Mary Lee Graves

March 19, 1934January 17, 2019

Mary Lee Graves, a near lifelong resident of Burnet passed away peacefully on January 17, 2019, at the age of 84. She was born March 19, 1934, in Roosevelt, Texas to Estes Smith and Tillie Simon Smith. Mary Lee was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Jerry V. Graves on April 27, 2015.

Mary Lee graduated from Burnet High School in 1951 and went on to study business in San Antonio, Texas followed by many years as an employee of the Burnet County Tax Office, a position that she is most remembered for. She also worked for Lone Star Industries later known as Pioneer.

Mary Lee was a lifelong member of the Vanderveer Street Church of Christ. She is mostly remembered by those who knew her as friendly, kind, and compassionate. She always had a smile and a kind word for everyone she encountered.

After her retirement, Mary Lee enjoyed going to dances and socializing. She also enjoyed working in her garden and doing yard work. More than anything else, she loved being with her family and was always up for a lively game of forty-two around the kitchen table.

She is survived by her sons Randy Meeks of Burnet, Texas, Ricky Meeks of Cookeville, Tennessee, and Kenny Lentz of Burnet, Texas along with 12 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

A graveside service and inurnment for Mary Lee will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, January 24 at the Burnet City Cemetery with Minister Tim Denton officiating.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers a memorial donation be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Please visit for the confirmed service time and to offer condolences. Arrangements entrusted to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Burnet, Texas


  • Randy Meeks, Son
  • Ricky Meeks, Son
  • Kenny Lentz, Son
  • Mary is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

  • St. Jude's Childrens Hospital


  • Graveside Service and Inurnment Thursday, January 24, 2019

Mary Lee Graves

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Violet Gossett

January 22, 2019

I knew Mary Lee thru her son, Randy, as my husband, me, & my kids were very close to Randy. Mary Lee & Jerry were always really nice to us. When Randy & Mary Helen got married in Mary Lee & Jerry's home she really made us feel very welcome & comfortable. A very gracious lady. My husband was Randy's best man. Condolences to the family...Randy we are so sorry for your loss

Nikol Williams

January 22, 2019

Not only was she always a light in a darkened room but she was full of energy and spunk. She was a hard worker and her love of family was unparalleled. She is truly missed. (Photo credit: Debbie Wright)

Randee Craig

January 22, 2019

Visiting Laylee a few years back. She was always so cheerful and happy to see you! I loved her very much and will miss her dearly.

Annettr Reeved

January 22, 2019

So many wonderful memories
Most of all the many Easter gatherings
4th of July get together
New year eves
Her warm hugs
We were all so very very blessed to have her in our lives
She made our lives much more
We loved her and will miss her
Until we meet again Aunt Mary Lee
I will remember you always