Mrs. Mable W. Frye, 96, was born February 1, 1911, in Franklin, Texas. She departed this life on November 29, 2007, at Edgewater Retirement Center in Galveston.
She was the third of six children born to Harvey and Helena Witherspoon. She spent her early years in Franklin, and later moved to Jacksonville,Texas, where she united with Sweet Union Baptist Church. She worked faithfully in many church ministries, and continued her Christian walk when she later moved to Galveston and united with Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in 1969. She was honored by the church as the oldest member in 2006.
She was married to the late Paul Frye, and to this union two children were born. She truly loved her family and worked hard to provide for her children. She had a special love for her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. When she moved to Galveston, she assumed the responsibility of helping to raise four of her grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents, one brother, Theodore Witherspoon; two sisters, Vestera Washington and Zenora Robinson and a dear daughter, Billie Frye Mavis. She leaves to cherish her memory one son, James E. Frye and his wife, Alice of Panama City, Fl.; six grandchildren; Deborah M. Johnson and her husband Hubert of Houston, Tx; Paul A. Mavis and his wife, Diane, of New Orleans, La.; Karen L. Eaglin and her husband Patrick of Houston, Tx.; Kenneth S. Mavis, also of Houston; Cassandra F. Love and her husband Douglas of Portsmouth, Va.; and Benjamin J. Frye and his wife Michelle of Orlando, Fl.; seven great-grandchildren: Michelle Mavis; James Ellery Eaglin; Andrea Lowe; Brittany Lowe; Isabella Frye; Quincy Johnson and Kerry Alexander and also two sisters, Retha Day of Long Beach, Ca., and Zenell Lee of Palo Alto, Ca.; great nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will begin at 12 noon on Saturday, December 8, 2007, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church followed by the Homegoing Celebration at 2:00 p.m. Reverend A. W. Colbert will officiate. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Galveston, Texas
Cards, flowers or any other expressions of sympathy may be sent to Wynn Funeral Home, 602-32nd Street, Galveston, Texas 77550; 409/621-1677.