The family of Elva Townsend will host a gathering of family and friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. A service to celebrate her life of 81 years is scheduled at 10:00 AM on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at Lake Ridge Chapel, followed by a graveside service at Resthaven Memorial Park. She died on Sunday, June 11, 2023. Please visit www.memorialdesigners.net for a service broadcasting schedule, floral purchasing, and an area to share stories of Elva with her family.
Elva was born January 5, 1942, to Joe and Louise (Ellis) Stewart in Lubbock, TX. She married Tommy Townsend on June 15, 1957. Elva was a ray of sunshine in the lives of all she encountered, and her infectious laughter and sparkling eyes will be deeply missed. She was a woman of impeccable hospitality, always welcoming others with a beautiful flair. She never met a stranger and had a gift for making people feel at home, and her kindness and generosity knew no bounds. Whether it was a warm meal, a funny story, a listening ear, or a shoulder to cry on, she was always there for her family and friends. Her love of life was contagious, and she brought joy and laughter, and a little SPARKLE wherever she went. She had a way of making even the most mundane moments feel special.
Elva was a blessing to all who had the privilege of knowing her, and her memory will live on in the hearts of those she touched. She leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and joy that we will all carry with us.
Elva is survived by her sons; Dale Townsend and wife Karen, and Steve Townsend and wife Martha; daughter, Tammie Townsend Martin and husband Grady; grandchildren, Cris Townsend and wife Katelyn, Amanda Lucas and husband Jeff, Britton Waldron and wife Johanna, Ryan Martin and wife Heather, and Bailie Minter and husband Austin; great-grandchildren, Parker Lucas, Wyatt Waldron, and Kyle Minter; sister, Mary Stewart; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Louise Stewart; husband, Tommy Townsend; and a sister, Joan Womack.
The family of Elva Townsend suggests memorials to the Buffalo Springs Community Church, 7777 High Meadow Road, Buffalo Springs, Texas 79404 in her memory.