Obituaries

Fri
20
May

Johnny Sanderson

John Peyton “Johnny” Sanderson passed away May 17, 2016, in Humble, at the age of 55.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 21,, in the Coolidge Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be at the cemetery and after the service in the home of Aline Sanderson.
Pastor Shane Norcross, of Calvary Baptist Church, will officiate. Johnny had been a member of Calvary Baptist Church and had accepted Christ at an early age.
Johnny was born April 11, 1961, in Mexia to John J. and Aline Sanderson. He grew up in Mexia and was a graduate of Mexia High School.
He enjoyed long haul truck driving and working in the oil-related fields. He loved hunting, fishing and outdoor activities, and had a great love for his dogs, over the years, who were his faithful companions.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Sanderson, and his infant son, John Peyton Sanderson Jr.

Wed
18
May

Shirley Miller

Services for Shirley Ann Miller, of Mexia, will be held Saturday, May 21, at 11 a.m. at Dorsey-Keatts Funeral Home Chapel, 602 N. Ross in Mexia. Pastor Billy Jack Freeman and Minister Jason Forge will officiate. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Mexia. Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, May 20, 1-7 p.m., also at Dorsey-Keatts Chapel. Shirley Miller passed away May 13, 2016, at Providence Hospice, in Waco. Shirley was born Oct. 28, 1952, in Mexia, to James “Buck” and Pearlie Mae (Palmer) Forge. She attended Odessa public schools. On Oct. 21, 1978, Shirley married James E. Miller, of Mexia. No children were born to their union. She worked for a long while at what was then the Mexia State School as food service manager, then finished her career working as a dietitian at Mexia LTC nursing home. Shirley was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, in Hillsboro.

Wed
18
May

Johnny Sanderson

John Peyton “Johnny” Sanderson passed away May 17, 2016, in Humble.
A graveside service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, May 21, in the Coolidge Cemetery.
Survivors include his mother, Aline Sanderson, of Mexia; brothers, Donald Sanderson, of Mexia, and Richard Sanderson, of Dallas; and sister, Brenda Ridge, of Mexia.
A complete obituary will be in the Saturday edition of The Mexia News.
Please visit blair-stubbs.com to leave the family a memorial message or sign the guestbook.

Mon
16
May

Shirley Miller

Shirley Miller, of Mexia, has passed away. Services are pending with Dorsey and Keatts Funeral Home.

Mon
16
May

Pat Newsom

Pat Newsom went to be with the Lord on May 15, 2016, surrounded by her loved ones. She had been battling advanced COPD and a heart condition for over a year.
A celebration of life for Pat will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 19, at the Coolidge Cemetery Chapel. Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Pat was born in Terrell on Feb. 8, 1936, to Elmer L. and Lois Dean. She grew up and graduated from high school in Wylie. In 1957, she married Bill Newsom and moved to Waco where she was a secretary for Crestview ISD and also a loan officer for Educators Credit Union.

Fri
13
May

Michael James ‘M.J.’ Jackson

Michael James ‘M.J.’ Jackson

The angelic hosts came for Michael James “M.J.” Jackson on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 on U.S. 84, 1 mile east of Teague.
Funeral services, followed by cremation, will be held Saturday, May 14, at 2 p.m. in the Moore's Angelic Funeral Chapel, with Missionary Lisa Jones officiating and Minister Kayla Brown as eulogist.
Michael James Jackson was born March 25, 1986 in Corsicana, to the parentage of Martha Ruth Jackson. He grew up in the Banks Stop community of Fairfield, and attended the Fairfield public schools.
He received his Christian education at Longs Chapel United Methodist Church in Fairfield and attended Faith Temple Ministry in Fairfield. Michael was a laborer and engaged in building construction. He last employment was with Sonic Drive-In in Fairfield. His hobbies were football, basketball and other sports.
Michael will be remembered most for always being helpful, smiling and his gold teeth.

Fri
13
May

Alberta L. Harvey

Alberta L. Harvey

Alberta L. Harvey was born Nov. 11, 1965 in Jackson, Miss., to Robert Harvey Sr. and Alberta M. Harvey.
The family of Alberta L. Harvey let her go with the angelic hosts on May 5, 2016.
Viewing and visitation will be at Moore's Angelic Funeral Home Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 13. Funeral services will be held at Moore's Angelic Chapel in Teague, at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14. Interment will follow in the Grove Island Cemetery in Teague.
Harvey attended Byram High School in Jackson, Mississippi. She also attended Tyler Junior College in Tyler, and Navarro Junior College in Corsicana. She received her Christian education at Mount Eva Missionary Baptist Church in Terry, Miss.; Union Primitive Baptist Church in Teague and Salvation Lighthouse Church of God In Christ in Mexia. Harvey was employed at Shamrock Ministry in Tyler, Texas and Security Support and Mexia State School in Mexia.

Wed
11
May

Delma Posey Park

Delma Posey Park

Delma Park, 85, passed away, May 10, 2016, in Waco, at the Providence Hospice Place, surrounded by her family. She had resided at her home in Mexia prior to hospitalization.
Family visitation will be Saturday, May 14, at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Mexia. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the church with interment in the Mexia Cemetery. Rev. Danny Niedecken will preside. Pallbearers will be George Tidwell, James Dawley, Bob Crider, Terry Don Shivers, Kyle Hancock and Kyler Hancock. Honorary pallbearers are the men of the Upper Room Sunday school class.
Delma was born Sept. 23, 1930, in Sulphur Bluff, to Vera and Alton Posey.

Wed
11
May

Cynthia Diane Mims

Cynthia Diane Mims

The angel of silence entered Cynthia Diane Mims' life on May 8, 2016 at her residence in Dallas, among loving family and devoted friends.
The visitation will be Thursday, May 12, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be Friday, May 13 at 11 a.m., at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 700 W. Feeder Road in Fairfield, Rev. E.A. Anderson, pastor; officiating minister, Minister Jesse Jones; and eulogist, Rev. W.C. Anderson. Interment will take place at Hopewell Cemetery in Fairfield.
Diane was born Feb. 7, 1961 in Fairfield, the fourth child born to Edd Wesley Mims and Mary Ella Mims. She attended Dogan School and Fairfield High School in Fairfield.

Wed
11
May

Vernon C. Garden

Vernon C. Garden

Vernon C. Garden was born to the parentage of Willie Mae Cook and Edna Forge (Garden) on Aug. 28, 1952 in Groesbeck. He accepted Christ as his Lord and savior at an early age. He was a faithful member and served as a deacon at Union Baptist under the leadership of Rev. Elizabeth Harris Jones.
He received his education and graduated from Groesbeck High School and attended Jarvis Christian College. He worked at Mexia State School and Dick Scott Ford for many years.
He united in Holy Matrimony with Sharon Adams.
He loved playing dominoes and barbecuing for friends and family. He loved to have his family and friends come together and help others anyway he could.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Obituaries