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"Cast thy burden upon the Lord and He will sustain thee" (Psalms55:22). To the whole family of Carletta J. Self; may the love of family and friends, especially the "God who cannot lie",comfort each of you durning this time of deep and personal sorrow. A friend
From: Mae J.    09/08/2011 09:35 AM

My Momma As I sit here with mother on my mind. I can hear my heart echo with emptiness as my mind struggles to find words to say. I only thought, I had experienced great sorrow and pain in my life before. And that nothing would ever come as a surprise to me again... Until the actually loss of my momma. As the tears round down my cheeks and I release another breathe from my body, words can not describe the feeling of loss and pain which comes deep from within me. Our mother was a wonderful and beautiful lady. But, donft think she wouldnft put you in check in a heart beat, but she did it for the best for all involved and with love. Some may have thought, she was too out spoken, direct, and to the point in life. But, life dealt her a low hand and she learned how to over come some of the hardest tests any of us could have taken in life. Mother also, was a very loving and caring woman. She allowed for us to grow up and make our own mistakes and to learn from them, but at the same time, there was no doubt that we were still the children and she will always be our momma with endless love. There wasnft anything she would have given to someone else in need. If she had it, it was yours without question. She wasnft a wealthy woman as far as earthly riches go, but she was rich with family, care, and love. And that was all that really mattered to her. Family meant everything to her, to be apart of something so strong and unbreakable. Her love for others ever ended, even after God had taken her home. She was an life donor member. She made sure that everything she had left was given to Life Gift, so hundreds of others, in need so they would have the chance for a better way of life. So let it be known, that all my mother was and all that she gave to others, makes me so very proud to be able to call her my mother. For so many years, you have held and rocked so many of us and now itfs time for you to be rocked in the arms of God. I know you will continue to look after us all. I have always loved you Mom. We will miss you terribly.
From: Lisa Finch    08/28/2011 09:08 PM

Its been over 10 years now, with no calls or letters shared. But no matter how far away or how long its been, I still knew that you cared. You always had kind words and a soft smile, and nothing less than understanding. You made a crazy teenage girl feel at home, with all your support and caring. As the miles and the years past away, I still held you near. Just thinking that we would never share another talk, would always result in even more tears. I always said that one day soon, I would be standing at your door. But now that day has come and gone, and that thought is no more. I know now you are in a very special place, a place that doesnt compare to anything here. And I know that one day, no matter what- I will see you again and shed no more tears. ~You will be dearly missed and cherished by anyone who was blessed enought to know you.
From: Katie    08/28/2011 05:36 PM

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. I can remember the first time I met Carlette was in my English class at Robert E. Lee, little did I know then that I would marry her cousin, Bobby. We are so sorry for your loss. Bobby and Doris Nunn
From: Bobby and Doris Nunn    08/28/2011 04:09 PM

My Momma As I sit here with mother on my mind. I can hear my heart echo with emptiness as my mind struggles to find words to say. I only thought, I had experienced great sorrow and pain in my life before. And that nothing would ever come as a surprise to me again... Until the actually loss of my momma. As the tears round down my cheeks and I release another breathe from my body, words can not describe the feeling of loss and pain which comes deep from within me. Our mother was a wonderful and beautiful lady. But, donft think she wouldnft put you in check in a heart beat, but she did it for the best for all involved and with love. Some may have thought, she was too out spoken, direct, and to the point in life. But, life dealt her a low hand and she learned how to over come some of the hardest tests any of us could have taken in life. Mother also, was a very loving and caring woman. She allowed for us to grow up and make our own mistakes and to learn from them, but at the same time, there was no doubt that we were still the children and she will always be our momma with endless love. There wasnft anything she would have given to someone else in need. If she had it, it was yours without question. She wasnft a wealthy woman as far as earthly riches go, but she was rich with family, care, and love. And that was all that really mattered to her. Family meant everything to her, to be apart of something so strong and unbreakable. Her love for others ever ended, even after God had taken her home. She was an life donor member. She made sure that everything she had left was given to Life Gift, so hundreds of others, in need so they would have the chance for a better way of life. So let it be known, that all my mother was and all that she gave to others, makes me so very proud to be able to call her my mother. For so many years, you have held and rocked so many of us and now itfs time for you to be rocked in the arms of God. I know you will continue to look after us all. I have always loved you Mom. We will miss you terribly.
From: Lisa Finch    08/28/2011 08:31 AM

Aunt Carletta, it is another big loss for our family to have you go. I remember a lot of great memories growing up and you always being there. I know you are in a better place now and we will all miss you until we see you one day again...love you, Ronny Jr.
From: Ronny Downing    08/28/2011 12:32 AM

