The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He Leadeth me beside the still waters; He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the path of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Mr. Tommy L. Hastings Sr. was born Dec. 17, 1958 to Willie Hastings Sr. and Dorothy Hastings. On Nov. 4, Tommy L. Hastings, Sr. answered the Masters call: Welcome Home.
Tommy attended school in Gonzales, Texas. He accepted Christ into his life at an early age and joined the Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Charles Roaches.
Tommy joined the United States Army and served many years.
He was preceded in death by his mother; Dorothy Hastings, three sisters and one brother
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Vella Hastings, father Willie Hastings Sr., three daughters Crystal Dilworth (Adrian), Kimberly Miller (Rodney) and LaShonda White, four sons Adrian James, Tommy Hastings Jr. (India), Justin White and Dominque White, four brothers Willie Hastings Jr., John Hastings (Beckie), Ronald Hastings (Cora) and Reverend Jimmie Hastings (Carolyn), one sister Shirley Mackey, a special friend to the family, Latasha James, 19 grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relative and many friends. Services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. The Greater Webster Chapel AME Church, 1027 Church Street, Gonzales, Texas 78629.