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Maudie Franks

February 29, 1912 — February 13, 2016

Born in Caldwell, Texas on Feb. 29, 1912
Departed on Feb. 13, 2016 and resided in Calvert, TX.

Maudie Franks of Lone Oak went home to live eternally with her Lord on February 13, 2016. Funeral services to celebrate her life will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February16, 2016 at Lone Oak Baptist Church with Rev. James Hooper officiating. Interment will follow at Chriesman Cemetery. Family visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., Monday, February 15, 2016 at Strickland Funeral Home in Caldwell.

Maudie is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Douglas Samuel and Ginger Franks of Normangee; daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Bernard Ellison of Cypress, Patsy Cockerham of Hewitt, Maudie Delores and Charles David of Calvert; sisters, Irene Brewster, Lavelle Gasper, Gladys Akers; grandchildren, Ronald Nelson, Chandra Peele, Melissa Henderson, Michael Franks, Troy Franks, Mark Cockerham, Timothy Cockerham, Todd Cockerham, John Welch, David Welch, Tammy Hodges; 24 great grandchildren; and eight great, great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Franks, parents, Tola and Verlina Watson; brothers, Hubert Watson and J.P. Watson; sister, Mavis Chaffin; great granddaughter, Hailey Cockerham; three sons-in-law, William Joe Nelson, William H. Cockerham, and Johnny Welch.

Maudie was born and lived in Burleson County all of her life with several moves to Houston for short periods of time. Maudie''s most treasured roles in life were as a mother, grandmother and caregiver. Her generosity and unselfishness touched everyone who knew her, and she made everyone else''s life richer. As a mother she was a true inspiration. She was always an advocate for anyone that was hurting or having problems, never putting herself first. She enjoyed traveling with her family members and was always ready to go on a "trip". Other than travel, she loved playing forty-two and Skip-bo. Maudie worked many years at the SISD and loved interacting with all of the students. She was dedicated to the service of others above herself, with a great magnanimous heart. She along with her husband kept children from the community in their home for many years. She loved and enjoyed these children and has enjoyed watching them become adults and returning for visits.

Maudie loved her Lord and Savior and Lone Oak Baptist Church which she has served for seventy plus years. She was a faithful servant for her Lord and leaves loved ones with a tremendous heritage of knowing the love of an earthly mother and a heavenly father. Her departure leaves an incredible void in the lives of her loved ones, but she is now receiving her reward in heaven. Her faith and loyalty to those she loved will always be an inspiration to those left behind.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren, Ronald, Michael, Troy, Mark, Timothy, Todd, John, and David. Chandra, Melissa, and Tammy will act as honorary pallbearers.

We want to thank all family and friends for their love, support and prayers during her illness. A special thanks to the hospice helpers. Memorials may be made to Lone Oak Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.

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