Sunday, June 12, 2011

Lorene Mabry

Lorene Mabry, 95, of Poteau, OK passed away June 11, 2011 in Fort Smith, AR. Lorene was born April 17, 1916 in Gilmore, OK to Charles Monroe & Jennie Mae (Smedley) Harrison. She was a long-time member of First Assembly of God Church in Poteau. She was a homemaker and home health aide for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Lunar Mabry; her parents; siblings, Edmond, John, Dency, Cecil & Eugene Harrison, Jewel Allan & Mary Lettman; son in law Eldon Foster & great granddaughter, Stacia Mabry. Survivors include one sisters, Opal Davis of Biloxi, MS and all six of her children, Elmer Junior Mabry & wife, Carolyn of Bixby, OK; Beverly Davis & husband, Floyd of Shady Point, OK, Judy Foster of Oilton, OK, John Mabry of Owasso, OK,, Hazel Mabry of Poteau, OK, Gloria Boyd & husband, Jim of Lakeland, FL; 10 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, 17 great great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends. Services will be 2 pm, Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at First Assembly of God Church in Poteau with Rev. Keith Williams & Rev. Roger Mattox officiating. Interment will follow in Vaughn Cemetery, Gilmore, OK. Pallbearers will be David Mabry, Teddy & Kenny Foster, Roy Don Harrison, Terry Adams, Jeff Callaway, Jim Harrison & Larry Nelson. The family will be at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends. Donations may be made in Lorene’s memory to the First Assembly of God Building Fund, PO Box 571, Poteau, OK or the Vaughn Cemetery Maintenance Fund, c/o 11738 Poteau Mountain Rd., Poteau, OK 74953


Bobbie said...

I love you Aunt Lorene. I shall remember
your sweet smile and the sparkle in your blue
eyes; your ability to recite long poems and
scriptures (amazing); how cute you were
telling silly jokes making us all laugh;
how you looked forward to your garden
each spring; your inner strengths and
courage to raise 6 beautiful kids -
what a tribute they are to your Godly
faith, values and mother's love; how you
were always praising Jesus in your heart and
with your lips; how you embraced each
of us with your love. You will be missed
tremendously but the best of you lives on in
your kids and those of us blessed by your presence.
I can image there was quite the homecoming
when you arrived in heaven! Hallelujah!
Loving you in my heart, Bobbie

Pattie Wiles Grider said...

I will miss Grandma greatly but I know the instant she left this world she was in the presence of the Lord. She was truly a Proverbs 31 woman & she found something good in everyone. I also remember her saying "Now Inez" when Hazel had said or done something she didn't think was right. She was an amazing prayer warrior & she gave love freely to anyone that crossed her path. There will never be a woman as great as her but she would say that we should try our best and depend on God to help us. Love, Pattie

Christopher Lee Foster said...

I love and miss you Great Grandma!! My fondest memories were picking apples to make pies and okra for fried okra and helping with yard sales. You were a great cook and had the sweetest heart of anyone i've ever known! I am so happy you got to meet your great great grandaughter. I regret that you didn't get to meet Christopher Jr., but I know that you are looking down from heaven and smiling, because you can see all of us. You have such an amazing spirit and I so happy that you were able to fly away. Just like the hymn in church said you would!

Some glad morning when this life is o'er,
I'll fly away;
To a home on God's celestial shore,
I'll fly away (I'll fly away).

I'll fly away, Oh Glory
I'll fly away; (in the morning)
When I die, Hallelujah, by and by,
I'll fly away (I'll fly away).

Love, Christopher

Roberta said...

Grandma's voice has been my moral compass my whole life. She was the sweetest and most loving person I ever knew. Her gentle spirit taught me so much about life and what it means to be a godly woman. I thank God for placing her in my life to teach me the right way to live. I will miss her and I look forward to that day when I will see her again.

Roberta said...

Grandma's voice has been my moral compass for most of my life. Her sweet spirit and servant's heart taught me how to be a godly woman. She was a true lady and I will miss her. I look forward to the day when I will see her again in heaven.

sherdye said...

Lorene, I have never met you, but I feel like I know you. You are the Mother of my best friend Glo. I think she has some of your wonderful attributes. She has talked about you so much and what a wonderful Godley woman you were. I'm sad that I never got to meet you, but one day I will and we can really get acquainted then. Until Heaven..............
Love, Sherry Dye

Roberta said...

I remember the last thing you said to me before you left the world. You told me to come closer and you patred my face and said, "You're very pretty."

It touched my heart. I remember when we came over every Christmas eve to see you. I remember every time we came to visit you, you bragged on how big we had gotten and how beautiful we looked. I remember you smiling all the time. Sitting in your chair smiling. I love you. You will always be in my heart.

-Elleah your great grand daughter

Ed and LaVon Tolbert said...

As long time friends of Gloria & Jim Boyd our thoughts and prayers are with all of Lorene's family during your time of losing this great lady. But, we also rejoice with you at her wonderful homecoming with the Lord.
God Bless you all,
Ed & LaVon Tolbert

Georgetta Newby said...

Lorene has joined that "great cloud of witnesses" in heaven encouraging us that we CAN make it. In this life, her faithfulness to God was a constant reminder and encouragement to all who knew & loved her that we too CAN run & win the race. What an awesome hertiage!