Thelma Houston

Obituary of Thelma C Houston

Thelma Campbell Houston, 98, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at Addington Place at College Harbor.  Born June 6, 1924, in Somerville, MA, she was the only child of the late Paul Morehouse and Effie Mae (Campbell) Hunson.  Thelma was determined to live life on her terms and fill each day.  Her hobbies and talents afforded her many wonderful experiences.  She was a competitive ballroom dancer winning Fox Trot Champion 1960; her singing voice brought her close to being a vocalist for big bands.  She continued to entertain by visiting rest homes and sing to the residence, and singing in her choir.  She volunteered her time at Sunshine Senior Center, hosting tea dances and playing cards.  Her trendy style made her a true fashionista.  While working at GE, she met Charles Thomas Houston.  She not only gained a husband but also an immediate family of five stepchildren, loving referred to as “you people”. 

She will be remembered fondly by her stepchildren, Charlene (Rodger) Gary of OR, Joan (Jon) of CA, Charles “Tom” (Cheryl) of OR, Stephne Houston (Dan Easley) of OR and Samuel (Sandra) Houston of OR; 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. 

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 10am at Anderson McQueen Family Tribute Center, Northeast Chapel, 2201 DR MLK Street N, St. Petersburg.

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Memorial Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Anderson McQueen - Northeast Chapel
2201 MLK Street N
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
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