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Mrs. Mary  J. Willis  Edwards

Navasota, West End  neighborhood

September 23, 1944-----February  21, 2019

  Survivors include  a  daughter, Tondra Thompson and a  son Marcus Thompson and CBB Jay ;  three grandchildren;

 sisters, Annie  W. Brooks, Lillian W. Wesley  and Sallie W. Williams;

brothers, George Willis and Robert Willis;

and other collateral relatives.


NOVEMBER 22, 1936---FEBRUARY  09, 2019

      Services  were held  Saturday afternoon Feb. 16, 2019  @   1  o'clock    @  Stonehamvillie United Methodist Church , Co. Rd. 357  @ Co. Rd 304  off  Hwy  105, Stoneham community,  west of  Plantersville, Tx.

Sammie  was  born  to Sammie L. Blackshear  and  Mattie  M. Blackshear,  in  the  Stoneham area;   He  attended  the local community school as  well  as the   George  Washington Carver  school  in  Navasota, Tx.  

Sammie  married  Sylvesta Robinson of Grimes Co. Tx., creating a blended  family  of six . During their  early family years, they took up residence in the Allenfarm - Millican area, returning home to the Stoneham area and  during  his last  five years residing in Navasota.

Upon  his  demise , Sammie  was  a  Board member Trustee of the  Stonehamville  United Methodist Church.  He was employed  in the Pulp wood Mill industry of Southeast Texas.

He was predeceased by  his parents, daughters, Johnnie M. Robinson and Sheronda "Jeannie" Blackshear;  brothers, John, Charlie, Louis and Robert Blackshear;  sisters, Willie R. B. Nickerson and Oletha Blackshear- Payne.

He  leaves  cherished  memories  with  his  children ,  Jerry  Blackshear,  Kati  B. Rigsby,  Leola R. Taylor and  Leon Robinson;   four grandchildren,  two  great grandchildren ; sisters, Joyce, Lucille, Linda &  Gloria; brothers, Minor and Ronnie and   other collateral relatives  and  friends.

Sammie  was laid to rest  next to his wife, Sylvesta in the City of Navasota ( Oakland ) Cemetery,  Earl Frazier Section.



               Services for  Jack  Linney, Sr., 89, passed  Jan. 14, 2019 @ Hospice Brazos Valley, Bryan, Tx. , following a brief  illness.

He was a  resident of Navasota's Nursing and Rehab. Ctn.

Jack, Sr. served  his country, with the U.S.Navy; having been discharged Honorably, as a Machinst Mate.

Survivors include Jack C. Linney, Jr., Debra, Fawn and Chrystal Linney.

Mr. Linney was cremated the weekend of January 17, 2019.