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Ida Laverne Galloway, was born on July 6, 1931 in Gonzales, Texas to Tecumseh and Pankie Henry. She was the oldest of 11 children (three girls and eight boys). Ida met her husband, Ray Dell Galloway in 1960, and was married in Bastrop County, Texas on February 10, 1961. They later moved to Austin, Texas where they raised their six children: Gloria Galloway, Eric Price, Mashal Price, Darryl Galloway, Vincente Galloway, and Steven Galloway.
Ida was a devoted Christian, and a long-time member of First Baptist Church on Heflin Lane in Austin, Texas where she raised all her kids in the church. She was a loving and devoted wife; married for 61 years; a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
Always with a welcoming heart and an open front door, Ida took family and friends into her home, making certain they were well-cared for, had a roof over their head, and was well-fed.
Ida loved to cook, and operated a small family restaurant in East Austin, with her youngest son - Steven. If you didn't have the means to pay for a meal, she would often feed you, making sure that you didn't go hungry. She was loved by all her customers, and was often referred to as Mother Galloway or just Momma.
Ida loved life, her family, laughing; and, loved her some BB King, Bobby Blue Bland, In the Heat of the Night, Blue Bell Butter-Pecan Ice Cream, and Gun Smoke!
Your love, your smile, and laughter will truly be missed,
we rejoice in knowing we will see you again!