Posted by Al Gerhardt on Aug 11, 2017
Lion President Hardee introduced the first guest speaker Paula Whitaker representing the Cross of Tomball in Memory of her son Ryan Paul Whitaker. Lion & guests pictured from left to right are: Lion President Bubba Hardee, Lion Joan Phillips, Guest Speaker Paula Whitaker, Lion District 2-S2 Zone 01 Chairman Paul Moore and Lion Larry Grotts. Photo provided by Lion Al Gerhardt.
Paula Whitaker spoke to the TBLC membership and did a slide show presentation about The Cross of Tomball that was dedicated on April 9, 2017 to the Glory of God and in memory of her son Ryan Paul Whitaker.   It is located on a site of River of Praise Church at the intersection of the Grand Parkway and the Tomball Parkway and will be seen by millions of people as they drive past.  Ryan passed away on January 29, 2007 and his personal desire of helping others was not able to be accomplished due to his untimely death.   His legacy of helping others now lives on through the Ryan Paul Whitaker Memorial Foundation which was started by his Mother, Paula Whitaker in 2008.  Thousands of people have benefited from his generosity through his Mother’s desire to leave the Legacy that he was unable to complete.