Odessa American, Obituaries 2004
Odessa, Ector County, Texas
Submitted by Dolores Bishop, Cemeteries of Texas May 09 2004
Information used by permission of the Odessa American Newspaper
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ODESSA — The Angels in Heaven prepared a homecoming for her at 7 a.m. on May 8, 2004, and the table was set for her. The Lord welcomed her with out-stretched hands and said, “Welcome Home, Dear Lady.” No more tears or suffering, just the pleasures that He had waiting for her. Dad was there to greet her, also. There was a joyous time in Heaven.
Maudie was born December 7, 1909, to Jesse E. and Lou Emma Rhodes in Latham, Miss. She shared the pleasure of a good childhood with three brothers and three sisters. All are gone to be with the Lord except one sister, Texie Hilyer, of Salem, Ore.
She married the love of her life, Fred Burrell Justice on March 16, 1930, in Pawnee, Okla. They had many happy years together. Dad would go to a job in other states and if he was going to be there awhile, he would call her and say, “Momma, load up the sewing machine and come on.” She liked to sew for her grandchildren.
She was a life member of the Rebekahs and served in state offices and really enjoyed that time. She and dad enjoyed traveling and did quite a bit until they couldn’t go anymore. She was a member of the Northside Baptist Church for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred B. Justice, and one great-granddaughter, Amanda Dawn Justice.
She is survived by her son, Gene Justice and wife, Hope, of Odessa; granddaughters, Deborah and Terry Adolph of Chadwick, Ill.; Darla Habben of Sterling, Ill.; Marla Kay of Pekin, Ill.; grandsons, David Gene Justice and wife, Marie Justice of Texarkana; Daniel Justice and wife, Gwen, of Dixon, Ill.; David John Justice and wife, Marylas, of Morrison, Ill.; step-grandchildren, April and Scotty Falkner of China Spring; Brad and Mary Barton of Stinnett; fifteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren, and special family friend, Sharon Justice of Big Spring.
Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday, May 10, 2004, at Northside Baptist Church, with Rev. Clydel Chapman officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.