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Mary Frances Hudspeth

January 20, 1945 — September 7, 2020

Mary Frances Heath Hudspeth was born on January 20, 1945 in Wharton Texas.  She passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020 in Houston, Texas.


She spent her whole life in Wharton surrounded by a large family.

Mary married Wilmer Hudspeth on July 3, 1967.  She filled many roles in life: Avon representative, Home Interior hostess, waitress, restaurant manager, newspaper distributor, and cashier at Wal-Mart (she had many loyal customers that would rather wait in her line than go to open checkouts).  But always first and foremost, Mary was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother (Gran Gran, Nana and Grandma Mary), sister, daughter, aunt and friend.  Mary was the family Matriarch that led her family with love and a firm guiding hand.  Mary was the middle child, but she was the focal point for her brothers and sisters. She was instrumental in keeping the family together as everyone grew up and spread out.  She kept in touch with everyone and orchestrated family get together.  Her home was always a safe haven for anyone that needed one.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilmer Hudspeth, parents, Fred Heath and Mary Zahn Heath, and two brothers, Harry Heath and Fred Heath, Jr.


Mary is survived by her four children: Diana Heath Clipp and husband, Edward, Ronald Heath and wife, Catherine, Debbie Hudspeth and Ruby Hudspeth Flores and husband, Elias; 10 grandchildren, Sean Heath, Haley Flores, Brandon Clipp, James Heath, Joshua Flores, Matthew Heath, Sarah Heath, Corrina Flores, Jennifer Gurode and Will Clipp; 8 great grandchildren, Arabella King, Brooklynn Heath, Sean “SJ” Heath, Jr., Jeremiah Gurode, Aden Erickson, Victoria Sams, Zariah Gurode, and Jordan Gurode; 2 sisters, Billie Jean Eckert and husband, Jimmie and Patricia Shahani;  along with numerous nieces and nephews.


She will be truly missed!


A visitation will be held at Grace Community Fellowship on Saturday, September 12, 2020  from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.  A Funeral Service will then begin at 1 p.m. at Grace Community Fellowship with Reverend Michael Limas officiating.  Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.


Funeral Services are  under the direction of Wharton Funeral Home.  Condolences may be left at


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Saturday, September 12, 2020

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Grace Community Fellowship

, Wharton, TX 77488

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

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