Sidney LaRue Lewallen, age 79, of Odessa, TX, passed away on July 2, 2018 in Nacogdoches, TX.
Visitation will be from 2:00-4:00 PM, Friday, July 6, 2018, at First Baptist Church Odessa, TX.
Funeral services will be at 4:00 PM, Friday, July 6, 2018, at First Baptist Church Odessa, TX. with Rev. Dr. Byron McWilliams of First Baptist Church, and Rev. Curtis Brewer officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
LaRue was born in Smackover, Arkansas to Sidney and Jewel Lout on March 26, 1939. She went to school at Smackover. She married Harold Lewallen on November 25, 1964 in Midland, TX. She was the co-owner of Accelerando Music Service for 15 years. She sang in and was an officer for the choir at First Baptist Church in Odessa and directed the hand bell choir for more than 20 years.
LaRue is survived by her husband, Harold Lewallen, her son, Tim Lewallen, daughter in law, Jennifer Harris Lewallen and her four grandchildren, Chris, Sydney, Joseph and Marjorie.
Pallbearers will be Rick Pharaoh, Larry Dendy, James Franklin, Lee King, Charles Litchford, Marcus Thompson. Honorary: Larry Barrows.
Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences, please sign her guestbook at www.sunsetodessa.com.
LaRue’s voice was definitely a gift from God. She was a teacher and mentor to many of us. The memories from handbells and the perfection she insisted with every note. And of course, her contagious smile. Prayers and thoughts with Harold, Tim, and family.
Lora HurleyAustin, TX
We feel so heavy hearted to know Harold is now feeling a huge void - We are so thankful to have known you both! To have your voices in my mind is the best memory ever !!! Your Faith in our Lord God will keep you, comfort you and strengthen you for these sad days. Blessings on you, Harold!!!
Sam & Rhonda GrayLeander, TX
LaRue was one of our favorite people, along with Mr. Rue. She was a wonderful Sunday School teacher for Andrea and Travis. I learned so much from her in hand bells. As a family we always looked forward to her singing a special. She will be missed!
Linda BallBURLESON, TX
Harold. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. May the Lord comfort you and your family during this time.
Richard P. McKeelOdessa, TX
We sure loved this lady.
Kathy LollarOdessa, TX
I love to hear sing in the c oir at first Baptist Church she boo want a as sweet she was a sweet lady love by many
Matthew DanielsLubbock, TX
Odessa lost a great Christian Lady. She love everyone love to cook. Love to sing all the time. Going to miss LaRue singing. LaRue gone but never forgotten. Prayers to Harold Tim and family.❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻
Alan HurleyOdessa, TX