Mary Louise Halbert Savage
By Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home Chapel Bonham
Mar 1, 2019
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Bonham, Texas -- In Loving Memory of Mary Louise Halbert Savage who passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, February 28, 2019 in Denison, Texas. She was born in Starkville, MS, on January 30, 1929 and married Thomas Charles “Buddy” Halbert on February 6, 1946 in Durant, MS. They were married for 51 years before Buddy passed away in 1997. She married James Savage of Bonham, TX on April 10, 1998 and spent 21 years together before her passing.

She was a member of the Church of Christ on Morton Street in Denison, TX and truly loved the Lord with all her heart. In her earlier years, she loved the ranch where she raised cattle, gardened and you could always find her in the kitchen canning, cooking and baking. She also loved to knit, crochet and her love for flowers was undeniable. She made such beautiful treasures for so many people, like scarves, hats, blankets and anything else you can imagine.

She is survived by her husband, James Savage; two daughters, Greada Souther and husband Kenneth, and Ferol Chandler; her grandchildren, Troy Souther and wife Karen, Adam Souther and wife Lea, Audra Baker and Matt Baker and wife Lyn; her great grandchildren, Alivia Souther, Maddie Souther, Blake Souther and Jake Souther.

She is preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Howard Parrish, Kay Strickland, Helen Birchfield, Marie Smith and Bill “Junior” Parish.

The family has scheduled the service for 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2019 at Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home Chapel in Bonham, Texas, with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Keenan Cemetery in Farmers Branch, Texas.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Mary’s 24/7 caregiver and friend Irona Senicki, as well as her Social Worker Renee Griffin and the folks that helped from home hospice Dr. Van Bushkirk, Diana Bushkirk, Vicky Putman, Arie, Denise, Bill, Debby, Toni, and Peggy for all they did for Mary.

The Family also request Donations be made to Fosters Home for Children in Stephenville, TX 76401 P.O. Box 978 phone number 254-968-2143 or visit their website

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