Ada Marie Fussell Meyers

Ada Marie Fussell Meyers went to be with our Heavenly Father on the morning of August 13, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Ada was born December 28, 1937 in Galveston, Texas, the eldest child of John Abe Fussell and Domenica (DiMare) Fussell.

Ada grew up in Galveston and attended Ursuline Academy, where she made many lifelong friends. She later married and became a loving mother to her four children. After her children’s higher education was provided for, Ada pursued her own higher education, earning a degree in mathematics and education from the University of Houston. She then taught as a math teacher at North Shore Jr. High. Ada earned a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Houston at the age of 60. She became a Master Addiction Counselor at Bay Area Recovery Center where she worked for almost 20 years, up until three weeks before her passing. Ada was a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor, a member of the American Counseling Association, Texas Counseling Association, and the National Association for Addiction Counselors. Ada truly felt a calling and passion to work as a Master Addiction Counselor at the Bay Area Recovery Center founded and run by her cousin Sue Shipley and her dedicated son, Joe. She helped hundreds of clients and their families on their journey to recovery. Her delightful spirit made people around her smile, and she always ended each day with a warm, “Caio!” She made everyone at the Center feel loved. In honor of Ada’s devoted service, the Bay Area Recovery Center will be dedicating a building in her honor.

Ada loved her family with all her heart. She sacrificed her own needs for those of others, and she relished every family gathering. She loved listening to Mario Lanza which brought back cherished memories of her grandparents, Captain Vincent “PaPa” and Josephine DiMare and their close family values.

Ada loved working in her garden where she enjoyed a quiet cup of tea while watching butterflies and birds. She was a published author, and she wrote many beautiful poems about her optimistic and joyful view of life, her beloved family members and their experiences. Ada loved visiting Italy and Sicily, the birthplace of her ancestors, and learning to speak Italian.

Ada taught her family to love unconditionally, to support each other, to forgive and, honor and put God first. She listened with a loving heart, mentored, and encouraged. She had a way of making others feel loved and helping them feel better. Ada faced a variety of hardships in her life, but through it all, she never lost sight of what was most important in life: accepting God’s will. During her final days, Ada was surrounded by her family. She was grateful for having lived a full life. She was a saint. She leaves a legacy of love. Now she is with the angels.

Ada was dearly loved by everyone that knew her. Each of her family and friends could offer many more loving memories and stories that depict Ada’s love of life and family, far more than space will allow. Ada is preceded in death by her parents, John Abe Fussell and Domenica (DiMare) Fussel, her loving brother, James Morris Fussell, who she helped care for during his long-term health struggles. She is survived by her children: Otto W. Meyers, III (wife, Lue Ann), Catherine Homer, John Meyers (wife, Sonya), Lauren Beall (husband, Charles.) Grandchildren: William Paul Meyers (wife, Gabriella), Anna Meyers Howard (husband, Trae), Blane Homer, Trent Homer, Matthew Beall, Michaela Beall, Weston Meyers, and Rebecca Meyers. Great grandchildren: William Paul Meyers II, Christopher Campbell Meyers, Emma Joy Meyers. Siblings: Lowell Fitzgerald, Camille Bourgeois, Wallace Christie, Jr., Colleen Steinbach, Frieda Lynn, Tina Minter, and Vicky Christie. She is also survived by many close cousins, nieces and nephews.

Ada’s grateful children would like to thank everyone for their love, care and comfort for her during her final days. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 AM, December 29 at St. Christopher Episcopal Church 2508 St. Christopher Avenue, League City, Texas 77573. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in Ada Meyers’ memory may do so to the Bay Area Recovery Center. Ciao Mamma.


  1. The BEST MOM EVER! Thank you for showing me how to love. I miss your hugs, our visits, texts and phone calls. I could write endlessly about how much your missed. I can’t wait to see you again….Ciao!

    Lauren Meyers Beall
  2. God Bless you Ada. We miss you.

    Karen Newton
  3. Such beautiful words for such a beautiful person! What an amazing life she lived! Aunt Ada was always so kind and fun to be around – many fond memories. May she rest in eternal peace. My sincerest condolences to the family.

    Julie Newton
  4. Ciao Aunt Ada. May you see the face of God. And maybe Mario Lanza’s too.

    Alyce Richard
  5. Miss you Ada, loved my dear cousin. She was always there to lend her support in the good times and the bad. Always soft spoken and laughing. It wont be the same down here without you. I know you are living being reunited in heaven with my own dear mother and sisters. Until i see you again when my time comes, i take comfort in that! Love always, Rosie

    Rosie Gibson
  6. Ciao Aunt Ada. May you see the face of God. And maybe Mario Lanza’s too.

    Alyce Richard
  7. The first thing I remember knowing about Adawas my “adopted mother” telling me that our mother had a daughter, our mother’s second child, and that she had had some health problems. My first thoughts about her were that what if I met her and did not even know that she was my sister? So any time I met a girl who was part Italian, I naturally had a few questions to ask. Maybe she was my sister! It was many years later that I met any of my wonderful family. I have and still feel so closely connected to Ada. I cherish greatly the relationship we have had and I too trust that we’ll be together again. I’m sure that I will know her the moment I see her, because again I’ll receive the blessing of her love. Amen. Lowell Fitzgerald

    Lowell Fitzgerald
  8. Sweet Smile Cuz, You Will Be Sadly Missed Dear Cousin…Go In Peace & Love🙏🏻

    Dianna Kay DiMare
  9. Sad to say that I was looking up information for a passing of one of an employee and came across Dear sweet Ada’s obituary. I had the pleasure of working with her at Weber Elementary where she was the school counselor, my son was a student as well, we had moved to Houston after my husband retired from the Military, my son did not have a good experience at his pervious school so when we enrolled him into Weber it was a challenge for a new student with Asperger. Ada changed that she was such a blessing so good with him and all the other children, he loved her so much as did I, she had such a soft tender voice so caring. When she retired it was a sad day for us but we got to see her every now and then through the years. I have a picture of her and I taken at Weber a couple of years after she retired I will treasure it forever. Rest in peace beautiful Ada

    MaryAnn Trevino
  10. I just found out she died. When my mom died Ada said .”I will be your mom.” Covid kept us apart which makes me so sad. The last message was at my birthday. I loved her so much and will miss her. We did the floors in her home.Please let us know when the service is? She was the most loving person I have ever known. She touched my life forever. I am a part of her Weber family.

    Susan Millard
  11. Blessings and hugs to Ada’s beautiful family. As our school counselor, Ada was both sweet and spicy! We often laughed together, and I am lucky enough to be a recipient of her biscotti and wine from her brother’s “vineyard”. So tender with children, a great listener, and a cheerleader for everyone she truly had a heart of gold. It doesn’t surprise me she continued to work with those in need after retirement from school counseling. I will always appreciate our time working together.

    Teresa Snider
  12. My condolences to the family. Ada was small but mighty in all that she did. Her heart was huge for all. I cherish the time we worked together at Weber and pray that find comfort and peace as you celebrate her life in the upcoming days and years. She truly was one of a kind. ❤️

    Miriam Cortes
  13. I love you miss Ada
    Nothing but fond memories of every moment I was blessed to be with you, your always, always, kind words, your very genuine concern and compassion in your special way of loving us all.
    please tell Lance C. and all other BARC family in Heaven now Hi from us!!!

    To the family- as Counselors, we often ask ourselves, and each other, “Did we make a difference today?” Miss Ada made a difference, she made everyone she came in touch with a little better.

    William Smith

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