Gwendolyn Bernice McCutcheon
Gwendolyn B. McCutcheon, of Houston, Texas passed away on Monday, November 30, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 12:00 PM at St. Mary's Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Charles C. Davis officiating. Face masks will be required. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Waddell's Riverside Funeral Directors.
Gwendolyn was born the oldest daughter to Virginia and James D. McCutcheon on March 5, 1946 in Houston, Texas. She was the sister of Tommy Seals, James D. McCutcheon, Jr., and Marva Elaine Jones. Gwendolyn is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School and the University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston, School of Nursing. She was a dedicated registered nurse, working at Houston Methodist Hospital for more than thirty years.
Gwendolyn lit up the room with her bright smile and joyful laugh. She had a heart full of kindness, enjoying memories with close friends that felt like family. She loved shopping and all things that sparkle.
This holiday season, we are grateful that she's no longer in pain and that she is shining her light from above.
Gwendolyn is preceded in death by her mother, Virginia McCutcheon, her father, James D. McCutcheon, her brother, Tommy Seals and her son, Christopher Dale McCutcheon, Sr. She is survived by her brother, James D. McCutcheon, Jr., and her sister, Marva Elaine Jones.
Gwendolyn is also survived by her children Rachelle Cne' McCutcheon, Ann-Elise and Joel Richards, III, her grandchildren, Bianca Young, Laila Richards, Lauren Richards, Joel Richards, IV, Christopher McCutcheon, Jr., Christian McCutcheon, Christina McCutcheon, Michael Newton, T'Earl Mattox, Charleston Forney, and extended family.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Houston Food Bank in her name at www.houstonfoodbank.org
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I was never photogenic but she was always picture ready
Mama Dear and her granddaughters
I have been Best friends with Rachelle since we were 11 years old. Ms. McCutcheon *aka* Momma has welcomed me in to the family with open arms. I have always been invited to the family functions without question. After so many years of friendship. i was considered a daughter to her and a sister to her Children. I noticed that it never mattered who you were you are always welcomed to her house. Momma i will miss you...but I know you are not suffering anymore. You will always have a place on my ofrenda. R.I.P. Momma ...see you in the shopping mall in the sky. Love and Miss you Sonia Padron
My mom was someone that always dressed to the 9's, my mom was a one classy lady. As a little girl I would sit at her vanity and play with her make-up and try to walk in her high heels. My mom always told me to keep trying to do my best and never let anyone tell you that you can't succeed. Toward the end of my mom's life I went to see her at the hospital and she was real tired but when she saw me she went to asking about my health and asking what the doctor prescribed for me (not worrying about herself but instead worrying about her baby daughter) that was the type of mother and person she was, worried about others and not herself. My mom was amazing like that and I will truly miss her.
Growing up with my mother-I have always felt surrounded by love. As a little girl I remember climbing in her bed on Sunday to read the Sunday comics.
As an adult I was blessed to get to know my mother as a friend and I grew to love her even more because she was my mother and my friend. My mom was funny, fun and loved life. She loved music, she did her therapy to Johnny Taylor and Tyrone Davis. When she was relaxing in her room she'd always ask Alexa to play, "I Wanna Know Your Name " by The Intruders. I will miss her quiet strength and love of life.
As the first grandchild I had the pleasure to be her mini me. She was my first best first. Shopping almost every weekend. My goto when my mom was not giving me what I want. I moved with my grandmother my sophomore year in college and moved out when I got my first job. A job she paid for me to pursue in California. I remember wanting to change my degree to social worker and she said hell no they don’t make any money. So here I am today an engineer thanks to my grandmother. I never got the chance to say thank you but I am very appreciative of the women who took me in and made me who I am today. I love you Meme and thank you; you will forever be remembered.
-Bianca Franchelle Young
Our Christmas Angel -
Christmas was my sisters favorite time of year. She put up her white flocked tree no later than the 1st week of November. My parents said when Gwen was a little girl they would leave the Christmas tree up sometimes until her birthday in March. And when they took it down she would cry.
Throughout my life she made Christmas extra special for me, our family and so many friends. Everyone was welcome at her house. if you came just 1 time on Christmas day you never wanted to miss going ever again.
She knew the secret ingredients; great food, family, friends and unconditional love = The Best Day Ever.
Rest in peace big sis. Gone but never forgotten. Elaine
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