Eldorado -  Lula Mae Joiner passed on to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 10, 2011 in Eldorado.  The funeral service will be on February 12th at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Eldorado, and burial will follow in the Eldorado Cemetery.  Pastor Andy Anderson will officiate the services.

Lula Mae was born on November 1, 1922 to the late Thomas Franklin and Ruth (Parks) Green at the family home in the Bailey Ranch community of Eldorado.  She was the fifth of seven children born into this loving family, but she held the special privilege of being the only daughter.  She graduated from Eldorado High School in 1940.  A college scholarship was declined, and she chose to stay on the farm and help her mother.  This was especially helpful since her father passed away in 1930, and her four older brothers were serving our country during the war.  She also enjoyed working at the Ratliff store during this time.  June 10th, 1953, she married Wallace Joiner, her “dream come true”.  They were blessed with their own loving family and continued the tradition of life on the farm.  She was a true helpmate and servant as she partnered with Wallace in love, family life, working the land, and then ultimately as his courageous and faithful caregiver during a twenty seven year battle with Parkinson’s disease.  Her faith, determination and positive outlook continue to be example to all who knew her.

Lula Mae was lifelong member of First Baptist Church.  She loved all things Eldorado and the country life.  Her vegetable and flower gardens brought her much joy as did sharing the harvest with family and friends.  We will hold her love and the faith she shared with us close to our hearts every day.  
Those left to cherish memories are son Wayne Joiner and his wife Shirley of Eldorado; daughter Wally Leaverton and her husband Clay of Lubbock; son John Paul Joiner and his wife Cynthia of Fort Nelson British Columbia;  grandchildren: Evan Joiner, Analee, Madison and his fiancé Amy Perehoduk, Matthew, and Sarah Jane Leaverton, Jennifer Stafford, Jeff Stafford and his fiancé Lori Stewart, Johnna Joiner and her fiancé Jake Hooker and John Paul Joiner; brother Billy Green of Eldorado; sisters-in-law, Jackie Green of Georgetown and Helene Green of San Angelo and many nieces, nephews and friends.

 

Along with her parents, Lula Mae is preceded in death by her husband Wallace on May 5, 1997; infant son Alan Roy on July 26, 1954; brothers Carroll, Kenneth, Glen, Tommy, and Odell; brother-in-law Pat Joiner; sisters-in-laws Wanda, Ella-V, Camille and Lou Green and Doy Mittel; also her precious grandchildren, Travis and Rachel Joiner on March 6, 2009.

Her family would like to express the deepest gratitude to the doctors, nurses, caregivers, and volunteers at the Schleicher County Nursing Home and Hospital for their kindness, commitment, and loving care.
The family suggests memorials to the First Baptist Church Box 458 or Schleicher County Nursing Home Activity Fund Box V, Eldorado, Texas 76936