Alma L. Bottoms

September 27, 1923 - September 24, 2008

Alma L. Bottoms, 84, was a loving & cherished wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt. She ascended the staircase to heaven into the arms of God on September 24, 2008 in McKinney, Texas. She was born on September 27, 1923 in Hickory, Oklahoma, the daughter of Leonard and Dora Elliott. Alma was married to Clifford C. Bottoms in July of 1938. She was a dedicated Christian who loved the Lord. She was like an angel put onto earth that spent her time loving and caring for her family. Her favorite way of showing her love, was cooking the perfect meal and making sure everyone was comfortable and in the land of plenty. Survivors include her son Jim Bottoms & wife Bev of North Hills, California; daughter Janice Smith & husband Thomas of Tulsa, Oklahoma; grandsons, Jim Brunner & wife Karen of Spokane, Washington; Jay Bottoms of North Hills, California; granddaughters, Terry Graham & husband Dan of McKinney, Texas; Sherry Ferren of McKinney, Texas; great grandchildren, Paige & Tawny Graham; Christian, Tialyn, Savannah, and Faith Ferren; Christie, Michael, Danny, and Jennifer Brunner; sister, Charlene Fox & husband Chuck Fox; brother, Bob Elliott; and numerous precious nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many friends. Preceding her in death was her father, Leonard Elliott; mother, Dora Elliott; husband, Clifford C. Bottoms; brother, Thomas Elliott; sister, Lenita (Topsy) Butler. Family and friends are invited to the funeral home at their convenience on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 to pay their respects and to sign the register book. The family will receive friends during a Visitation on Wednesday evening beginning at 6:30 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 2:00 PM at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013 with Pastor Garry Page officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park.

