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Laurel Land Funeral Home & Memorial Park

7100 Crowley Rd, Fort Worth, TX

OBITUARY

Mary Jo Worthington

November 10, 1928November 25, 2019
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Mary Jo Worthington

NEWARK-Mary Jo Worthington,91,retired school teacher, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 in Decatur. Visitation: 3-5pm Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Service: 12:30 pm on Monday in Laurel Land Chapel of Chimes

Mary Jo taught school for over 20 years in Newark and Boyd elementary schools. She was the favorite teacher of numerous students who even to this day continue to voice that sentiment. She was a member of First Baptist Church Newark for 60 years. Her kind, gracious and positive demeanor are an outflow of her often stated belief, "God is in His heaven and all is right with the world." She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Worthington and her son, Tim Worthington; her brother, Edward Hajek and her sister, Jeanene Richardson. Survivors: Daughters, Julie Self and husband, Lynn, of Azle and Patia Moncrief and husband, Carey, of Newark; grandchildren, Jessica Ramey, Lana Worthington, Joshua Worthington and Chanlor Fresh; 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchildren. Sisters, Juliet Taylor and Norma Daniel of Ft. Worth; Helen McDonald and Sharon Matzner of Burleson; brothers, Wilbur Hajek of Lebanon, TN and Ted Hajek and wife, Judy, of Burleson; numerous nieces and nephews and those who called her grandmother because she welcomed them as her family. Memorials: Alzheimer Association, alz.org.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 2, 2019

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Nancy Armstrong

December 2, 2019

Dear Julie and Patia,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you today. Wilbur was here on Thanksgiving and we spent some time talking about your mom. He said she was always so smart and so sweet to him growing up. Wish we could be there. Some of my fondest memories are spending Christmas in Ft Worth with the Hajek clan.
Love, Nancy

Lori Stonecipher

December 1, 2019

Dear Julie and Patia: I'm so very sad to learn of Aunt Mary Jo's passing. My heart goes out to you. Aunt Mary Jo was such a kind person to me as I was growing up. I was very lucky to have her as an Aunt. Thank you for posting the photos. I truly enjoyed seeing them. Take care during this time and warmest wishes to everyone in the family.

Lori

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