Mary Louise Reese, 86, of Mabank Texas went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 8. She was born in Happyland, Texas on April 22, 1925 to James and Mary Swearing-in.

Mary attended school in Appleby, Texas and was married Royal Reese in 1942. They lived Nacogdoches until 1955 and moved to Orange, where she remained until 2006, moving to Mabank to spend the rest of her years. Mary worked for the Orange Pharmacy for 23 years as a sales clerk retiring in 2002. Mary was a longtime member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Orange.

Her passing will be mourned by her daughters Betty Reese of Mabank and Sue Romer of Tool, Texas; her grandchildren Tammy Reese of Carrollton, Texas, Terry Richard of Colfax, Texas and Chris Eldridge of Dallas; her great grandchildren Victoria and MaKenna Richard of Lewisville, and Kyle Richard of Kaufman. They deeply loved their mother and grandmother.

The graveside service will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Bridge City on Saturday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m. and a memorial service will be held at the Wesley Methodist Church at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday with Pastor Randall Branch officiating.

Mary was a very loving and giving person who will be missed by the many people she touched during her life.

In lieu of flowers she requested that donations be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 N. 37th St, Orange, TX 77630 or to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309 Dallas, TX 75265-0309.