Serivces

Visitation One

Sat. Jan. 28, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Beresford Funeral Service

13501 Alief Clodine Road
Houston , TX 77082.

Funeral Service

Sat. Jan. 28, 2017
11:30 am

Beresford Funeral Service

13501 Alief Clodine Road
Houston , TX 77082.

Graveside Service

Sat. Jan. 28, 2017
2:00 pm

Forest Park East Cemetery

21620 Gulf Freeway
Webster , TX 77598.
Sat. Jan. 28, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Beresford Funeral Service
13501 Alief Clodine Road
Houston , TX 77082.
Sat. Jan. 28, 2017
11:30 am
Beresford Funeral Service
13501 Alief Clodine Road
Houston , TX 77082.
Sat. Jan. 28, 2017
2:00 pm
Forest Park East Cemetery
21620 Gulf Freeway
Webster , TX 77598.
In Memory of
Mary Skinner
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Mary Louise Collins Skinner of Houston, passed into the loving hands of the Lord on Thursday, January 19, 2017, with her children by her side. She was 89. After marrying the love of her life, Dave Skinner in Liberty, Texas, the newlyweds moved to the Houston area, where they raised their five children. 

 

Dave and Mary enjoyed 55 years of wedded bliss before Dave passed away in 2000 after a brave battle with cancer. 

 

Mary loved sports and was for decades an avid Houston Astros fan.  She actively participated in Little League baseball programs and coached girlssoftball for many years.  Mary was a talented painter — several of her pieces remain with family members who deeply cherish these works of art. 

 

Fish didnt stand a chance with Mary around. A lifelong fisherman, often the best place to find Mary was on a fishing dock, where shed cheerfully fill her basket with Crappie.

 

But Marys greatest joy came from being together with all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly.  It was amazing to always watch the small children gravitate to her to feel her loving embrace.

 

She had many interesting stories to tell about the Great Depression and her childhood in the oilfields around Liberty. Mary had an unbelievable sense of humor, strong faith, and was proud to be the family matriarch. Her family and friends will greatly miss her, but know that she is at peace and will welcome them with open arms when its their time. We love you, Mary.  

 

Sign Guestbook

Tommy

April

Cindy

Tributes

Message from
Helen M. Pyle-Cook
Tue, 01/24/2017

Dearest Mary was a good friend and we had some fun times while being Teacher's Aides in New Caney ISD.
 
I'm thankful to have known her and wish we had kept closer in touch.
 
I will always remember her and the laughs we had together.
 
Someday we will be reunited in Heaven with Our Lord.
 
My prayers go out to her family in this time of grief and I will be praying for strength, wisdom and peace to all of them.
 
Love to all,
Helen M. Pyle-Cook
 

Message from
April
Tue, 01/24/2017

The love of a grandma is unique. Grandmothers must have been given to us to liven up our lives, to make our lives more complete, to make us well rounded and better human beings. She played a big part in my childhood and I can remember so many times sitting and tasting the dishes she made with special love. Especially the deserts. I remember spending the summers in the RV and fishing on the docks. She taught me a lot about love and the meaning of family. She showed my kids the same love and admiration she showed me as a child.

We will miss our "Maw", as she was the matriarch of our family but her spirit and strength, lives on in each of us and in the lives that she touched. She lives on in me and in all those who have been touched by the love, strength, conviction, wisdom, and beauty of her soul.

Love you grandma – You truly were a special, special woman! You may have passed on, but your memories would always live on within us. Thank you for your sacrifices, your care and concern, your love and everything that you have done for us. Wherever you are, I know you are in a much better place. I will be forever grateful and thankful that you are my grandma.

Rest in Peace Grandma...we will never forget you and
we will always love you forever...