She was a faithful member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. “Miss Chocolate” accomplished many achievements upon her completing high school as Valedictorian. She attended Prairie View College of Nursing. She was a mid-wife, delivering and assisting many in childbirth. “Miss Chocolate” loved children. For many years she cooked for George H. W. Bush as a Senator and later as President, and also the early Dallas Cowboys when they came to the Ryan Ranch, as well as many celebrities and Hollywood stars. In later life, you would find her sitting at McDonald’s every afternoon, drinking coffee and eating something sweet. She sat in the same booth every day, so she could see people as they entered. She talked to everyone, knowing them by name.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, 11 sisters, one brother and three children.
She is survived by two daughters, Dolores Embry of Springfield, Ohio; Tanue White of Austin, Texas; three sons, Carl R. Mayberry Jr., Rhea (Reabo) and Jackey Mayberry, all of Beeville, Texas; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends.
Visitation began at 6:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at Treviño Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, December 21, 2010.
Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. at Treviño Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, December 22, 2010, with Pastor Thurmond Wilton officiating. Burial followed at St. Rose cemetery.
Pallbearers were Leonard Robinson, Cecil Diaz, Frankie Castillo, Bernard Mayberry, Mitchell Smith, Chowan Mayo and Chowan Mayo II.
Honorary pallbearers were Jim Hancock, John Witson, Nip Johnson, Jo Ann Hughes and Clarence Witson.
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