Minnie Lee Floeck
Minnie Lee Floeck
  • January 19, 1932 - December 15, 2017
  • Houston, Texas

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Minnie Lee AKA "the Pillow Lady" was a loving mother, and wife, an accomplished seamstress and a devoted member of her church. She was a native Houstonian and was raised in the Heights. Lee graduated from John H. Reagan High School in 1950. She retired from working in Pasadena ISD after 38 years as a teacher and an attendance clerk. She attended Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. She was a member of PARSE, Red Hatters, The Friendship Club, Friday Friends, Mustard Seeds, attended bible study, worked out two times a week at silver sneakers, and was awarded a gold cup for donating over 10 gallons of blood.

Her proudest "mission" was the Heart Pillow Ministry at her church. This quiet unassuming ministry spread quickly through the community. Several women who sew and knit began to make heart shaped pillows for women recovering from breast cancer surgery or people who had heart surgery. Others began to knit hats for cancer patients, both adults and children who were losing their hair from chemotherapy. What began as a small ministry and a few volunteers grew over time to include community members who donate material, yarn and stuffing, individuals who cut, sew and stuff the pillows or knit the hats. Since this ministry began over 20,000 heart shaped pillows and thousands of hats have found their way into area hospitals, treatment centers and Houston's medical center. Hearts have been touched and lives brightened by this all but invisible outreach that exemplifies one of Gloria Dei's Life Measures - LIVING AS A FRIEND. Lee loved contributing to this cause. She was constantly delivering stuffing, pillows, and materials all over town. She personally delivered pillows to five locations with whoever would ride along. Lee lived a full life with treasured friends and family. We are truly grateful to God for making Minnie Lee part of our lives. She tried to make this world a better place every day and it definitely was with her in it.

She is preceded in death by her husband Charles L Floeck, and Brothers Charles, Raymond and Lawrence Spates.

Her family, son, Sherrill, his wife Michele, daughters, Christine and Paula, grandchildren Ashlee, Colemann, and Trey, great grandchild Avonlea, nieces, nephews, cousins, and relatives, would be honored to include you in a celebration of Lee's life.

Heights Funeral Home

Visitation/Reception Tuesday December 26, 2017 from 5:00pm-8:00pm

Service: Wednesday December 27, 2017 at 11:00am

Internment: Houston Veteran's Memorial Cemetery at 1:00

In Lieu of flowers Lee's request is that you donate to the Heart Pillow and Knitted Hat Ministry at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 18220 Upper Bay Road Houston Texas 77058