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Lillie Mae (Chaney) Woodworth
E.R. Johnson Family Mortuary

LAMARQUE- Lillie Mae (Chaney) Woodworth, 78, surrendered to the Lord on Tuesday, September 11, 2007, after a courageous battle.  She passed away at home at 2:22 p.m. with her family by her side.

Lillie, better known as “Mae” to many, was born July 31, 1929, in Lloydbridge, LA to Floyd and Mary Euell.  She was united in marriage to Hamp “Ben” Chaney who preceded her in death.  Through this union five children were born.  She later married Eddie Woodworth, Sr..  

Her porch and door was always open to visitors.  She was a loving person with a distinct voice, up front nature, great laugh, and desire to help others. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, and had an exceptional cooking ability, including making homemade boudain.

After 30 years of service, she retired from UTMB, where she worked in the lab. 

Lillie Mae was a willing servant of the Lord at the Sunlight Baptist Church serving on the Usher Board, Deaconess Board, and with Mission II.

Lillie Mae was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; three sisters, and two half sisters.  She is survived by her husband of twenty-three years, Eddie Woodworth, Sr., of LaMarque, TX; two sons, Hamp Chaney, Jr. (Carol C.C.) of LaMarque, TX; Leroy Chaney (Judy) of Houston, TX; three daughters, Irma Jean Francois Chaney (James); Augustine Chaney Ford (Tim), and Joyce Marie Chaney, all of Galveston; ten grandchildren, Vickie; Felicia; Keith; LaTresha; Leon Jr.; Aisha; Akilah; Jamila; Sean, and Ken; nine great-grandchildren, Daisha; Deaira; Keira; Jatyana; Mehkel; Nicholas; Lil Keith; Kenetra, and Jade;  brother, L.B. Euell (Estella) of Houston, TX; sister, Ida Courtney of Long Beach, CA; sisters-in-law, Mattie Berrell; Bertha Gaines; Alice Mae Chaney; Ellen Chaney Pitre (Arvenel);  brothers-in-law, Frank Woodworth and Tom Chaney (Mary); devoted nieces, Elnora Kitchen; Mary Catherine Smith (Charlie); Diana Deyon (Aaron); Deborah Harris; Glennys Harris, and Winda Ann Antoine (Tim); devoted friends, Theresa Brooks, Mary Douglas, Corine Joshua, Velma  Mitchell, Tishie B. Crear, Ethel Lee Walter, and a host of  other family and friends who loved her dearly.

Special thanks go to Dr. Nancy Hughes; Dr. M. Willis; Dr. Beach; 6B and 9C staff of UTMB.; her nurses; the Hospice Care Team; Pinky Rowe, and Fayerene Curry.

Viewing will begin at 4PM, today, September 14th, followed by a wake from 7-8 PM at E.R. Johnson Family Mortuary. 

A service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 AM, on Saturday, September 15, 2007, at Sunlight Baptist Church with Pastor A.C. Tryon officiating. 

Entombment will follow at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, TX.



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