Malissia Henry Adkison

The angelic hosts came for Mother Malissia Henry Adkison on Nov. 25, 2013 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia, among loving family and devoted friends. Viewing was Friday, Nov. 29, at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Union Memorial United Methodist Church, 414 LCR 180 in Coolidge. Rev. Sylvester Key II, pastor, served as eulogist and Rev. Riley Armstead, pastor of Mustang Baptist Church in Prairie Hill, officiated. Interment followed at Sandy Creek Cemetery in Coolidge.
Malissia Henry Adkison, the only child of Mary Etta Briscoe McQuirter and Eldridge Henry, was born Nov. 23, 1921 in Limestone County. Adkison grew up in the Sandy Community of Coolidge, and attended the Oak Hill and Sandy Public Schools.
She united with the Union Memorial United Methodist Church at an early age and was a faithful member until her health failed her.
At age 16, Mother Adkison married Herbert (Sonny) Adkison in Groesbeck. They had three daughters, whom she loved, cherished and spoiled.
Adkison was employed by The Manor Healthcare Center of Mexia, and retired after more than 20 years of service.
Her hobbies were planting gardens, raising chickens, and selling and giving away her country eggs. She enjoyed having her son-in-law, Claude Sandles, take her to buy ducks and turkeys, riding with her daughter Mary and husband Curtis in their new truck, going to garage sales with her daughter Flo, and having her daughter Helen take her to attend to her business. Mother Adkison will be truly missed.
Adkison is preceded in death by her parents; her husband for more than 20 years, Herbert (Sonny) Adkison, and five grandchildren.
Those who will cherish her memory most are: her daughters, Floria Anderson Mack and husband Isiah, Groesbeck; Dorothy Sandles and husband Claude, Sandy; Mary Jones and husband Curtis, Mexia; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Evelyn Adkison, Fort Worth; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and a special caregiver, Karen Williams, Wortham.
Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home served the family of Mother Malissia Adkison. Visit mooresangelicfuneral to sign the guest book and light a candle.