Mabel Annette (Spears) Bland

January 18, 1932May 20, 2020

Mabel Annette Spears-Westmoreland-Bland

Born: Jan. 18, 1932-Harris County, Texas

Death: May, 20,2020-Panola County, Texas

Preceded in death by father, Leslie Owen Spears, mother, Mary Jane Raybourn-Spears-Anthony, and her younger sister, Betty Jean Spears-Salyers-Womack. Mabel is survived by three daughters: Donna Annette Westmoreland Dotson, Wanda Jeanette Westmoreland Mello, and Norma Jo Westmoreland Schulz, and two sisters: Georgie Mae Spears Jurischk Law, and Mary Maurice Spears Hoffmann. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, sixteen greatgrandchildren, and nine nieces and nephews.

Mabel’s early childhood was spent on the Spears Dairy, with her Mother, Father, and three sisters. She loved life in the country, especially riding her father’s racehorse. But on Thanksgiving Day, in 1942, the family was involved in a deadly automobile accent. Her beloved father died in the crash; an event which deeply affected Mabel for many years. She always thought of Heaven as the place where she would see her “Daddy”.

In later years, this lovely girl attended Carl Wunsche High School, in Spring, Texas. She married Donald Hall Westmoreland in 1950. They built a home on land which was once part of the Spears Dairy, a gift from her beloved mother, Mary.

Mable was a homemaker, and talented artist. She enjoyed drawing portraits of her family. Her greatest pleasure in life was adoration and pride in her children and grandchildren. She had a great appreciation of music, and enjoyed the beauty of flowers. Her daughter, Wanda, has fond memories: “Mother sewed costumes for our school activities, like the May Day dance.” Daughter Norma recalls “Mother’s love of live concerts, the cinema, and reading biographies about famous people she admired.”

She will be missed by her family, but Heaven will be a richer place with her presence. Rest in peace.


  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020


Mabel Annette (Spears) Bland

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Angie Wallace

May 21, 2020

My deepest condolences Donna, I know how very much you loved your mother and you took such great care of her. I know you rest in the peace of knowing she is in the presence of her Creator and Savior, with celebrations around the thrown!! I feel honored and blessed to have known Mrs. Mable and so enjoyed the times I sat with her and visited. Prayers for you and your family , love Angie & Randy

Kathy Goedecke

May 21, 2020

I remember Mabel, Georgia, and mom would get together and have all of us children outside playing while they visited. Your mom could really sew. Rest In Peace Mabel.


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