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Odie Faye Housewright, 101, of Fairfield, died Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in Fairfield. Mrs. Housewright was born May 30, 1918 in Mountain View, Arkansas to parents Leonidas Morris Gayler and Bertha Mae Pendergrass Gayler. She came to Texas at age 2 and lived here the rest of her life. She married Arthur Ray Housewright, a minister, on January 8, 1936. He preceded her in death in 1985. Being born into a musical family and as a minister’s wife she sang and played piano in all the churches she was connected with. She served for a time as the secretary for the Baptist Progress, a publication for BMA churches. She served for 14 years on the Freestone County Fair Home Economics Committee. At the young age of 89 she retired from Freestone County Senior Services. She was a long-time member of Calvary Baptist Church in Fairfield. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Carol Housewright; three brothers, two sisters and a great-grandson, Joshua Harris.

Left to cherish her memory are two sons, Jerry Lynn Housewright (Zelda) of Euless, TX; David Ray Housewright (Donna) of Fairfield; a sister, Bonnie Seabourne of Eustace, TX; five grandchildren, Jerry Lynn Housewright, Jr.; John Housewright; Debra Andrews (Brent); Michael Housewright (Juliet); Greg Housewright (Samar); five great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren and a very special caregiver, Hazel Bealer.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, July 5th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, July 5th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    113 E. COLLEGE ST.
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  • Service

    Saturday, July 6th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, July 6th, 2019 11:00am
    Calvary Baptist Church
    Address Not Available
  • Interment

    Saturday, July 6th, 2019 |
    Saturday, July 6th, 2019
    Fairfield Cemetery
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Patrisia Magallon

Posted at 03:29pm
We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. With deep sympathy, we share your sorrow, after the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we’ve shared with our loved ones who have passed, this is what keeps them alive in our hearts and in our minds, and they will continue to live on, through us. May God give you the strength to endure the pain you are going through and may he embrace you and comfort your family during this difficult time."Jesus said to her: 'I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.'"-John 11:25

Joe Spurgeon

Posted at 11:40am
David and Family, sorry to see of the loss of your Mother, Prayers for your entire Family.
Jan & Joe Spurgeon
Marlin, Tx.

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