Mary Helen Bagley
December 29, 1929 – November 5, 2011
Mrs. Mary Huddle Hayes Bagley, 81, who cared so completely, gave so generously, taught so gently and loved so deeply went to be with the Lord Saturday, November 5, 2011. Mary was born on December 29, 1929 in Port Arthur, Texas, and married Bill Hayes in 1952. Following Bill's death in 1979, Mary married B.G. Bagley, a long-time resident of Abilene, Texas, in 1981.
Mary had a servant's heart and was a generous supporter of many charitable causes including Meals-on-Wheels, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Rescue the Animals, Love and Care Ministries, and her local church. She spent much of her time and energy until the last two years devoting herself to delivering Meals-on-Wheels. Mary loved her family, her animals, her friends, her church, and any and all babies. She was a fantastic cook and will be fondly remembered for her wonderful cakes and her sweet, uncomplaining spirit.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill Hayes; her husband, B.G. Bagley; and her brothers, Cecil and George Huddle.
She is survived by her children Scott Hayes, Debbie Lashmett, Laura Chamblee, and Randy Hayes; the daughters of her heart, Charlotte Hayes and Charlene Hayes; eleven grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren who have been forever changed by her love, prayers, and influence.
Funeral services honoring Mary's life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday morning, November 8, 2011, at Caps Baptist Church, Abilene, Texas, with Pastor Larry Millican officiating. Burial will follow in Clyde Cemetery, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Highway 277 South. Visitation will be Monday, November 7, 2011, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions in Mary's honor may be made to any of Mary's favorite charities listed above.
You may view and sign the guestbook at www.elliott-hamil.com.
- Visitation Monday, November 7, 2011
- Funeral Service Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Mary Helen Bagley
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November 9, 2011
What a wonderful person Mary was. So sorry for your loss. She will
be remembered for years to come. Such a big heart she had. Love you,
November 8, 2011
So sorry to hear about Mary Helen's death. I am one of her 1st. cousins that was from Ben Wheeler, Texas. My Dad was William Harmon Huddle. Him and Uncle Arch were brothers. It has been many years since I have see Mary Helen. My prayers are for the family during this sad time. Sorry I can't come to services, but will be thinking about the family.
Frances (Huddle) Brooks
Mesquite, TX 75150