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 Martha Leona “Mammy” <I>Harris</I> Roe

Martha Leona “Mammy” Harris Roe

Death 11 Oct 2011 (aged 102)
Burial Barnhart, Irion County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 78365829 · View Source
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Martha Leona Roe, better known as "Mammy" to her family and many friends is dancing in the Kingdom of Heaven. Mammy completed her long and fruitful earthly journey on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at the age of 102.

A longtime resident of Barnhart, Mammy was a member of the Methodist church and served the community through the years, volunteering her time to local events and organizations. In her younger days, she taught Sunday school, served on public school committees, helped with the Barnhart VFD and was a friend to all. She loved her community and only after the ravages of Alzheimer's disease required her move for better care, did she leave. Mammy had been a resident of Sagecrest Hospital in San Angelo for three years. Mammy had a wonderful view of life; she was so unselfish, so forgiving and so understanding. She loved her family and accepted each of us for who we are, allowing us to make our own decisions, but standing up for each of us regardless of the outcome. She rarely gave advice, but gave us wonderful guidance by the way she lived her life. At her 100th birthday party, she was asked to share her thoughts for all of us as we travel our life's journey - without hesitating she replied "teach your children to have respect and to love one another." Only Mammy could have put it so simply and yet her words been so profound. What a wonderful message she gave us; one that she has followed all her life. Imagine the world today if everyone would follow that advice.

Mammy was born on Sept. 9, 1909, to parents Jeff and Emma Harris in Thorndale, Texas.

She married Everett Franklin Roe in 1927. Everett (better known as Pappy to our family) and Mammy shared 50 years together until his death in 1977. Also preceding Mammy in death were a son, Charles; a son, Franklin; a daughter, Lola; and a son-in-law, Feb McWilliams. Survivors include daughters Bobbie McWilliams and Gay (Gayla) Trotter and husband Ed of San Angelo. Mammy left eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; and many, many dear friends.

A visitation is planned from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Johnson's Funeral Home in San Angelo with a graveside service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in the Rest Haven Cemetery in Barnhart. The community is welcome to share memories together in the Barnhart Community Center following the funeral. The family wants to thank all the staff at Sagecrest Hospital for the loving and devoted care that you gave to our Mammy and a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Barnett and your staff who tended to her health needs in recent years. All of you do wonderful work and quite frankly, without your genuine care, we don't know what we would have done. In honor of Leona Roe, we ask that contributions be made to the Methodist church or Barnhart VFD in Barnhart, Texas 76930; or Sagecrest, 438 Houston Hart, San Angelo, Texas 76905.

Per San Angelo Standard Times of 10/14/2011

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  • Created by: Shelby Bozeman
  • Added: 14 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 78365829
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Leona “Mammy” Harris Roe (9 Sep 1909–11 Oct 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 78365829, citing Rest Haven Cemetery, Barnhart, Irion County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Shelby Bozeman (contributor 47464729) .