Mary Frances Needham
11/24/1923 - 5/3/2017

 Mary Frances Needham, 93, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

Graveside services will be 10 am Monday, May 8, 2017 at Riesel Cemetery with Rev. Larry Dawson officiating. Visitation will be 5pm to 7pm Sunday, May 7 at Bellmead Funeral Home.

Mary was born November 24, 1923 in Avoca, Texas to William Thomas and Mary (Kester) Ivy.  She was one of the original employees at The Elite Café and worked there for many years until retiring. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, W. D. “Cotton” Needham; her son, Larry Wayne Needham; grandson, Gregory Needham; and her brothers and sisters, Gladys Burton, Evelyn Jeffcoat, Opal Shirley, Larry Ivy, Gerald Ivy, Quinton Ivy and W. T. Ivy.

Survivors include her son, Jimmy Dale Needham; grandchildren, Jennifer Needham Lebkowsky and husband, Charles, Justin Needham, Karen Anderson and husband, John and Billy Copeland and wife, Stephanie; numerous great and great-great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Marvin Jeffcoat; and special family members, Shawn Needham Fort and Debbie Needham.

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