The Angels serenaded Mary Lou Eaton into heaven on August 26, 2015, after a brave battle with leukemia. She traveled with her doting husband to Houston for many months went into remission for only one month.
She was born on September 28, 1933 in Lawrence County, Arkansas to Bessie and Elmer Jones. She moved with her family to Fisher County at a young age. She was raised on a farm and graduated from high school in Hobbs, Texas. She attended Waylon Baptist College. She married her high school sweetheart on October 11, 1953 and shortly thereafter followed her husband to Fairbanks, Alaska. After being discharged from the army Mary Lou and Truett moved back to West Texas and settled in Fort Stockton in 1959. There they raised their 5 children. They have been involved in the community through church, PTA, 42 club, square dance club, Saddle club, camping club, and the hospital auxiliary. Mary Lou often said the hardest thing she had to give up through her bout with cancer was the hospital auxiliary.
She is survived by her loving husband Truett M Eaton, Pamela Dempsey, Carol (Clayton) Parker, DeAndra (Scott) Mooney, and Dale(Christine) Eaton. She is also survived by grandchildren: Cory Hodges, Kyrissa (Perry) Parsons, Brandon (Trina) Sage, Monica Sage, Wesley Lee, Bradley (Lauren) Parker, Bryan (Amber) Parker, Scott (Lucy) Eaton, DeAnna Weeks, Dama (Kevin) Chopelas, Joleen Eaton, Jessica Franks, and Chad Mooney and 21 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Bill (Leta) Jones, sister-in-law Joyce Kendrick, brothers - in-law Horrace (Vicki) Eaton, and Morrace (Diane) Eaton. As well as many nieces and nephews she loved very much.
She is proceeded in death by her parents, son Darrell Eaton, one brother Leo "Bubby" Jones and two sisters Opal Upshaw and Louise Upshaw and grandson David Jay Eaton.
Mary Lou leaves a legacy of faith and devotion to God for her surviving family as well as a commitment to marriage and family. She was always ready to play cards or dominos or some type of board game with the family and extended family and friends. If any of her kids or grandkids got out of line she was right there to make sure she gave her opinion of the error of their ways but also only a phone call away for advice and encouragement.
A visitation will take place from 3-5pm on August 29, 2015 at Heritage Funeral Home in historical down town Fort Stockton. A Funeral service will be at Emmanuel Baptist Church at 2pm on August 30, 2015.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, or the Hospital Auxiliary Memory Garden. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.heritagefuneralhomeofthebigbend.com