August 12, 1937 – May 2, 2020
Louise Arlene Pressley, 82, of College Station, Texas, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 2, 2020. A graveside service to celebrate her life will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 2:00pm at Bryan City Cemetery. Certified Life Celebrant Dawn Lee Wakefield will officiate.
Louise was born in Houston, Texas, the eldest of three daughters and one son born to Louis and Margie Helmer. She grew up there and ultimately met and married the love of her life, Richard Long, in 1955. They share three beautiful daughters, Tammy, Darla, and Kiz.
Her most favorite activity was to have every one of her family members together, particularly spending time in Canyon Lake. She was very creative and she loved to sew, plus she was busy with many other crafting activities. After her children were grown, in her professional life, she was a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell in Corpus Christi, Texas, for many years.
She always had a smile on her face and always presented herself meticulously with coordinating outfit, shoes, and accessories, plus her hair and nails were always perfect whenever she went out.
In her last decade of her life, Louise’s youngest daughter, Kiz Tullous, faithfully and lovingly cared for her mother daily, which the entire family appreciated. Additionally, Louise also had a beloved caretaker, Lahoma, who was friend like family to her as well, and shared happy times with her as a devoted helper in her final years.
Louise was a member of First Baptist Church in Bryan. She had a beautiful heart, was loved dearly, and will be sorely missed. She is preceded in death by her parents and three siblings, brother Fred, and sisters Margie and Francis.
Louise is survived by her three daughters, Tammy Courter (Ralph) of Franklin, Darla Long of Benchley, and Kiz Tullous (Bart) of Austin and their families, who gave “Nana Louise” nine beloved grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren.
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