Mattie Lee Edwards Mixon

Mattie Lee Edwards Mixon
December 8, 1918 – June 17, 2016
BOWIE – Mattie Lee Edwards Mixon, 97, died on June 17, 2016.
Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. June 23 at The White Family Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be at 9 a.m., June 24 at Hopewell Cemetery.
She was born Dec. 8, 1918 in Newton County, MS and was the sixth child born to Jason E. and Sallie Edwards. In January 1920 the family left Mississippi and moved to Bowie.
She graduated from Stoneburg School in 1937 and then worked different jobs in retail and the restaurant business until she met and married Joseph H. Mixon on Nov. 5, 1945 in Sherman.
They lived in Wichita Falls where their son, Rueben “Joe” Joseph was born in 1947. They continued living in Wichita Falls after Joseph H. died in 1956. Mattie and Joe moved to Bowie in 1963 to be near her folks. She went to work in March 1966 for Bowie Memorial Hospital in the Admissions Department and retired in 1987.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, Jason E. and Sallie Edwards, and siblings, Herbert Edwards, Lois Shannon, Mabel Turner, Lorene Neece, Martin Edwards and J.R. Edwards.
She is survived by her son, Joe (Carla) Mixon, Palisade, CO; two grandchildren; sisters, Mary Hill, Bowie and Sarah Armstrong, Houston, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions can be made to Solaris Hospice 800 State Highway 59 N. Suite B, Bowie, TX 76230 or Hopewell Cemetery Association.
Arrangements have been entrusted to The White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.