Mary Jo Flewellen Rockett, age 88, of Leander, Texas, passed away quietly at her home Thursday, May 1, 2014. Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, May 5, 2014, at the Flewellen-Thweatt Cemetery in Lindale, Texas with Reverend Randall Hilburn officiating.
A beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother, Mary Jo was born on December 20, 1925, in Lindale, Texas to Joe Calvin and Edna Lois (Purvis) Flewellen. In addition to her parents, Mary Jo is preceded in death by her brother, Junius “Sonny Boy” Coleman Flewellen.
Mary Jo is survived by her son Jim Rockett & wife, Elizabeth of Leander, Texas; daughter, Lois Gay Rockett of Houston, Texas; daughter Jolinda Rockett & husband, Gary “Oggie” Cohen of Tenants Harbor, Maine; daughter, Angie Rockett & husband, Mark Annulli of Hartford, Connecticut; two (2) sisters, Martha Blakey of Plano, Texas, and Francis Moon of Gilmer, Texas; brother Frank Flewellen & wife, Lennie of Baytown, Texas; five (5) grandchildren, Jimmy Clay Rockett, Keli Elizabeth Rockett and Jeannie Elise Klepper all of Austin, Texas, Travis Nathin Klepper of Houston, Texas, and China Blue Rockett of Boston, Massachusetts; three (3) great-grandchildren, Jaryn Ellis Newman, Braley Elise Foster both of Austin, Texas and Landon Gage Klepper of Temple, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mary Jo was a member of the Liberty Hill United Methodist Church and contributed many hours to the Linus Program. She loved being a home-maker, especially cooking for her family. In her spare time she helped others through volunteer work, and spent time crocheting, sewing, and taking walks on a nice day.
The Family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to her friends, neighbors, Church family and the staff at Scott & White Healthcare Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Liberty Hill United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 266, Liberty Hill, Texas 78642.