Mary Risinger Neill, 99, of Timpson, Texas passed away on April 28, 2020 in Timpson, Texas. Born January 14, 1921 in Tenaha, Texas, to the late Lawrence Risinger and Francis (Youngblood) Risinger. Funeral service will be held at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas, on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 10AM. Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery, FM1970N, Timpson, Texas.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 5-7PM at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.
Mary was raised in Tenaha, Texas. She attended Tenaha, and Timpson schools. She married her first love, Marcus Witherspoon, in 1939. They had two beautiful daughters, Margaret and Elizabeth. She soon became a widow at the young age of 35 with two teenage girls to continue to raise. The Lord provided another soulmate, Bill Neill and the two were married in 1962. The two spent over 33 years together before his passing in 1995. Mary enjoyed working in her garden and yard. She was a member of a sewing group at First Baptist Church, Tenaha for many years, sewing lap robes for the nursing homes. She always loved and cared for her family. Mary loved her friends but most of all loved God. She was quite a cook, and made sure everyone was happy. Mary was a faithful member of Corinth Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Margaret Oliver and Elizabeth Goff; Grandchildren, Andrea Oliver, Mark Oliver and wife Randee, Justin Oliver and wife Rebecca, Joe Goff and wife Jodie; Great- grandchildren, Rebekah Lewis and husband George, Kirsten Kimzey, Aislynn Kimzey, Devin Kimzey, Paul Oliver, Ryan Oliver, Alyssa Oliver, Gretta Oliver, Jacob Goff; Nieces, Marita Powers, Ouida McDaniel and husband Mike; Nephews, Joe Dan Risinger and wife Gail, Larry Risinger and wife Sandra; and a host of famiy and friends that will miss her dearly.
Mary is preceded in death by her husbands, Marcus Witherspoon, Bill Neill; parents, Lawrence and Francis Risinger; brothers, Fred Risinger, Buford Risinger; sisters, Grace Stedman, Ruth Witherspoon, Faye Jacobs; sons in law, Wayne Oliver and Bobby Goff.
Pallbearers serving will be Mark Oliver, Justin Oliver, Joe Goff, Ryan Oliver, George Lewis, and Devin Kimzey.
Honorary pallbearers are Paul Oliver, Jacob Goff, and Joe Dan Risinger.
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.