June 10, 1922 - November 5, 2016
Mildred Alice Mann was born June 10, 1922 in Coolidge, Texas, and passed away November 5, 2016 in Mesquite, Texas.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, Eva D. Bounds and Ottie Thomas Bounds, her husband of 51 years, Robert Mann, her brother, Olen Thomas Bounds and sister, Betty Jo Bloodgood.
Mildred is survived by her children, Wayne Mann and wife, Kathie, of Dallas, Texas, and daughter, Judy Cockrell and husband, Glen O’Neil, of Moss Landing, California; 5 grandchildren, Robert Glen Cockrell, William Robert Cockrell, Melanie Cenkus and husband, Mike, Julie Mann and Douglas Mann and wife, Britton; and 2 great grandchildren, Renee Hunter Cockrell and Lindsey Mayhall. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Mildred and Robert were married January 18, 1939 in Coolidge, Texas and lived in Waco, Texas until 1947 when they moved to Odessa, Texas, where they raised their children. Mildred was contacted by one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. In 1949 Mildred symbolized her dedication to Jehovah by water baptism and faithfully served Jehovah until her death. She considered the Town East Rehab and Healthcare Center her personal territory and spent many hours discussing the Bible with the employees and residents.
In 1966, Bob was transferred by his employer to Lafayette, Louisiana where they lived until 1977 at which time he retired and they moved to Mesquite, Texas and began attending the Mesquite Central Congregation. Mildred was attending Creek Crossing Congregation at the time of her death.
Mildred enjoyed playing and teaching the piano and guitar, painting, crocheting, knitting, cooking, entertaining and could spend hours talking about God’s Kingdom.
The family wishes to thank all those who took time out of their schedule to visit and encourage her while home bound and at the nursing home. They also want to thank the staff at Town East Rehab and Heart 2 Heart Hospice for their care and attention to their mother and Granny.
Memorial Services will be held Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 2:00 P.M., at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2749 Sam Houston Road, Dallas, Texas 75227.
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