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
- 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.
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