Veta Mae Toombs was born in Tipton, Oklahoma on 21 October 1950. She fell asleep in Christ on 28 November 2020 surrounded by her family.
She is survived by her husband Jerry Toombs of Forney, Texas; children: Marq Toombs and wife Shannon of Mesquite, Texas; Jason Toombs and wife Amy of Clearwater, Florida; and Angie Felton and husband Kendall of Weatherford, Texas; grandchildren: Kenady, Dagan, Moriah, Jahna, Asher, Kenna, Jadera, Micah, Liam, Reagan, Gabriella, and Norah; siblings: Ronnie Young and wife Janie; Loyd Bell and wife Carrie; Randy Bell and wife Jackie; Nell Johnson and husband Donald; Lou Ann Sedbrook and husband Greg.
She was preceded in death by her mother Lou Ella Bell, father John Henry Young, grandsons Elijah Toombs and Aidan Felton; and brothers Leon Bell and John Young.
The memorial service for Pie will take place on Thursday, December 3, at 10 am at Calvary First Baptist Church, 2850 Eastglen Blvd, Mesquite, TX 75181.
There will be a visitation beginning at 9 am before the memorial service. Friends and family are welcome to a come-and-go visitation at Big’n and Pie’s home in Forney on Thursday afternoon from 1 to 4.
In lieu of flowers and gifts, the Toombs family is requesting that all donations be given to Children Relief International's COVID-19 Relief Fund in honor of Pie. You can follow this link to give online: CRI COVID-19 Relief https://www.childrensrelief.org/covid19-give
Imagine for a moment a tapestry hanging above you in the lilting light of the afternoon sun. Imagine Pie's strong, sturdy fingers twining together the threads and yarns. Imagine how often she noticed grubby little bits of string in the street, how she would pluck them from the dirt, and weave them into the tapestry she was making. Pie made a habit of collecting strange things (and strange people), cleaning them up, nurturing them, weaving them into the fabric of her life - and somehow making them belong. The threads of saffron, gold, deep blues, and yes, even the murky dirty strands, tangle together into a perfect picture of Pie's life. The people she collected in her heart have become woven into the life Pie created. We all have become the work of her hands. There is no picture so precious, and it would take a multitude of voices to praise this masterpiece perfectly. One voice is not enough to give account of such a rich and vivacious woman. So Veta will be eulogized through the words of the people she treasured most highly - her children and grandchildren rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.
(For the family, granddaughter Kenady Toombs)
Pallbearers will be Denton Bell, Brent Bell, Asher Toombs, John Bell Micah Toombs and Liam Felton. Honorary Pallbearers will be Curtis Arthur, Roberto Fuentes, Josue Bustamante and Dagan Toombs.
For those who are unable to attend, the family has arranged for the service to available as it takes place via Live Stream. You may access the stream by going to this link.