Mildred Celeste Creech Webb, 85, of Center, passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2021, in Nacogdoches.
Born Mildred Creech on December 13, 1936, in Shelbyville, she is the daughter of Judge John Creech and Judge Dora Adams Creech. Mildred was raised in the Center Ridge Community of Shelby County, where she attended and graduated Shelbyville High School. Mildred participated in extra-curricular activities including drama, basketball and cheerleading.
While employed by John C. Roger's Drug Store on the Square in Center, she met, and became engaged to Eugene Webb, local distributor of Land O 'Pines Milk & Dairy Products. Mildred moved to Houston in January 1955 and took a job at Houston Lighting & Power. She returned to Center in late July of the same year, and on August 6, 1955, was wed to Eugene in a ceremony conducted by the now late Rev. J. Carroll Chadwick at the home of Eugene's parents, the now late Commissioner Lomax and Versie Webb.
She was active in Music Study Club and First Baptist Church, where she played piano for numerous departments, and worked at Farmers State Bank for 32 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene; father, John Creech; mother, Dora Adams Creech; brother, Elbert Paul Creech of College Station; sister, Margaret Frances Creech Beasley of Center Ridge; brother, James Raymond Creech of Bishop; and brother, Billy Bryant Creech of Port Arthur.
She is survived by one son, Keith Eugene Webb and wife Melinda of Center; one grandson, Lomax Eugene Webb and wife Stephanie of Cincinnati, Ohio; brothers, Roy Glenn Creech of Starkville, Mississippi and Jerry Lynn Creech of Nederland, Texas; sister, Marcell Lee Geudner of Denver, Colorado; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be 4 p.m., Friday, December 17, 2021, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation one hour prior. Bro. Gordon Vaughn, Pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church, will officiate. Music to be led by Barry Stephen Webb, eulogy by Darren Lomax Webb, and closing prayer by Dr. Bradly Larson, President of the Carthage Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
Serving as pallbearers are Peyton Porterfield, Phillip Porterfield, Clint Porterfield, Matthew Rogers, Jonathan Clark, Justin Clark, and Jacy Clark.
The family would like to thank the staff at Encompass Home Health, Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital, Cecil R Bomar Rehab Center, Meadow View Place Assisted Living, Affinity Hospice, Holiday Nursing Center, Nacogdoches Medical Center, and Harbor Hospice.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com