Mattie Lee Shires LUBBOCK-Our beloved aunt, Mattie Lee Shires, passed away Jan. 12, 2013. She was born in Chickasha, Okla., on Nov. 23, 1923, to Barney and Lola Shires. Mattie Lee Shires became a beautiful lady who loved and cherished her Lord, her family and her friends. She was a Christian woman, highly skilled church pianist, a member of the First Baptist Church of Houston, and loved her church very much. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Barney and Lola; brothers, Noble and Justin; and sister, Lola Beth Rogers. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, and their children. A memorial service will be held at Sanders Funeral Home in Lubbock on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 2 p.m., with one of her nephews, John Rogers, officiating. Burial will follow in the City of Lubbock Cemetery under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Mattie's name to the Brazilian Missions of First Baptist Church of Houston.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Jan. 16, 2013