Texie Ingram Prather
Texie Ingram Prather died peacefully at Olive Grove Assisted Living Facility in Olive Branch on April 28, 2018, at the age of 85.
She was predeceased by her parents, Burdette and Dorothy Ingram; her husband, Olen E. Prather; and a son, Mims Ingram Prather.
She is survived by her sons, Gene, of Byhalia, Lee (Jackie) of Augusta, Ga., and Kelly (Paula) of Starkville. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kaylee Ragan (Colton), Kam, Kaleb, Jackson, and Slater Prather, and her great-grandchildren, Collins, Caden and Clai Ragan.
Texie was born November 3, 1932, and was a proud and lifelong resident of Byhalia. Texie received her B.S. from MSCW and her M.S. from Memphis State University. Texie taught school for 40 years in Marshall and DeSoto County schools and at Marshall Academy.
She was an active and dedicated lifelong member of her beloved Byhalia United Methodist Church.
Her great love and respect for people garnered her a wide and diverse variety of friends. She was known as the “Cookie Lady,” and was forever leaving her “Texie Treations” as a sweet surprise, hanging on friends’ doors.
Her quick wit, warm smile and unwavering love will be greatly missed. Texie was a true daughter of the South, “An Iron Hand in a Velvet Glove.”
A celebration of Texie’s life was held Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at The Flame building at Byhalia United Methodist Church in Byhalia, MS, at 12 noon. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. All were welcomed to attend and celebrate Texie’s well-lived life.
Memorials may be sent to Byhalia United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 6, Byhalia, MS 38611, or to the charity of your choice.
Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Drew Clayton, Charles Crain, Vic Crain, David Kight, Greg McAlexander, Jackson Prather, Kam Prather and Pat Woods.
Honorary pallbearers were Mack Burrow, Bob Carrington, Mims Clayton, Scooter Dempsey, Bill Fitts, Jimmy Woods, and Tommy Woods.