GOD SENT HIS ANGEL TO PICK A BEAUTIFUL ROSE FOR HIS HEAVENLY BOUQUET
Lillie Mae Luckie Wellborn of Iredell went to be with her Savior, Christ Jesus, on Wednesday, October 14 in the Hico Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday October 17 in the Mitchell Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening 5-7 P.M. at Lawson Funeral Home.
Lillie Mae, known as "Granny" to her family and so many friends, was born on July 1, 1920 to her parents, Jim and Bobbie Luckie in a shack near the Duffau Creek in Erath County, Texas. She was the third child and only girl in a family of four children. She hoed cotton and worked in the fields along side her dad and brothers. She attended the first part of her learning years at a country school called Big Eye and when it closed down she finished her high school years in Iredell where she excelled in basketball. While in Iredell she met a young man whom she would later marry. On March 25, 1939, she and James T. Wellborn were married and shortly there after moved to San Antonio where their first child, a boy, was born eleven months later. A few years later they moved back to Iredell where their second child, a girl, was born. Over the next four years two more children were added to her little family.
Lillie Mae worked at several jobs during her lifetime including picking cotton in the fall to buy school clothes for her two oldest children during the early 50's, at a clothing manufacturing company as an inspector, and she cooked for the Iredell ISD for many years and was known as the best "yeast roll" maker ever. Her favorite and most loved job was being a mother and homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Odell, Cecil, and Bud Luckie and her husband, James T. Wellborn on January 22, 1991.
She is survived by her children, James T. Wellborn, Jr. and wife Judy, Rexie Vanwinkle and husband, Wayne, Bobby Wellborn and wife Diana, and Dartha Kettering and husband David all of Iredell. six grandchildren, eleven greatgrandchildren, eight great great grandchildren, three step grandchildren, five step great grandchildren and one step great great grandchild.
Pallbearers are her grandsons and one great grandson, Gary Vanwinkle, Joey Wellborn, Jim Wellborn, Jesse Wellborn, Troy Wellborn, and Trey Buscha.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in our Momma's name may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 99 Iredell, Texas 76649. She accepted Jesus as her Savior at the age of 18 and was baptized into the Baptist faith. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Iredell for over eighty years. She was also a past member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW.
We would like to thank the Hico Nursing Home for their loving and excellent care of our Momma during the time she was there. May God bless each of you.
Graveside funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 11 A.M., at Mitchell Cemetery in Iredell. Rev. Neil Wade will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M., Friday, October 16, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian.
Arrangements were made by Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas 254-435-2792.
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