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1945 Mrs. 2017

Mrs. Theada Raye Earl

January 20, 1945 — February 27, 2017

Theada Raye Earl was born January 20, 1945 to the parentage of Chappie Nathaniel Griffin and
Rosie Lee Hodge in Dotson, Texas.

Theada accepted Christ as her savior at an early age . She attended  Mayflower school district.
She was a homemaker and worked as housekeeper for several years.

On July 31, 1962, Theada married Wilbert Lee Earl Sr. and in this union they were blessed with
10 children and could still recite all their birthdays at any given time.

Theada loved watches, red lipstick, loved her nails painted, and spending time with her family.
Theada was a loving, kindhearted, humble mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, aunt,
cousin and friend.

Theada is preceded in death by her parents, husband Wilbert Lee Earl Sr., son Wesley Earl Sr.,
and  brothers C. Griffin, Matthew, and Melvin Griffin.

She leaves to cherish her memories 9 children: Tony Sr. (Tina), Wilbert Earl Jr. (Felicia),
Bobbi Rushing  (Arnold), Rachell Earl, Willie Earl, Carl Earl, Gloria Martin (Damion),
Beverly Earl, and Lorinda  (Demar); 6 brothers: Donnell, Wilbert, Willie, Larry  Griffin,
Rickey and Elton Allison; 5 sisters: Pearline,Lily Mae, Matha Mae,Glenda Ann and
Shirley;  numerous sisters‐in‐law and brothers‐in‐law; 19 grandchildren; 9 great- grand children;
a host of  nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives that she loved very much.

The staff of Citizens Funeral Home/T.L. Knighton Jr. will keep you and your family in our prayers.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mrs. Theada Raye Earl, please visit our flower store.

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