Mary Saxby

Mary Saxby, 76, of Bryan, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at St. Joseph Regional Health Care in Bryan. Her Life Tribute Service will be held at 2pm, Thursday, December 3, 2015 at St. Michael’s Academy Chapel, 2402 South College Ave, at the corner of South College and Williamson Drive. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.

Mary Jacqueline Prather was born to Ernest and Elizabeth Prather on May 11, 1939 in Pampa, Texas. She met the man who was her gift from God, David Harvey Saxby. They were married on August 7, 1955. She and David together raised five incredible children and who now live out their mother’s legacy. Mary was a dedicated wife who unselfishly followed the words of scripture regarding the virtuous wife. Mary provided unconditional love to her family and friends as they moved several times during the career of her husband David as a career soldier in the US Army. Mary was a passionate crochet artist and loved to laugh.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one sister and her brother.

Surviving Mary are her husband of 60 years, David Harvey Saxby; her sons and daughters-in-law Chris and Michelle Saxby, Scott and Angela Saxby; her daughters and sons-in-law Robin Lancaster and husband Dale, Sherry Saxby, Danine Jaster and husband John; her thirteen grandchildren and eighteen great-children with two on the way; her sister Neta Thompson, and numerous other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations maybe given to the American Lung Association.

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  1. You will be missed greatly. How we have enjoyed knowing and loving you though the years. RIP my sweet angel. I know you are watching us and getting a few laughs and stern looks our way. XOXO

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mary was always very good to me and my family. I’m so sorry for your loss!

  3. To the Saxby family,

    Our family is deeply saddened by the passing of Mary. We’ll always remember her fondly and feel lucky that we had the pleasure of knowing her. Mary will be very missed. Prayers for all of you.

    John and Karen Bray

  4. I really do not even know the words for condolences to the family of Mary Saxby. I have truely with pleasure enjoyed having the chance to have Mary Saxby in my life. I meet her through my job and started caring and taking care of her as a job duty, but as the years went by it has been a pleasure to be able to care for Mrs. Saxby. I learned that she has a husband of many years and he has went above and beyond to take care of his wife. And i must add that their children have also been right on time when it came to their parents. Mary Saxby was a huge inspiration in my life. She always looked for the positive side of every situation and will always be remembered for her famous saying…”quit borrowing problems” . i will greatly miss you Mary Saxby may you rest in peace and know your battle in life is over and you will be greatly missed! i will always love you!! And to each of her family members i would like to extend all my love and prayers. God bless each of you! love forever, Joyce Boyette

  5. What a Beautiful Condolence from Joyce Boyette. Mary ; her brother and sisters are first cousins to her Mother Elizabeth’s Brother’s Kids. Three girls three boys. They lived in California. We lived in Texas. we would see them on Holidays; witch added to the Joy. Mary’s energy, perseverance, dedication and Love; is evident in her Family today. Things will never be the same without her.

  6. I hope you had a great meal in heaven! I love you so much!!! Praying for all in the family through this tough time!
    Lots of love

  7. Mary I will truly miss you. You were my big sister and growing up you were always there when I needed you. Though we have not been geographically close you have always been, and always will be, in my heart and a part of my soul. I will miss you until we meet again. I love you always.

  8. I have known Mary for about 60 years when she married my brother David. She was the most positive, can-do person we ever met. Her wonderful sense of humor & dynamic personality always was the center of a gathering. David was often away serving the country, but she managed to keep the home life stable raising five wonderful children. Our family will miss and never forget Mary.

  9. Scott, I am really sorry to hear about your mom. She raised a boy to be a respectable, loyal, and good man. It is tough losing a parent, not a day goes by that I don’t think of mine. There will be times when some little thing will trigger a memory; embrace and cherish them.
    Prayers are going up for you and your family.
    God Bless,

  10. Sherry and Family,

    On behalf of Rusty and I, we would like to send our sincere sympathy and condolences to you and the family with the passing of your beloved mother. She was a hoot and great woman!

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Lisa & Rusty 🙂

  11. Granny,
    How I will miss you and wish we could have more time together. But then I remember you are free now from this physical world and of the pain it can bring. And I know you will always be with me and son or any child that I spend time with because of the favorite game we played when I was little ‘little bunny Foo Foo’ I love this nursery rhyme you would sing again and again to us girls. Thank you for bring me the joy that I can pass to little ones in my life. I love and miss you Granny, xoxo

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