Lillie Mae Thompson Townsend, 93, of Pasadena, Texas, passed away on
May 30, 2023, in Pasadena, Texas. She was born on January 26, 1930, in
Shelby County, Texas, to the late Kirby Jerome Roe and Myrtice Boyd Roe
A funeral service will be held at 11AM on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.
Visitation will be on Friday, June 9, 2023, from 5-7PM at Mangum Funeral
Lillie was born and raised in Shelby County. She graduated from Joaquin
High School Class of 1948. Lillie enjoyed playing basketball and volleyball in
high school. She married the love of her life, Harold Thompson, shortly
after graduating. They raised four children. The Lord called Harold home in
1987 and later Lillie married Buddy Townsend, a lifelong friend. She was an
excellent seamstress. Lillie loved to bake and cook and could do this in
record time. She was a member of the Pasadena Women’s City Bowling
League where she won several patches for perfect games. Lillie loved the
Lord and served him through South Avenue Baptist Church in Pasadena,
Texas and later Paxton Methodist Church where she was the church
treasurer for many years. She also served at the Senior Center in Joaquin.
Her favorite trip was to the Holy Lands where she saw places Jesus walked.
Lille loved people. Her compassionate, caring character took her to great
places serving others. Lillie was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, and
great grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with family and especially
loved the hugs from the grandkids.
She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth McCoy and husband Mike;
grandchildren, Barbara, Tracy, Ashley, Colton, Sara, Amy, Tammy, Matthew,
Shelby; numerous great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends that
will miss her dearly.
Lille is preceded in death by her husbands, Harold Thompson, Buddy
Townsend; sons, Harold Thompson Jr., Robert Thompson; daughter, Nancy
Thompson; parents, Kirby Jerome “Chief” Roe and Myrtice Roe Ramsey;
brothers, Jesse James Roe, Charles Phil Roe; sisters, Lula Mae Hartley,
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net .Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements.