In Memoriam

SAW Celebrates the Lives of Two Very Special Angels:


Thelma Braddock


Michele Manore

Thelma J. Braddock, Founder, Special Angels of The Woodlands


Thelma, devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at age 89 on February 8, 2016, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Quanah, Texas on December 19, 1926, and grew up in Tyler. She dedicated more than 40 years to helping people of all ages with mental and physical challenges, through her work with various mental health organizations.


So dedicated to this cause, that in March 2003, Thelma founded Special Angels of The Woodlands, a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities. Initially started in her home, the organization continues to grow, currently serving 37 clients who are provided meaningful daily activities with a strong emphasis on both enjoying and serving our local communities.


A graveside service was held Saturday, February 13, 2:30 p.m., at the Memorial Oaks Cemetery, 13001 Katy Freeway in Houston 77079, followed by a reception and celebration of life from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Shepherd's House Church, 200 Pruitt Road in Spring 77380.


In lieu of flowers, donations made in Thelma's honor to Special Angels of The Woodlands would be greatly appreciated.

Michele Ruth Manore, A Very Special Angel


Michele, a long time client of The Special Angels of The Woodlands, passed away on February 4, 2016.  She was 47, and lived in The Woodlands, Texas, with her parents, Mickey and Suzanne Manore. She was born on May 27, 1968 in Los Angeles, California.

Michele will be lovingly remembered by her parents, Mickey and Suzanne; her sister, SaraSue Manore; her brother, Michael Manore II (Dawn); nephews, Ryder Coreale , Michael Manore III, and Craig Tom; nieces, Erika Manore and Amy Champion; aunts, Dottie Phillips, Lori Teri, Susan Migliore, and Margaret Van Slyke ; uncles, Joe Manore, Jack Manore, and Bob Manore; and many cousins. And, Michele will be missed so very much by all her friends at SAW.

A funeral mass was held at Sts. Simon and Jude Monday, February 15, 2016 at 10:00am, and a reception followed. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Michele's memory to Special Angels of The Woodlands.

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