Mary Mathis
Thursday
27
January

Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday, January 27, 2022
The Hamil Family Funeral Home
6449 Buffalo Gap Road
Abilene, Texas, United States
325-692-2232
Thursday
27
January

Rosary

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, January 27, 2022
The Hamil Family Funeral Home
6449 Buffalo Gap Road
Abilene, Texas, United States
325-692-2232
Friday
28
January

Funeral Mass

10:00 am
Friday, January 28, 2022
Holy Family Catholic Church
5410 Buffalo Gap Road
Abilene, Texas, United States
Friday
28
January

Graveside Service

2:30 pm
Friday, January 28, 2022
Saint Joseph's Cemetery
235 CR 257
Rowena, Texas, United States

Obituary of Mary Michaelyn "Mickey" Mathis

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Mary Michaelyn Mathis (Mickey) of Ovalo, passed away on January 23, 2022 in Abilene.

Visitation will be from 5:00-6:30pm, Thursday, January 27, 2022, with the Rosary beginning at 6:30pm at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road in Abilene, Texas.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, January 28, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Abilene, with Fr. Fred Narwaskas officiating. Burial will be at the St. Joseph Cemetery in Rowena, Texas at 2:30pm.

Mickey was born on July 14, 1951 at St. John's Hospital in San Angelo, Texas to Alfred and Annie Jost. She came into this world with her twin brother, Burnell.  Born into a family with 5 girls already, the story is her dad was kidded about finally having a boy, but to get the boy he had to have another girl!

She worked for Rollwitz Welding and Mechanic Tractor Shop in Rowena, until being employed by GTE in San Angelo. She married Charles Mathis on October 9, 1976 in Rowena, Texas, and they had 45 years together. She moved to the Lubbock area with her husband and then to Abilene. It was after moving to Abilene she had their son, Bryan in 1980, whom she loved dearly. While making a home for her family, she worked for Cargill Animal Nutrition 21 years before retiring.                                                     

Mickey came from a Christian home rooted deep in faith. The two main anchors in her life were family and church. She attended St. Joseph Catholic Schools, graduating in 1969. She was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ. Mickey had a servant's heart, always putting family and friends first. She was a member of Holy Family for 41 years where she became involved with religious education, Ladies Share Group, Scripture Study, the Fallfest committee, and was on the church's annual pledge drive committee, known as "The Pony Express". She was chair of the funeral dinner committee which prepared meals for families who had lost loved ones.

Mickey was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law, Daniel Zly.

Mickey is survived by her husband Charles of Ovalo, son Bryan, daugher-in-law Tiffany,  grandson Hunter of Miles, brother Burnell Jost(Lisa) of San Angelo, sisters Barbara Hohensee(Rudy) of Miles, Betty Lehr(Wayne) of Wall, Arlene Zly of Lometa, Ethel Fuchs(J.B.) of Olfen, and Terri Beach(Ronnie) of Sand Springs, Ok.

Pallbearers will be her beloved nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to your local Meals on Wheels or local food bank.

The family would like to thank all who called, sent cards, and prayed for Mickey and the health professionals caring for her during her illness.

We will miss our Mickey!   

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