My Momma As I sit here with mother on my mind. I can hear my heart echo with emptiness as my mind struggles to find words to say. I only thought, I had experienced great sorrow and pain in my life before. And that nothing would ever come as a surprise to me again... Until the actually loss of my momma. As the tears round down my cheeks and I release another breathe from my body, words can not describe the feeling of loss and pain which comes deep from within me. Our mother was a wonderful and beautiful lady. But, donft think she wouldnft put you in check in a heart beat, but she did it for the best for all involved and with love. Some may have thought, she was too out spoken, direct, and to the point in life. But, life dealt her a low hand and she learned how to over come some of the hardest tests any of us could have taken in life. Mother also, was a very loving and caring woman. She allowed for us to grow up and make our own mistakes and to learn from them, but at the same time, there was no doubt that we were still the children and she will always be our momma with endless love. There wasnft anything she would have given to someone else in need. If she had it, it was yours without question. She wasnft a wealthy woman as far as earthly riches go, but she was rich with family, care, and love. And that was all that really mattered to her. Family meant everything to her, to be apart of something so strong and unbreakable. Her love for others ever ended, even after God had taken her home. She was an life donor member. She made sure that everything she had left was given to Life Gift, so hundreds of others, in need so they would have the chance for a better way of life. So let it be known, that all my mother was and all that she gave to others, makes me so very proud to be able to call her my mother. For so many years, you have held and rocked so many of us and now itfs time for you to be rocked in the arms of God. I know you will continue to look after us all. I have always loved you Mom. We will miss you terribly.
From: Lisa Finch    08/28/2011 12:12 AM

I have lost the soul that gave me birth today, No words can express how I am feeling right. Such emptyness in my heart that has spread through out being. I love you mother and I know you are in a better place now. No more pain and suffering. I know you feel at peace and you are with god right now as he hold your hand and guides you throught gates of heaven to take your place besiide him as you are one of his dear children. I will miss you so much and think of you everyday until we can be together in heaven.
From: Sandra    08/27/2011 09:31 PM

My Condolences to all of the family and to my best friend April and her daughter Samatha who needs so much support during this sad time! I want to say that my prayers are with U all and one day we all will see our loved ones that have passed one day again! God Bless U Carletta and rest in Peace!
From: Anita    08/27/2011 08:55 PM

Im sorry for ur loss she was a amazing mom and Grandma she will b loved and miss dearly
From: ruben Rivera    08/27/2011 06:30 PM

Carletta, you will be missed. I had the opportunity to have met you and spend time with you many years ago through your children and you were one lovely lady. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family, especially Gina,Dale and Sandra which I grew very close to so many years ago. Carletta you are now in a better place, a place of no pain, sorrow or suffering. Only happiness and love. Irene Pahos Hall
From: Irene Pahos hall    08/27/2011 05:54 PM

We little knew, that morning that God was going to call your name. In life I loved you dearly, in death I do the same. It broke my heart to lose you, you did not go alone, for part of me went with you, the day God called you home.You left us peaceful memories, your love is still my guide: and though I cannot see you, you are always at my side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same: but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.
From: Norma    08/27/2011 02:24 PM

What can I say? I lost another grandma too soon. I miss you so much. I know you're in a better place and I'm glad you have no more pain. I love you. I always have and always will.
From: Samantha Clem    08/27/2011 12:32 PM

My heart gies out to your family and loved ones! Even though I only met you for a brief moment, I'm so thankful that I got the opportunity to meet such an amazingly sweet person as yourself! You will be greatly missed and your memories will live on forever! :) and you raised one hell of a daughter she is kind loving caring sweet and a great friend and please know that we will all do our best to look out for her and make sure that she always stays strong and knows how many people love her and would do anything for her! Thank u for making her the amazing person she is today and blessing us with her presence.. She learned how to be such an incredible person thanks to you!
From: Candice Middlebrooks    08/27/2011 12:24 PM

Carletta, Ronnie and Linda were all a part of my life growing up, and I have many great memories of the 50's and 60's at our house and Aunt Bonnie and Uncle Thurl's. I haven't got to know all of Carletta's family, but please know that you are all in my heart and prayers today. Cherish your memories and be thankful that you're a part of Carletta's legacy.
From: Michael Pineda    08/27/2011 12:22 PM

With all my thoughts, prayers and unconditional love. You will be missed. I am greatful for your patience and dedication to Pawpaw & Uncle Terry. I enjoyed our time together with dishes, quilting or just heading down to the DQ for ice cream. I am sure you will be greeted by our huge family at the gates. May the Lord be with you always as we all are. Love, Karena
From: Karena Ann Evensen-Mutz    08/26/2011 11:57 PM

Dear Mom , You were my best friend i ever had.I could always depend on you for anything.I'm sad beyond belief, my heart is broken once again way to soon.We will make with out you , but it would be much better with you.thanks for all the lessons you've taught me to surive in life. I will miss the goofy times we had laughing until you said stop because you couldn't breathe.. I will miss sneaking off for Mexican food at our joint,Olive Garden salad and soup.. Getting coupons for JC Penny's and buy as much school clothes for our grankids..Midnight runs to Whataburger after everyone else was alseep.. Most of all I miss you my mother and dearest friend. Ever, tell my grandma,my sister janice and don't forget uncle roger that I will see ya around. LOVE YOUR #1 Gina
From: Gina Jay    08/26/2011 11:43 PM

To my big sister, I will miss you. I was not ready for you to leave us, but I guess Mother, Roger and Janice have better plans for you, no more suffering, I love you more than words can say.
From: Linda Downng Jordan    08/26/2011 04:12 PM

My sincerest condolences to you all. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers today and the days to come. God bless each of you and bring you comfort.
From: Linda Porterfield    08/26/2011 03:33 PM

Aunt Carletta, I will miss you greatly. I always enjoyed our time together. I know you are in good hands now, give Daddy and Granny and Janice hugs and kisses for me. We will meet again one day. Love always, Ginger
From: Ginger Jordan Opanowitz    08/26/2011 01:54 PM


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