Mary Lou McCleery
Mary Lou McCleery
  • January 27, 1925 - August 26, 2017
  • May, Texas

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Mary Lou McCleery, another loss of the Great Generation, went Home to be with her Lord Saturday, August 26, 2017.
Lou was born January 27, 1925 in Iowa Park, Texas to Archie D. and Callie (Hayden) Walker. She married Melvin McCleery on September 13, 1945 in San Antonio, Texas. They moved to Odessa in 1952 where they jointly owned and operated Melvin's Clothiers. Lou was an LVN as well. In the late 1960's, the McCleerys moved to May, where Lou worked side-by-side with Melvin on their ranch.
Those left behind to cherish her memory are her children Howard and Colleen McCleery of May and Kathy and B.A. Jolley of Brownwood; grandchildren Jason Trout of Odessa, Jolene and Jesse Weaver of McKinney, Kyle and Jessice McCleery of Dallas and Laura and Albert Maes of Midland; great grandchildren Avie, Gavin, Macy, Lambert, Marlee, Savannah and Scarlett; brother-in-law Teddy Hamilton of Seattle, Washington and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Lou was preceded in death by her soulmate and husband of 68 years, Melvin McCleery and her brothers, sisters and inlaws.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Lou Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 1 PM at the May United Methodist Church with burial to follow at May Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Davis-Morris Funeral Home.
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Arrangements under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home, Brownwood, TX.