Margie [Ma] Mayes, 85 of Cuthand

 Margie Rene’ Williams Mayes, age 85, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on December 6, 2013.  She was born October 12, 1928 in Daphne Prairie, Texas, the youngest daughter of Nathan “E” and Annie Williams.  On October 4, 1947, she married John E. Randall Mayes in Bogata, Texas.   Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 2:00pm in the Cuthand Methodist Church  with Reverend John Purviance and Revernd Don Shovan officiating.  Servicing as Pallbeareres will be  Jim Purvians, Bernie Huddleston, John Denison, Lindy Guest, Duane Bryson, Dwayne Martin, Kevin Anderson and Butch Hervey.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Connie Kay and John Brooks of Rosalie, her son and daughter-in-law John Aubrey and Carolyn Mayes of Blossom; grandchildren, Randy Mayes of Blossom, Kristi and John Purviance of Rosalie, Daphney and Dee Harris of Prosper, Marla and Ryan Ballard of Johntown, and Chris and Laura McKinney of Powderly; great-grandchildren, Mayzie and Evan Purviance, Kaytie Jane and Maggie Ballard, Hooper, Neyland, and Craig Harris, Hunter McKinney; “add on grandkids”  Heath Holt, and Jessica, Trevor, and Reese Jessee; sisters-in-law Dovie Garretson , Frances Rozell and JoAnn Mayes; special nieces Cleo French and Linda Campbell; numerous other nieces and nephews, and many of what she called “add on grandkids.”

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, her parents, and her sister Valrea Cade.

Margie was simply known as “Ma” to those she loved.  She had a deep love for family and God.  She touched many lives during her 85 years on this earth.  She enjoyed camping at Pat Mayse Lake, fishing, painting, playing cards and dominoes, but most of all – she enjoyed cooking.  The rule was simple: If you visit Ma’s house, you’re going to eat something!

Ma was a long time member of Cuthand United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years.  She worked as a ranch secretary, a seamstress, and retired from Rivercrest ISD as the cafeteria manager where she met, loved, and cooked for hundreds of “her kids.”  Her favorite and most important job though was babysitting and helping raise her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  They were the joy of her life and she never hesitated to brag on them to whoever would listen.

Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her; many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.  Proverbs 31: 28-31

  1. Kevin, Melissa & Athena Flanagan says:

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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