Mary Jo Grigsby Bowers

November 16, 1935November 13, 2012

CALERA- Mary Jo Bowers, 76, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma.

Visitation will be Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Bratcher Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M., Friday, November 16, 2012 at Trinity Lighthouse Church, 2915 Spur 503, Denison, TX 75020 with Rev. Rick Ring officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memory, Colbert, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be Deen Jackson, Brian Jackson, Glen Bowers, Chris Jackson, Kolton Benton and Robin Smith.

Mary Jo was born Saturday, November 16, 1935 in Denison, Texas to Reed and Ethel York Grigsby. She was a loving wife and mother who served her Church and community at every opportunity by cooking amazing meals and desserts. She worked for Pillsbury company for 25 plus years and served the entrees by planning events, she worked as a child advocate in all setting as well as Casa.

She is survived by husband Hershell L. Bowers, of Calera, Oklahoma; sons Roy Deen Jackson of Kemp, Oklahoma, Joe Edwin Jackson of Waco, Texas, Charles Douglas Jackson of Phoenix, Arizona; daughters Pamela Denise Benton and husband Barry of Zabcikville, Texas, Kristen Bowers of Calera, Oklahoma; step sons; Leon Bowers of Richardson, Texas, LarryJackson; step daughter Linda Kay Hodges; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, son James Reed Jackson and daughter Freda Ann Williams.

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  • Visitation Thursday, November 15, 2012
  • Funeral Friday, November 16, 2012


  • Burial

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November 17, 2012

Sorry about your loss. I will call you next week.

Buddy Scott

Mike & Debara Teeples

November 16, 2012

Our prayers and thoughts go out to the Bower family. Mary Jo and Hershel are very special to our family. Mike still believes her chocolate cake is what got him started to church. She and Hershel have done so much for us that could never repay. We have so many memories. So thankful for that. She is definitely going to be missed. May God bless the family.

Janet Overton

November 16, 2012

Our prayers go out to your family. She will be missed. She was so special and touched life's she never even knew she touched I didn't get to know her very long but know god had sent her and brother Hershel and Kristin in to the church. I loved to hear them sing. Its just to bad the church didn't last. I should of keep in better touch with them. but just wanted you to know ya'll touched my life and god taking care of a very special Angel. God bless ya'll

November 16, 2012

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Teresa, Brock, and Hermione Hagood

November 15, 2012

Our prayers go out to your family. My children loved talking to Mary Jo and enjoyed eating the food she made at church. She really made us feel welcome and special. May God comfort your family.

Sharon Brooks

November 15, 2012

Our prayers are with you at this time. We love you. Paul and Sharon Brooks

Shane Hill

November 15, 2012

CASA of Grayson County would like to express our condolences to Ms. Bowers family and our thoughts are with them.

wyvette (dawson) wiley

November 15, 2012

my thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.