moved to Austin, Texas
and worked in Pflugerville Independent School District until 1992. In 1993 she began working for Advocacy Incorporated as a Special Needs Coordinator. From 1997-2000,
Camille worked for Fort Bend Independent School District as a Diagnostician. In 2004 she was employed by Stafford Municipal School District as the Department Head
of the Special Education Program. Camille worked the remainder of her career as a Support Facilitator for the Special Needs Program at Pasadena Independent School District.
She was a member of the Texas Teachers Association and AFTA.
Camille was an animal lover; she was a member of the Search and Rescue Great Dane Society. She enjoyed being with her family and watching the Manning boys play
football. She was also a proud breast cancer survivor.
Words from Camille's friends and loved ones:
Camille worked with all students. I have witnessed her showing deep caring for students that can be described as a tender hug. That qualifies as a master teacher within
Camille was known to me as a dedicated, professional educator with a deep love for all of the students with whom she was associated with at Pasadena High School.
Camille was a steadfast friend, always ready to listen to a problem or lend her support. She will be deeply missed by all of her co-workers and students.
As my friend and confidante, she cannot be replaced and I am the poorer for her departure. May she now find the peace that she so long sought for others.
Camille was preceded in death by her mother Emry Little Coleman and her younger sister Jennifer Cumba.
She is survived by her husband of 11 years, William "Bill" Whitecotton of Houston, TX. Father, William "Bill" Coleman of Drew, MS. Three daughters: Jennifer Hart Sachs of Houston,
TX, Heather Leigh Sloan of Portland, OR, and Elizabeth Anne Hooper of Tomball, TX. Brother, William DeWitt Coleman of Austin, TX. Four grandchildren: Elliott Jameson
Sloan, Wyatt Lee Starr, Emily Isabella Walton, and Audrey Elise Sachs.
Memorials may be made to The Great Dane Rescue of North Texas,
PO Box 118725
Carrollton, TX 75011-8725
Pallbearers are Patrick Sloan, Barry Bryant, Bill Cummins and Mike Gilbow.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The online guest registry may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net
Evie Oswalt Howe sent a virtual gift in memory of Camille Coleman Whitecotton
Evie Oswalt Howe - December 11, 2015 at 12:34 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
I miss you so much my dear friend from Drew school days and think of you and know that you are in heaven with Jesus and God and singing while running around freely without any worries now. I want to wish you a Happy Birthday my dear friend in heaven and have fun celebrating it too. One day when God is ready for me to come home I will join you and all the friends from Drew school all those years. I still love you and miss you even today as I think of you. Evie Howe
Evie Oswalt Howe - December 11, 2015 at 12:32 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Camille, We were just getting started. I knew that we would be great friends for years. Though 3 months is not the same as years, it shows that we do not have to know our friends long to hold them dear to us. First period is just not the same. Your smile and gentle manner is forever etched in my heart. My special memory is the last day I saw you. You were reading an ad with copy from a marriage proposal. As an aside, you mentioned how the ad was similar to you and Bill. Little did I think this would be the last dance. Miss you very much, Janice Bethany
Janice Bethany - October 26, 2015 at 05:48 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Dear Camille,You will be missed very much. I enjoyed working with you. You are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Love you,Your FriendFarrell Gunthrie
Farrell Gunthrie - October 23, 2015 at 12:33 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Camille Coleman Whitecotton.
October 22, 2015 at 01:38 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Camille was a beautiful, compassionate, and loving friend. I will always miss her sweet smile, contagious laugh, and kind heart. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time. Hope Gillam
Hope Gillam - October 22, 2015 at 08:31 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
I remember how Camille always had a beautiful smile when I saw her at Pasadena High School. She was such a wonderful lady. She will be greatly missed. Darla Kelly
Darla Kelly - October 21, 2015 at 09:19 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
For my friend, Camille Hooper"Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me."My day was a little different, new school, new students, new furniture But it crept up on me, I missed Camille She was the softer side of the lesson Where is Ms. Hooper? She's not here. Camille worked with all studentsI have witnessed her showing a deep caring for students that can be described as a tender hug That qualifies as a master teacher within itself I enjoyed out little chats this fall over the phone We chuckled and she crieda"I wanted to be strong for her I assured her that I too remember our time togetherI do remember Camille and I always will, no more worries, you have that luxurious, everlasting, peace now and forever. Kisses, hugs and lots of love,Kelly Gleasman Moore
Kelly - October 21, 2015 at 07:47 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Camille was always a smiling face in the hallway of our school. She will definitely be missed.
Heather Edwards - October 20, 2015 at 02:46 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
When Camille first came here to Pasadena High School, we became friends. She was such a sweet lady. Camille will be truly missed at Pasadena High School. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.There will be a special place in my heart for her. Teresa Chase - LaPorte,Texas
Teresa Chase - October 20, 2015 at 12:01 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM