Mrs. Allen C. Rupe Mayberry
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Mrs. Allen C. Rupe Mayberry
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Mrs. Allen C. Rupe Mayberry, age 99, passed away on December 15, 2010, in Warm Springs in Victoria, Texas. “Miss Chocolate” as she was fondly called, was born in Beeville, Texas, on October 14, 1911, to Allen C. Rupe and Golden Whitehead.

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.

Treviño Funeral Home
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January 04, 2011
She looked so beautiful sitting in her red dress and looking so content with life. She was loved by her family and everyone that she made them smile. I wish there were more people like

Miss Chocolate. The Lord could be seen in her eyes. My condolences to all the family. I know she is in heaven rejoicing with the angels.
January 02, 2011
Wonderful wonderful woman. I got to know her while visiting Woodridge. How nice it is to now learn how Ms. Chocolate blessed others in her lifetime.