Lou Fleming

My soul finds rest in God alone;

My salvation comes from Him.

He only is my rock and my salvation.

I shall not be shaken. Psalm 62: 1-2


Wilbur Lula “Lou” Sansom Fleming was

the fourth child born to Elmer Flournoy and

Wilbur Shook Sansom. She grew up in

Plainview, Texas and studied art at the

University of Texas in Austin, where she met

Walton C. Fleming, Jr. During World War II,

she worked as a draftsman at an airplane factory.

Walt served in the Navy during the war, and

when his ship was on leave, they married in

New Orleans July 5, 1945. After the war,

Lou and Walt settled in Houston, where they

lived until they moved to Bryan, TX in 1985.


Lou enjoyed being a wife, mother, and

homemaker. She loved family and holiday

times together, sewing, and painting. Lou

was an active member at Grace Bible Church,

where she enjoyed keeping the kitchen

organized, welcoming newcomers, and working

with the OWLS ministry. She was a member of

the Gideon’s Auxilliary. Most of all, Lou loved

sharing about her Messiah Jesus with anyone she

could. It was not uncommon for her to say, “May

I ask you a question? Have you asked Jesus into

your heart?” (Acts 16:30-31)


Lou was preceded in death by her husband Walton

  1. Fleming Jr; her father and mother, Elmer and

“Wil” Sansom; a sister Virginia Sansom Walker;

and a brother, David Flournoy Sansom.


Lou is survived by her daughter Nan McLeroy and

husband Don, grandson Luke and wife Katie

McLeroy and their children Emily and Natalie, and

grandson Andrew and wife Suw McLeroy; and her

son Walt, granddaughter Lindsey and husband

Robert Smith, and son Isaac, and granddaughter

Kelly and husband Jeremy Barrett and children

Tamara and Zolan; and sister Mary Earle Sansom

Williams; also nieces and nephews and dear friends.


A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday March 11, 2015 at the College

Station City Cemetery. Following the interment, a memorial service

will begin at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Bible

Church, 700 Anderson Street, College Station, TX.


The family wishes to thank Lou’s excellent and

compassionate Doctors Segrest, Tseng, and Turner

these past 17 years, and the administrator, staff,

nurses and aides at Sherwood HealthCare Inc.

for their concerned care and dedication to our

parents and to our community. Her love for you

was genuine and you loved her back.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice

Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th Street, Bryan, TX 77803,

whose care made Lou’s final months more

comfortable, and shared many good moments

with the family.


Express Condolences at CallawayJones.com







For more information contact 

Callawy-Jones Funeral & Cremation Centers

3001 S College Avenue
Bryan, TX 77801
United States (US)
Phone: (979) 822-3717
Email: cjones@callawayjones.com


  1. Nancy and Walton: I worked for your dad at Trunkline from 1961 – 1966. They were both very fine people and I loved them very much. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Lou and Walt are together again, forever.

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