Oudia “Irene” Lawrence Ware

Oudia “Irene” Lawrence Ware

Irene Ware was called home very peacefully on Sunday, May 12, 2019, while in the care of A*MED Hospice at the Regent Care Center in League City, Texas.

Irene was born in Vivian, Louisiana, to Orbin and Myrtie Sue Lawrence on February 21, 1940.  She was preceded in death by her parents, both of her sons, Dolen Wayne Pearson and little Ricky Glenn Pearson, brother, Glenn Lawrence, sister Tina McCaskey, sister Jean Callaway and brother-in-law, Westley, and sister Jimmie Ann Reynolds.

This much-loved Momma was survived by daughter Brenda Sue Chance and husband Dean, daughter Linda Kaye Cordova; and daughter-in-law Octavia Pearson.

Also survived by her baby brother Wayne Lawrence and wife Mary; sister-in-law, Sandra Lawrence; and brother-in-law David Reynolds.

An adored “Meme”, she was survived by 7 grandchildren, Donnie Pearson, Ronnie Pearson and wife Dorathy; Jonathon Pearson and wife Lauren; Jimmie Dolen Pearson and wife Emily; Taisy Brandon and husband Josh; Abigail Marie Cordova; and Chance Lorenzo Cordova.
9 great grandchildren Emily Sevier, Drysten Carroll, Hunter Pearson, Brandon Pearson, Fisher Pearson, Trysten Pearson, Rubin Pearson, Nevaeh Brandon and Joshua “Boogie” Brandon.

Also known as “Ms. Irene”, “Aunt WeeWee”, and “Weeder”, she was loved and accepted into many families, but her own family was her passion.  Spending time with her family meant the most to her, always.

Her early years employment began in the mail room with American Indemnity in Galveston Texas.  Her two treasured careers were first as a florist at Texas Super in Texas City and lastly, she was so proud to be hired as a teller on the first day The Gulf Grey Park opened in 1992.

She was very much loved by all who knew her, no matter the nickname she answered to on any particular day and will be missed dearly.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and services will be at 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Crowder Funeral Home, 815 FM 517 Rd West, Dickinson, Texas

Those of you who knew Irene, knew how much she loved flowers; however, if you would rather, a donation in memory of Irene Ware can be made to

AMED Community Hospice
8900 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Suite 102,
Texas City, Texas 77581
Attn:  Hinojosa


  1. I did not have the pleasure of knowing Irene well, but I do know that she was adored and cherished by her two daughters. And really, what better tribute can you have?

    Sherry Hobbs
  2. My deepest condolences to the family. Meme was a very sweet woman, who never met a stranger. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.


    Charles and Mary Conaway

    Mary Conaway
  3. She was my friend long before I married her son Dolen,but became my mother and friend through the years. She was the BEST mother in law a person could ask for. Forever in my heart.LOVE you so.

    Octavia Ann Pearson
  4. Such a precious lady! Full of spirit and always smiling! She will be missed very much! Praying for her sweet family and many friends! I love you Aunt Irene! Til we meet again!

  5. Irene was married to my brother and we grew up together, Irene and I..
    I always said they divorced, but I did not divorce her. We were sisters-in-law and friends. I loved Irene, the mother of my nephew Dolen and neice Brenda. Irene and I loved Elvis Presley , went to New Mexico and on Million Dollar Hwy (while on our trip) we sunk into snow up to our knees. We laughed so hard. One of other trips we took with my parents. We shared a lot. I will miss her. Gone, but definitely not forgotten. Irene, you now can see Dolen and Lil Ricky.
    Loved you then and now. Rest In Peace

    Doris Gillane
  6. Dearest Brenda and Linda, I can see you both in your Momma’s beautiful, sweet face. My heart goes out to you for your loss, especially on Mother’s Day 💖. What a wonderful legacy your family is to her. Love You, Claire Hill and Family

    Claire Hill
  7. Larry and I offer our deepest condolences to all who mourn this much loved lady. Our sympathy to Brenda, Dean, and family. Much love, Larry and Marlene Campbell

    Larry & Marlene
  8. My deepest sympathy to the Ware family. My heart goes out to you as you mourn Irene. Our heavenly Father lovingly assures us “I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness.” (Isa. 41:10) May the God of all comfort be with you at this difficult time. (2 Cor. 1:3,4)


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