Betty Lou Hendrix Womack
The beloved daughter, mother, wife, sister, teacher, and friend has left us to be with the Lord on Jan. 10. She was born to Evelyn and Pickens Hendrix on Dec. 18, 1938 in Madison County. She attended Madisonville High School and graduated in 1956. While attending Sam Houston State University, Betty Lou met and later married Phillip Layne Womack on July 19, 1957.
From their union came two much-loved children, Layne Womack and Lisa Womack Sevier; three cherished grandchildren, Alayna Womack Magnuson, Gillian Sevier, and Jack Sevier were their special gift to her. Lisa is married and living in Houston with her husband, Roger.
Betty Lou graduated from Lamar University and taught school for 34 years in West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent School District. She taught with dedication, love, and excellence. Her many students can attest to this.
Betty Lou is remembered for her goodness and laughter. She found goodness in everyone and found laughter in every situation. She was a remarkable person. She never knew when to stop giving. She lived well, loved much, and laughed often.
Her husband, Phillip Layne Womack, her parents, Evelyn and Pickens Hendrix, and her brothers, Jim Hendrix and Lamar Saunders, precede her in death.
She is survived by a sister and brother in law, Peggy and Ken Hofer; a brother and sister in law, Bill and Gwen Hendrix; sisters in law, Bonne Hendrix, wife of deceased brother Jim Hendrix, Lily Saunders, wife of deceased brother Lamar Saunders; a brother in law and wife, Dan and Jean Womack, and a mother in law, Marjorie Womack. Betty Lou was looking forward to the arrival of her first great granddaughter due in March of this year.
Visitation will be at Claybar Funeral Home on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 5:00-8:00 pm. Visitation will also be held at Madisonville Funeral Home on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 4:00-6:00 pm.
Services will be at the First Methodist Church in Madisonville on Jan. 14, at 1:00 pm.