Aransas Pass, Texas
Mildred Wilson Spears, age 95, passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2018 in Houston, Texas. She was born on March 2, 1923 to Louis R. Wilson and Mattie L. Wilson in Gonzales, Texas. Mildred attended schools in Refugio and Aransas Pass, Texas and was a lifelong resident of Aransas Pass. Unique for a woman of her generation, Mildred worked full time in excess of thirty-five years for the State of Texas at the ferry operations in Port Aransas, Texas. She was also a certified representative of Luzier Cosmetics for over fifty years. Mildred was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Aransas Pass, a Life Member of the Wesleyan Service Guild and a Charter Member of the Lioness Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Norman Spears; her father, L.R. Wilson; her mother, Mattie Hoover Wilson; her step-mother, Elsie Wilson and by her brother, Odell Wilson.
She is survived by her three children, Norman Spears III (Janice) of Rockport, Texas, Winfred Spears (Linda) of Tomball, Texas and Walter Spears (Lisa) of Houston, Texas. She has eight grandchildren, Norman Spears IV (Christina), Sam Spears (Alissa), Justin Spears, Carrie Wall (Kenny), Cindy Gardin (Travis), Chad Spears, Kelsie Spears and Tyler Spears. She also has great-grandchildren, Emily Spears, Abigail Spears, Matthew Wall, Jacob Wall, Jacqueline Gardin, Whitney Gardin and Lochlan Spears. She is further survived by her sisters-in-law, Rosemary Upton, Loy Kellar, Evelyn Wilson and Florence Parks; brothers-in-law, Floyd R, “Jiggs” Spears and Robert R. “Joe” Spears (Genevieve); numerous extended family members.
Visitation will be held from 4:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. with family present from 4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass.
Funeral Service in memory of Mildred will be held at 10:00a.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass. Interment will follow in the family plot in Prairie View Cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Spears and all your family, we read in the Rockport Pilot of your Mom's passing. We send our sympathy and love as she will be missed greatly. Her life story sounds very full and I am sure she gave joy to all who knew her.
DeLois and I have fond memories of you both and have spoken of you and your family throughout the years.
May God hold you close always,
Beverley and DeLois
Beverley (Young) Wright and DeLois YoungRound Rock, TX
Mildred. She had “spunk” and was a fun lady. Loved being around her.
She lived a long full life. God bless her family.
Pat and WillVictoria, TX
We are so very sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during these sad and difficult times.
Jiggs, Bernice, Lizzy, and familiesEl Paso, TX
Dear Winifred and Family, Please accept our sincere sympathy.
Cissie and Jay AttawayAransas Pass,, TX
So very sorry to hear about your mother,Norman. She was an extraordinary lady. Chuck and I both send thoughts and prayers for you and the family.
Chuck and Judy RuhmannAransas Pass, TX
On behalf of the Delaplain family, the family of Mrs. Spears is in our thoughts and prayers. Prayers for strength and comfort!! God Bless!!
Neal DelaplainSinton, TX
What a lady! You were so bless to have her with you for such a long time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sherri Longino WhitingFort Worth, TX
Carl and I send our deepest sympathies to you and your families. Your mom was an extraordinary woman who raised three amazing sons! May she rest in peace!
Sheri & Carl Godfrey
Sheri & Carl GodfreyHouston, TX
We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of Mildred. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and hasten the journey of her soul to Heaven.
Keith & Karen PhillpottOklahoma City, OK