Mae LaDean McIlveene
11/18/1926 - 5/13/2019

Mae LaDean McIlveene entered into rest on May 13, 2019 in Sulphur Springs, Texas.  Her funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Friday, May 17, 2019 in Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with her grandson, Rev. Daniel White officiating.  Interment will follow in Brigham Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday, 12:30 PM until service time at the funeral home.

She was born November 18, 1926 in Cross Plains, TX to the late Joseph "Tack" and Rovena Gant Petty.  She grew up in the communities of Prairie Valley, TX and Whitney, TX. Upon graduation from Whitney High School, she moved to Oklahoma and then to Dallas, TX where she met and married Doile Hampton McIlveene on August 29, 1947.  They eventually settled on a farm in Campbell, TX where she enjoyed gardening.  She loved serving her community and volunteered for many organizations including PTA, the Campbell ISD school board, the Texas SBC Women's Mission Board. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Campbell, TX and the Eastern Star.  She worked for East Texas State University in Commerce, TX in the in business department as a payroll specialist, where she retired in 1989 with 20 years of service.  She was an amazing cook and enjoyed hosting family, neighbors, and friends into her home, a place everyone knew they were welcome to find a warm bed and hot meal with no notice.  Her gifts of servitude and hospitality will be remembered by all who knew her.  Her children will forever remember their time spent growing up on the farm and weekend trips to the lake.  Her grandchildren will forever remember playing in her yard, climbing trees, making tents in the living room, learning to bake in her kitchen, and feeling so loved that they all thought they were her favorite.

Mae was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son Doile Lee McIlveene and grandson Charles Russell McIlveene, brothers Calvin Petty and Kenneth Petty, sisters Marguerite Brown and Mary Ruth McKennon.

She is survived by children James McIlveene of Douglasville, GA; Cathy Hammack and husband Gary of Carrollton, GA; Joe McIlveene and wife Kelly of Ft. Worth, TX; Rusty McIlveene and wife Cindy of Campbell, TX; and Rodney McIlveene and wife Angie of Highland Park, TX; grandchildren Daniel White and wife D’Ann, April Bolden and husband Brian, Thomas White, Luke White, Joseph McIlveene, Jillian McIlveene, Brandy McIlveene, Crystle McIlveene, Victoria McIlveene, Alexandria McDonald and husband Lyle , Juliana McIlveene, Katarina McIlveene, Barry Gurley and wife Kelli, Jeff Gurley, Misti McIlveene, Bobbie McIlveene, Ronnie McIlveene; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

 Pallbearers: Kenney Petty, Joseph McIlveene, Kyle Freeman, Bobby Peek, Rob Huggett, Andy Coffman, and Josiah White

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