Shirley Elaine Padgett

Shirley Elaine Padgett, 66, of Mexia, passed away Jan. 1, 2014, in Temple. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 4, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel, with the Rev. Joe Lucas officiating.
Visitation with the family will be 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Shirley was born Jan. 13, 1947, in Clarendon, to Eldon and Ruth Whitsell Kay.
She married H. O. “Niel” Padgett Jr. on Oct. 14, 1970, in Durant, Okla. She received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Tyler. Shirley retired from the Mexia State Supported Living Center after 32 years of service.
Shirley loved her family and spending time with them, especially her grandchildren; they were her pride and joy. She was always supportive of her children and grandchildren in sports or any activities in which they participated. She also enjoyed watching the Texas Rangers.
She was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother, Colonel James S. Kay.
Shirley is survived by her husband of 43 years, Niel Padgett, of Mexia; children Karen Smith and husband Lloyd, of Mexia, H.O. “Trey” Padgett III and wife Sylvana, of Mexia, and Leslie Carroll and husband Chester, of Lubbock; grandchildren Adam Padgett, Stephen Young, James “Will” Padgett, Ashley Hughes, Meagan Young, Jordan Padgett and wife Kristen, Cheyenne Smith, McKenzie Young, Miranda and Macy Sizemore, and Jessica Carroll; great-grandchildren Serenity Dyess Padgett and Eries Hughes; mother-in-law Alma Padgett; and a number of nieces and nephews.
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