Mattie Idella Dunbar Vernon

The angelic hosts came for Mattie Idella Dunbar Vernon, 75, of Teague, on Monday, July 22, 2013, at the Groesbeck LTC nursing facility among loving family and devoted friends.

A viewing will be held Friday, July 26, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 27, at 11 a.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home Chapel in Teague. The Rev. Walter Franklin, pastor of Teague Circuit United Methodist Churches will officiate and the Rev. Larry Rose Jr., pastor of First Baptist North Teague, will serve as eulogist. Interment will take place at the Antioch Cemetery in Teague.

Mattie Vernon was born the only child of Ned Burks and Lura “Blackie” Dunbar on March 11, 1938, in Freestone County.

She grew up in Teague and attended Booker T. Washington School. She was baptized in Alexander Chapel Primitive Baptist Church of Mexia by the late Rev. H.B. Chambers. She married Joe Vernon, of Fort Worth, and no children were born to this union.

Mattie was employed as a bus driver for the bus transit system in Fort Worth and also worked in the food service department of the Mexia State School. She held membership in the UMW of St. James Church and participated in the Relay for Life organization.
Her hobbies included dining out, watching television, riding around, talking on the telephone and visiting other churches.

She was preceded in death by her parents, seven sisters and three brothers.

Those who will cherish her memory most are: devoted nieces, Emma Marie Jordan of Teague and Othelene Ragland and husband Don of Teague; devoted nephew, Forrest Moore and wife Dorothy of Fort Worth; aunt, Mrs. Bennie Beck of Hereford; godson, James Cook of Fort Worth; god-sisters and brothers, Yvonne Sloan and husband Franklin of Teague, Rev. Joyce Smith and husband Jackie of Vancouver, Wash., Jacqueline Arnold of Dallas, James Arnold and wife Bridgette of Vancouver, Wash., Donald Arnold, Frederick Arnold and wife Gracie of Portland, Ore., Kenneth Arnold of Hubbard, and Preston Arnold of Dallas; special niece, Susie M. Scott of Fairfield; special cousins, Arthur Lee Dunbar of Centerville, Cassi Dunbar of Fort Worth, and Alfred T. High of Teague; special friends, Sylvia Wiley, Roger and Doris Nealy, Loisey Mims and Rosa Lee Haynes; along with other nieces, nephews and many friends.

Moore's Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St.,Teague, is serving the Vernon family.
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