Metta Adon Preas

Metta Adon Preas, of League City, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022 in League City at the age of 83. She was born on February 23, 1939 in Wichita, Kansas to Chester and Viona (Embrey) West.

Metta graduated from La Porte high school in 1957 and always had a heart for The Bulldogs. She recently attended a 65th class reunion and was able to visit with many of her classmates.
She married Jerry in June of 1957 and began a marriage of 64 exciting years. They made their home in Buckeye, Arizona while Jerry taught high school then returned to Texas to reside in West Texas City for a teaching position at College of the Mainland. They later moved to Midland, Texas and stayed there for 42 years. During the years of 1972 – 2019 Metta and Jerry hosted Lions International Foreign exchange students from all around the world. These students visited their home and traveled the great state of Texas for cultural experiences.
Metta spent countless hours at the Museum of the Southwest and had a true passion for all events and the various collections that passed through the historic building. Metta also shared her extensive collection of Nutcrackers during the Christmas season. She retired from the museum in 2011 after 30 years of service and dedication.

She enjoyed anything Disney and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Every opportunity to travel and Metta was ready. Her last big trip to DisneyWorld was with her daughter and grandchildren at Christmas 2015. Travel was a highlight of her life with her husband of 64 years. They traveled to all 50 states and she enjoyed cruising The Baltics and seeing Norway, Finland, Soviet Union and Denmark as well as many places in the Caribbean.

One of the many things Metta enjoyed were the large extended family reunions that took place each year. Having family travel far and wide to regroup and share the latest tales and refresh on past stories was a highlight for her and Jerry. They were the “go to” for getting everyone to one place. Metta had a strong Faith and had many favorite verses that she held close to her heart. After Jerry passed in January her Faith became stronger and she shared her thoughts often.

She is preceded in death by her husband Jerry Lee Preas on January 14, 2022 and her brother Ronald Bruce West on July 22, 2022.

Metta will be greatly missed by her daughter Regena Collier and husband Jimmy she loved to call her “Indiana Jimmy.” Grandchildren William Ethan Wolters (Becky), Madeleine Elise Wolters Johnston (Hunter), Bonus grandchildren Samantha Totty (Todd), Amy Racy (Jeff), Trish Parrent (Michael) and 7 great grandchildren. Metta leaves a multitude of friends and family behind to laugh and remember her dimples and laughter.

The Family will receive friends and family on Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 3 – 5pm at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 East Main, League City, Texas 77573. Interment will take place at Houston National Cemetery on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 10:15am.

In Lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to a charity of your choice.


  1. My deepest condolences to the friends and families to Metta and Jerry❤️🥀💙 Two fantastic warm and including people
    I got to meet them through The Lions club in the summer of 2000❤
    We celebrated 4 of juli together with other exchenge students from Denmark and Finland
    I am from Norway 🇧🇻
    RIP ❤️💙🥀

    Kristine Rasmussen Strand
  2. Metta was an important member of our family. She and husband, Jerry, spearheaded many of our family get togethers. More of a sister to me than a sister-in-law. She was well loved. I will miss her always.

    Gloria Anglin
  3. I was fortunate and thankful to know both Metta and Jerry for more than 20 years through the Lions Club. They hosted Lions International Youth Exchange students in Midland for more than 15 years plus some more before they came to Midland. Most of that time I was the District 2-A1 Youth Exchange Chairman and I could count on their participation. Jerry would always be ready to accompany the students on trips and they would usually host a party for all the students. Of course, Metta would keep us laughing and Jerry would play his guitar and sing, as well as produce a cookbook.

    Mark Singh
  4. AUNT METTA was a very special AUNT. She taught how to paint and pottery
    She painted a beautiful single red 🌹 over gold foil which i keep on my dresser
    My family lived across the street from METTA Jerry and Regena in Texas City Texas from 1973 to 1976. Will miss my favorite AUNT. SHE Was someone extra special.

    Barbara Kentch (niece)
  5. I am blessed that Ms. Metta always welcomed me and shared her home and joy. There are so… many wonderful memories full of laughter. She put up with and spent years helping me as a teenager just by being a big part of my life. Both Mr. & Mrs. Preas always showed love and concern for everyone around them. I enjoyed the many foreign exchange students who came to their home, also. Regena is a perfect example of that love & kindness. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to all who love & miss her, especially Regena and her family.

    Becky Richard Hansen

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