Holly Springs Funeral Home

Texie Ingram Prather

Texie Ingram Prather died peacefully at Olive Grove Assisted Living Facility in Olive Branch, MS, on April 28, 2018 at the age of 85.

    She was predeceased by her parents, Burdette and Dorothy Ingram, her husband, Olen E. Prather, and a son, Mims Ingram Prather.

    She is survived by her sons, Gene, of Byhalia, MS, Lee (Jackie) of Augusta, GA, Kelly (Paula) of Starkville, MS.  She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kaylee Ragan (Colton), Kam, Kaleb, Jackson and Slater Prather and her great-grandchildren, Collins, Caden and Clai Ragan.

    Texie was born on November 3, 1932 and was a proud and lifelong resident of Byhalia, MS.  Texie received her B.S. from MSCW and her M.S. from Memphis State University.  Texie taught school for 40 years in Marshall and Desoto County schools and at Marshall Academy.

    She was an active and dedicated lifelong member of her beloved Byhalia United Methodist Church.

    Her great love and respect for people garnered her a wide and diverse variety of friends.  She was known as the "Cookie Lady" and was forever leaving her "Texie Treations" as a sweet surprise hanging on friend's doors.

    Her quick wit, warm smile and unwavering love will be greatly missed.  Texie was a true daughter of the South, "An Iron Hand in a Velvet Glove."

    A celebration of Texie's life will be held Tuesday May 1, 2018, at The Flame Building at Byhalia United Methodist Church in Byhalia, MS, at 12:00.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 until 12 :00.  All are welcome to attend and celebrate Texie's well-lived life.

    Memorials may be sent to Byhalia United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 6, Byhalia, MS, 38611, or to the charity of your choice.

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5/1/2018 4:37:39 PM

Dear Ingram family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of Texie. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. (Please read) May God give you and your family comfort in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they are resurrected. With deepest sympathy and warmth of heart. Additional Bible based comfort can be found at www.jw.org Search:Comfort.