Mattie Mae “ Red “ Wheatley, 88, of Huxley, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 31.
Born on July 18, 1926 in Pickens, SC to James Bowling and Vertie Irene (Medlin) Bowling, she lived in Huxley for the last three years and had previously lived in Orange and Brookeland. Red was a homemaker and she was of the Nazarene faith. She enjoyed visiting with her friends, going to the casino, playing bingo and getting her hair and nails done. In addition, she enjoyed taking care of and spending time with her family.
Red is preceded in death by her parents; husband, James W. Wheatley; son, Jerry Wheatley and numerous members of her extended family.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons, James W. Wheatley, Jr. and wife, Mae, of Huxley and Dennis Wheatley and wife, Christine, of Orangefield; brother, Larry Bowling and wife, Lou of Greenville, SC; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.
Services to remember and honor Red’s life will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday, Jan. 5, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. David Abshire, chaplain with New Century Hospice in Beaumont.
A gathering of Red’s family and friends will be from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Monday at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday where she will be laid to rest next to her husband at the Brookeland Cemetery in Brookeland.
Honoring Red as pallbearers are Wyndol Wheatley, Randy Cruse, Robert Berry, Jerry Padgett, Shane Haddaway and Ben Eastman. Honorary pallbearers are Daulton Belcher, Mikayla Belcher, Levi Cruse and Remington Cruse.
Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com