Evelyn Tackitt

Evelyn Tackitt, 97, of Wortham passed away June 5, 2017 at the Teague Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 8 at the First Baptist Church Wortham with Steve Watson officiating. Interment will follow the services at Wortham Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be Wednesday evening 6-8 p.m. at Corley-Porter Chapel in Wortham.
Evelyn was born April 5, 1920 in Currie to Mark Clifton and Willie McCullough Woodruff. She was retired from food service at Mexia State School. Following her retirement she continued helping others in any way that she could. She was a faithfull member of First Baptist Church Wortham and will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, R.C. Tackitt; brothers, Bert Woodruff and Mark Clifton Woodruff, Jr. and wife, Louise. Evelyn is survived by her son, Robert Tackitt and wife Jeannette of Wortham; granddaughters, Cindi Lin Lansford, Julie Tackitt and Robin Martine Tackitt; great grandchildren, Martin Cole Tackitt, Katie Lansford, Rebecca “Becca” Lansford, Hallie Airheart and Kellie Jo Airheart and sister-in-law, Bobbie Woodruff.
Pallbearers will be John Tacker, Bo Martin, Cole Tackitt, Andy Keathley, Paul Dunn and Mike Lansford. Honorary Pallbearer will be Dwight Cherry.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the First Baptist Church Wortham.
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Corley-Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.