Funeraria Del Angel Crespo Broadway

4136 Broadway ST, Houston, TX


Mary E. Halliburton

February 17, 1933January 2, 2020

Mary Elizabeth Halliburton, known to family as “Nanny”, passed away on January 2, 2020 in Sour Lake, Texas at the age of 86 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents Hillard B. and Minnie E. Corder, husband Rudolph S. “Bud” Halliburton, son Rudolph S. Halliburton Jr., and daughter Cynthia G. “Trudy” Bowen. She is survived by her daughters Mary Sue Halliburton, Virginia “Jenny” Condray, Judith M. Khan, Patricia McKnight, Sharon L. Nothnagel and Jennifer Halliburton (adopted daughter and grandchild). In addition, Nanny will be lovingly remembered by her 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren, as well as numerous extended family and friends.

A visitation and viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 8, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Crespo Funeral Home, 4136 Broadway St., Houston, Texas 77087. Graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 9, at 11:00 a.m. at Forest Park Lawndale, 6900 Lawndale St., Houston, Texas 77023, with Deacon Allan officiating.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Graveside Service Thursday, January 9, 2020


Mary E. Halliburton

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Ruthie Owens

January 19, 2020

My Great Aunt Mary aka Nanny was amazing lady. She was always super nice to me. She loved family ,she loved her kids and grand babies. But she never lied to anyone she'd tell you what she thought. She wasn't Willy Wonka she didnt candy coat crap for anyone. She was a strong woman and stood on her own two feet. She made sure her kids did to. Love you Aunt Mary the lasted of our great elders. Your home now with your father, mother, sisters, brothers, husband , children, granddaughter and nieces and nephew and so on. Kiss my son James for me. Love you to the moon and back always.

Reggie Condray

January 9, 2020

Comedians make jokes and snide remarks about Mother-in-Law jokes all the time, but they don’t match up to my memories of Nanny. I remember walking into my wife, Jenny’s, living room when we were just dating , only to find both Nanny AND one of Jenny’s sisters’, Trudy, sitting, awaiting the investigation of this “new” boyfriend,... After mentioning that I was working six days a week and that John Wayne was STILL a better cowboy than Tom Selleck OR Sam Elliott, I must have gotten approval because I was welcomed into the family with open arms. I think of Nanny, and I can only refer back to the words of that old Johnny Cash song,...
🎶 “... and I’ll never get over those blue eyes,.. I see them everywhere, .... when all the love was there”. Rest Easy, Nanny,.. you will be missed.

Jenny Condray

January 9, 2020

I was 10 YO, helping Mama fry chicken. She said, “ I’m gonna go to the bathroom and when I get back we’ll make the gravy.”.
I looked at the iron skillet full of hot grease and thought “ I’ll help Mama out and empty the grease and clean the skillet so it would be ready to make gravy.....”
She comes back in the kitchen and the first thing she noticed is there’s no grease in the skillet ....”Where’s the grease?!”,she said. I told her, “I cleaned the skillet so it would be ready for you to make gravy...”
I‘ve never forgotten, since that day, that you need grease drippings to make gravy...!😂

Lorene Allen

January 8, 2020

May you Rest In Peace Nanny.