In memory of
Luella (Lula) Durant
In memory of
Luella (Lula) Durant
Luella (Lula) Durant Luella (Lula) Durant, age 94, was sadly taken from us on February 20, 2021 due to COVID. Known forever as Tia Lula, she was born on June 8, 1927 in Tela, Honduras to Cristobal and Virginia Durant. Tia Lula is survived by her two sisters, Verika Durant and Ruby Pineda and bother-in-law Luciano Pineda along with 17 nieces and nephews and predeceased by her sisters, Sylvia Durant and Ana Maria Souto and brother Christopher Durant. She shared a long life full of love, joy, and peace with countless others. Tia Lula was raised in Honduras with her five siblings. She was a star basketball player and a passionate soccer fan. As the eldest sister, she sacrificed a higher education to help with the care of her sisters and brother. She soon mastered the sewing machine and began a career as a seamstress. Soon, just about every wedding dress in Tela was made by Tia Lula. As a devote Episcopalian, she graced the Iglesia Episcopal with her beautiful voice and her servant heart. She migrated to the United States in 1964 and lived with her siblings in Brooklyn and soon after moved to the Bronx. She began a long career as a seamstress with a long run as a master pattern maker at Ms. Darby in NYC. She helped countless friends and family from her beloved Honduras to build a life in the United States. But after her long days, you could be sure to find Tia Lula singing and dancing. She was an expert at dancing the traditional Honduran, Jankunu and the Punta. Her love for dancing was contagious and she started and ended every party. Tia Lula had a passion for life and a love of God, an innocence in her being and the smile on her face. She was a devote member of St. James Episcopal Church in the Bronx where she spent most of her life. She moved to Ft. Walton Beach, Florida where she continued to live with her sister Verika and leaves this earth as member of St. Simon Episcopal Church singing her favorite hymn, Amazing Grace. Her life was a living example of her favorite Bible verse, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," Matthew 7:12. Her nieces and nephews were her children, and she was a mom to all. She was also the adopted grandmother to MaYa, LaMaye and Zendae. We will especially remember her on our birthdays as every member of the family received a birthday card or phone call every year, without fail. We will miss you greatly and now share you with your beloved creator and family. A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Davis Watkins Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road NE, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, 32547 from 4pm to 6pm. To share memories, express condolences and sigh the guest book, please visit www.daviswatkins.com
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Davis-Watkins Funeral Homes & Crematory
113 Racetrack Road NE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
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In memory of
Luella (Lula) Durant
Luella (Lula) Durant Luella (Lula) Durant, age 94, was sadly taken from us on February 20, 2021 due to COVID. Known forever as Tia Lula, she was born on June 8, 1927 in Tela, Honduras to Cristobal and Virginia Durant. Tia Lula is survived by her two sisters, Verika Durant and Ruby Pineda and bother-in-law Luciano Pineda along with 17 nieces and nephews and predeceased by her sisters, Sylvia Durant and Ana Maria Souto and brother Christopher Durant. She shared a long life full of love, joy, and peace with countless others. Tia Lula was raised in Honduras with her five siblings. She was a star basketball player and a passionate soccer fan. As the eldest sister, she sacrificed a higher education to help with the care of her sisters and brother. She soon mastered the sewing machine and began a career as a seamstress. Soon, just about every wedding dress in Tela was made by Tia Lula. As a devote Episcopalian, she graced the Iglesia Episcopal with her beautiful voice and her servant heart. She migrated to the United States in 1964 and lived with her siblings in Brooklyn and soon after moved to the Bronx. She began a long career as a seamstress with a long run as a master pattern maker at Ms. Darby in NYC. She helped countless friends and family from her beloved Honduras to build a life in the United States. But after her long days, you could be sure to find Tia Lula singing and dancing. She was an expert at dancing the traditional Honduran, Jankunu and the Punta. Her love for dancing was contagious and she started and ended every party. Tia Lula had a passion for life and a love of God, an innocence in her being and the smile on her face. She was a devote member of St. James Episcopal Church in the Bronx where she spent most of her life. She moved to Ft. Walton Beach, Florida where she continued to live with her sister Verika and leaves this earth as member of St. Simon Episcopal Church singing her favorite hymn, Amazing Grace. Her life was a living example of her favorite Bible verse, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," Matthew 7:12. Her nieces and nephews were her children, and she was a mom to all. She was also the adopted grandmother to MaYa, LaMaye and Zendae. We will especially remember her on our birthdays as every member of the family received a birthday card or phone call every year, without fail. We will miss you greatly and now share you with your beloved creator and family. A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Davis Watkins Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road NE, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, 32547 from 4pm to 6pm. To share memories, express condolences and sigh the guest book, please visit www.daviswatkins.com
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Services Provided By
Davis-Watkins Funeral Homes & Crematory
113 Racetrack Road NE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Past Services ╲╱
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