Mrs. Modine L. Stricker, age 87 of Winnsboro, passed away on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 in Sulphur Springs. She was born on January 1st, 1929 in Emory to the late Isaac Horace Rackely and Indy Alma Bishop Rackley. She worked at Texas Instruments earlier in her life, and served two terms on the Southlake City Council, and served on the Southlake Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, she was also a member of First Baptist Church of Hawkins after retiring to East Texas. Modine was a very loving mother, she was a spicy lady, with a magical personality, she was an excellent seamstress, a very crafty person, an excellent cook and spent lots of time in the kitchen canning her vegetables. She was well known for her jelly making and if you were lucky enough to get a jar, the label on that jar read ” Modine’s Red Plum Jelly….made with love”. Modine will be sorely missed by her daughters Anita and Linda, their husbands, her grandchildren, other family members and a host of friends. Her family finds comfort in her passing knowing that she is with her Lord, and surely had a joyful reunion with her husband Willie Stricker, who preceded her in death, no doubt they are walking hand in hand on those streets of gold.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 68 years, Willie Clyde Stricker; brother, Isaac H. “Sonny” Rackley, Jr.; and great-granddaughter, Savannah Michelle Horton.
She is survived by her daughters, Anita Anderson and husband Charles of Winnsboro, Linda Norman and husband Eddie of Decatur; sisters, Joy Stewart of Terrell, Louise White of Mineola, Tommie Pryor and husband David of Lindale; five grandchildren, Tracy Marr, Angie Blevins, Tara Horton, Chet Frank, Shawna Kelley; ten great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 13th, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Beaty Funeral Home-Winnsboro. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, February 14th, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Hawkins 210 E Forest St. Hawkins, TX 75765 at 2:00 pm, Bro. Zachary Tunell, Bro. Bob Lyman, and Bro. Chauncey Willingham officiating, interment will follow at Pilgrims Rest #1 in Emory, with Kyle Mabry, Garrett Blevins, Cory Marr, Madison Horton, Allie Blevins, Ethan Marr, and Brennan Horton serving as pallbearers.