OBITUARY

Mary Catherine Lister

April 26, 1956April 26, 2021

The Sunrise: In Livingston, Texas on April 26, 1956, a beautiful baby girl, Mary Catherine, was born to Mildred Joyce. Mary was raised by her aunt and uncle, Eddie Lee and A.J. Joyce. She accepted Christ at an early age in New Caney, TX, where she attended elementary through Jr. High school. She graduated from Smiley High School in 1974. Mary earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2009. On February 20, 1994, Mary married James Lister. Mary had a handsome son, David, and later was blessed with a precious grandson, Davion. Mary was a member of both Mims Baptist Church and First Baptist Church Conroe. Mary lived a life full of service to others. She worked in the food services and catering business most of her adult life. She opened Lister Catering, which provided not only delicious food, but lavish decorations for countless private events and professional organizations. If Mary was in charge, you knew it would be done with excellence. Mary generously gave her time and talents to the Salvation Army, the Battered Women’s Shelter, the Conroe Assistance League, and Conroe’s homeless community, just to name a few. Mary saw no race, religion, or social status when she looked at you – she only saw one of God’s children, and treated you as such. She was truly the hands and feet of Jesus in her service and love for others. Mary is survived by her loving husband James Lister, son David, grandson, Davion, her sisters, Roxie Joyce, Lillie McNack (Ralph), and Katie Almore, great-aunts Faye Williams and Christine Williams, and many nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her aunt and uncle who raised her, Eddie Lee and A. J. Joyce, mother Mildred Joyce, and siblings, Clara Mae Watts, Margot Watts, Ruby Perry, Martha Lee Jackson, A.C. Joyce, Spence Joyce and Jerry Joyce. In the time immediately preceding her death, Mary was lovingly cared for by her niece, Patricia Joyce Gibson. The Sunset: Mary met her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, face to face on April 26, 2021, her 65th birthday. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, May 1st. 2021 in the Sanctuary of First Baptist Church, 600 North Main St. in Conroe, TX. The service will be live-streamed for those unable to personally attend. https://fbcconroe.org/livestream/

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, May 1, 2021

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