Cary Hazel Pressley, 97, of Troup, Texas, went to be with the Lord on September 10, 2021, at her home in Troup. She was born, October 20, 1923, in Yancey County, North Carolina to the late Charlie and Cora Brown.
Funeral services for Cary Hazel Pressley will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 13, 2021, at Wright City Baptist Church, with the Reverend Rhon Boone officiating. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery, Arp.
Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 13, 2021, prior to the service.
Mrs. Pressley had a true servant's heart. Whether it was cooking for some "little ol' widow ladies at the church", making peanut brittle for the doctor's dad, baking pecan tarts, cookies, or yeast rolls, for the pastor, or simply cooking for someone she didn't know but heard they may want or need of a show of love, Cary was there. If someone needed advice or a shoulder to cry on, she was there. Someone who was overwhelmed with life in any way, you could count on Mom/Mammaw/Mrs. Pressley. Something that she could not fix, prayer was the answer and she would relentlessly carry that need to God. Thankful. Meek. Humble. Faithful. A friend, confidante, counselor, provider, and so much more...that is our Mom/Mammaw/Friend.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Marvin Pressley; daughter, Geraldine “Jerry” Clark; sons, Paul Pressley and Larry Pressley; grandsons, Paul Pressley, Jr., David Wilson, Kenneth Pressley, Marvin Pressley, and Joe Pressley; great-grandsons, Austin Combs and Michael Musick.
She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Pressley Wilson of Troup and Linda Cooper of Henderson; son, Charles Pressley and wife Cynthia of Price; sisters, Christine Wood of Central, South Carolina and Corrine Nelms of Weaverville, North Carolina; 23 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren and 64 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Mike Breckle, Dale Taylor, Brad Taylor, Kevin Clark, Kory Byrd, and Matt Cooper.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home, Overton.
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