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Grandma Alma, Not a day goes by where I DON'T think about you.! I miss you very much and I always wish you could still be here with us.:( I always think about sneaking candy mainly milky ways and going to eat them behind your couch! haha. And I wish you didn't have to leave. But now I know you're not in ANY pain at all and you're watching down everyone that you loved the most. We'll meet again one day. And I can't wait for that day. I love you sooo much and I miss you more than anything. In my heart I know you're always there right beside me. Every time I see a butterfly I think of you. And I will NEVER forget you ever. I love you soo much. Miss you.!! Love, Tawny Tawny S. Graham, January 11, 2012 I never met Alma but know what a special lady she was because her family are wonderful, warm, caring people who learned from her. Thank you all for letting me help you through this time and for feeling like part of your family. Thank you Alma. Sheenagh Hutchison, November 19, 2008 First met Alma in 1960, my freshman year in high school. She always had a smile and made me laugh. She was loving and giving and always easy to talk to. She will be greatly missed. Laura B Overton, October 10, 2008 My Dearest, Sweetest, Little Grama, Thank you for the person you were, all the things you did, and the love you gave to all of us! You were our rock and our safe place! You are soo precious to me!!! I am soo thankful you were there to help raise me and my kids. The love you had for us has made us the people we are today. You have taught us so many things. I am thankful that you unselfishly gave of yourself for the devotion to your family. We have so many memories to share. The memories are endless. The lessons will last a lifetime. The impression you have left will last forever. I miss you soo much! I am comforted knowing we will be together again in Heaven. I will again feel your loving comfort. Not to mention, I won't eat that good again til I am back in your house. Words cannot express the love I have for you. I love you forever and always!!!! Forever and ever your baby I will be... Sherry Ann Ferren, October 2, 2008 I remember when you would stand in the kitchen cooking tacos and other goods and the different smells would fill the air as we waited. I remember the times when I would cry to stay the night with you and when I did you would try your best to make me as comfortable as I could be and you would rub my back until I fell asleep I miss that alot. I miss you telling us that everything was going to be ok and you brightening our day. I remember when you took us in when we had no place else to go and you were always there for us and did everything you could to help. I miss the smell of your nice perfume you sprayed before we went out to eat. I miss bugging you about making or fixing me something. Thank you for all the birthday cards and presents you sent. I love you now and forever, Tia Tialyn Ambrielle Ferren, October 2, 2008 I miss you very much. I love you very much. I will see you in heaven! XOXOXO!!!! Faith Victoria Ferren, October 2, 2008 I remember when I went with Grama to spend the night at her house. She would get a big bowl and pour it on my head when I would take a bath. We would would wake up during the middle of the night and she would give me big marshmallows. She would buy me the striped packs of gum at the store. The next day she would take me swimming. She was the best Grama/Angel I have ever known. She was sweet,nice,kind,loving, and pretty. I love her. I love Grama! I'll meet you at the gates of heaven. I know you will have a great meal for us to eat when we get there. I am so glad that God put the best Grama on the earth. I love her soo much! I thank God for putting her on earth. Savannah Desiree Ferren, October 2, 2008 Gra, I think about you every single day...and the memories of you keep playing in my head over and over again. I want to keep thinking about you, because I don't want to lose a single memory of you and I am so scared that there is something I might forget. No one else took care of our family like you did and I just don't know how we are going to live without you in our lives. I wish that I could go back in time and be a kid again so I could see you. I know that you are safe in heaven now waiting for all of us and I can't wait to see you again and tell you how much I love you. No one will ever take your place in my heart and I will think about you always. I love you and miss you so so much. Rest in peace Gra. Love Always, Paige Paige Cheree Graham, October 2, 2008 I'LL NEVER FORGET WHAT A LOVING CHRISTIAN SHE WAS AND ALSO GIVING. MY WISHES ARE, TO SEE HER AGAIN AND HAVE ALL THOSE GOOD TIMES WE SHARED. I WAS JUST A FRIEND BUT SHE MADE ME FEEL LIKE I WAS HER DAUGHTER. I WILL REMEMBER HER GORGEOUS SMILE, HER COOKING AND THE DAY SHE BAKED A CAKE FOR JANICE AND I. HERE I WAS AN OUTSIDER BUT HER AND JANICE MADE ME FEEL LIKE I WAS FAMILY. SHE BAKED US A BIRTHDAY CAKE AND NOT ONLY WAS IT BEAUTIFUL AND BUT IT TASTED DELICIOUS. JANICE AND I REALLY GULFFED IT DOWN. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HER FOR HER WISDOM IN CHRISTIAN LIVING,AND THE LOVE SHE SHARED AND MOST OF ALL FOR BEING LOVED BY ALL AS SHE ALWAYS HAD THAT LOVE TO GIVE TO ALL. I MISS YOU ALMA BUT I KNOW GOD WILL HAVE US TOGETHER AGAIN SOON. SAY HI TO MY DADDY. GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS. YOU'LL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. LOVE YOU MOM, LIZ YOUR SECOND DAUGHTER. LIZ MENDOZA, October 1, 2008 Some of my best memories with grandma were always every special to me because they were over a 45 year period,and growing up with her and her family.Sharing many good times as well as the bad times.But knowing how much she cared for everyone and keeping them all on the straight and narrow towards being thoughtful and giving and most of all praying to God for us. So for know we all that thats what She wanted but the Lord wanted for us,She`s being her new life and we can meet at a later time where we will all be together,with the Lord. Love Always,Bill William Owens, October 1, 2008 to this very dai i remember when we would watch the fox and the hound and i would lay your stomach and say,"grandma i can hear your tummy are you hungry."she would reply no. i also remember when i first my my year book and you had picked me up my house in plano texas and when we got home she had made us some really good corn bread. i also remember when i would go to sleep with my grandma i would lay right next to and we would watch tbn or try to guess the answer for who wants to a millionare. another thing that i remember is that one time i got out of the shower and she had also she said,"boy your hair already dry, yours dries faster than mine." i also remember when we went to okalahoma city to visit my aunt she would always take me to get one of the fuzzy papers that had a picture and i would sit and color them for her, and also while she and i were at the store buying this she would also get me slushy. i also remember her putting tiger balm and campophnick on me when i got hurt or had growing pains. i also remember when she would give me a bath tuck me in the guest room. to this day i still thimk that i was around her the most and i want to thank the lord for one of the best actually the best grandmother a young man such asw myself could ask for.i love you grandma!!!!!!!!! Christian Joesph Ferren, October 1, 2008 Aunt Alma hold a special place in my heart. The love she so freely gave to me has effected my life in only the most positive way possible. The summer vacations and Christmas breaks she brought me to Texas to spend with her, and Uncle Clifford and Cousin Sherri are priceless to me. I have to testify along with many others what a wonderful cook Aunt Alma was. My favorite was her Mexican meat-ball soup! What a day it will be to one day all be together again in Heaven! Tina Michelle (Fox) Morrow, October 1, 2008 I love you Mom! I know you are in heaven with Dad, Grandma, Uncle Son, and all the family and I know you are happy and in no pain. I will miss you! Meet me at the gate when I get to Heaven! Janice Smith, October 1, 2008 I have nothing but fond memories of Alma. She was a sweet and dear person. Sleep with the angels, Alma... Vikki Schummer, September 29, 2008 The greatest memory I can share with everyone about Alma is the true unconditional love that she had for her family. She was the most giving person I have ever met, always taking care of everyones needs before her own. I love you very much and will miss you. Rest in peace. Beverly Bottoms Daughter-in-law Beverly Rae Bottoms, September 27, 2008