Audrey Faye Metters passed away on Friday in Abilene, Texas. A visitation will be 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Minda Street Church of Christ, 701 Minda Street, Abilene Texas. Following visitation a funeral service will begin at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Minda Street Church of Christ. Interment will follow the service at Elmwood Memorial Park, 5750 Hwy 277 South, Abilene.
Audrey Faye began her life's journey on November 1, 1941 in the New Hope community of Kilgore, Texas to the loving parentage of Ethel Lee Bush Thurmond and Bro. Rabon Thurmond, Sr.
Audrey's elementary education took place in Forney, Texas. Her high school years were spent at Hallsville ISD in Hallsville, Texas and George Washington Carver High School in Ennis, Texas where she graduated in 1960. Audrey attended Southwestern Christian College completing her education at Prairie View A.M. University with a Bachelor's and Master's degree in education.
Sister Metters began her professional career in Crandall, Texas where she taught in Crandall ISD for several years. Upon locating to Houston, she began teaching in the Houston Independent School District. She retired from teaching after over 40 years of service in HISD. Instead of enjoying her retirement, she became a substitute teacher for several more years.
God blessed Audrey and her late husband Taft Metters with two wonderful children: April Metters of Houston, Texas and Thurmond Metters of Abilene, Texas.
Sister Metters followed Christ's teaching by uniting with the East Side Church of Christ in Ennis, Texas in her youth. When she became a resident of Houston, she united with the Highland Heights Church of Christ where she remained for over 20 years. Later she began worshiping at the Trinity Garden Church of Christ.
Audrey was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Rabin Thurmond, Jr. and Arthur Ray Thurmond; and two sisters: Milbry Carr and Albrey Thurmond.
Sister Audrey Metters loved her Lord, her family and friends. She leaves to cherish her precious loving memories: daughter, April Metters and son Thurmond Metters (Camile); brother, John O. Thurmond (Joan), Dallas, Texas; seven grandchildren: Jacques, Kaniya, Mekiya, Micah, Keeland, Thurmond, Jr. and Lincoln; a host of nephews and nieces; and other relatives and friends.
Sister Audrey Metters or "Mama" Metters as she was lovingly called was a faithful servant who delighted in her Lord and served Him with her whole heart. She will be deeply missed but we take comfort in knowing that her absence from the body means that she is present with the Lord.
Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Remember to lean on God and he will sustain you.
Dondi and Patience BernardHouston, TX
Thurmond, April, John, and all family of Audrey:
We were saddened by the news of Audrey's departure, yet we are not in despair because we know that Audrey, though absent from the body, is present with the Lord. Audrey has been my friend since we were teenagers. We met in Dallas when she was visiting her father and I was visiting my aunt. Our friendship was instant and lasted until now. Audrey was a very gentle, kind, loving and gentle spirit. Our friendship spread to our families as we grew older. Audrey befriended our oldest son when he was a student at Prairie View and visited in Houston and after our son married the friendship extended to his wife and children. That's the kind of magnetic personality Audrey possessed. We feel so blessed to have known her.
Family, take comfort in knowing what a wonderful Christian life Audrey exemplified and in knowing that God is near. Our prayer for you is that you will accept the comfort that God offers you and that you will have abundant blessings as God continues to touch your life in wonderful ways.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
John and Margie WoodsDallas, TX
You have my deepest condolences. Mrs. Metters was such a beautiful lady with a wonderful spirit. She always supported me at Kashmere and made my days better because of her. My love to you all.
Joan HubertHouston,, TX
Prayers and condolences to you and your family. She was such a sweet spirit. R.I.P. Sis. Audrey! 💐💐💐💕
Decondie "Connie" Winn-GreenHouston, TX
Thurmond, April, Kane, Camille We love you deeply and so very sorry for this loss! I love the time and laughs that I had with Aunt Audrey and I can't say I have ever seen her Frown. Rest easy knowing that she is at peace and through God she is still in all of our hearts. RIH Auntie, I truly love and Miss knowing you are here!!!
Daphne O. Robinson AgunAlief, TX
Praying for you and your family during this time of bereavement. May God bless you and your family.
Latoya MontgomeryValdosta, GA
Prayers and blessings to the Metters family, and to “mama” Metters, “rest in Heaven, we’ll see you on the other side “.
Julius Clebourn JrHouston, TX