Mavis Loretta Featherston

mavis featherston

December 31, 1938 ~ November 13, 2020

Born in: Leon Junction, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Mavis Featherston, 81, of Bryan, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020, in her home. Her family will honor her life during a graveside celebration at the family cemetery. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

On the last morning of 1938, December 31, at 8:30 a.m. Mavis Loretta (the last child born) into the Bud and Zona Spencer family of Leon Junction, Texas. Mavis spent her childhood living in Leon Junction and attended the New Olive school with grades 1 thru 8th grade. They walked 31/2 miles to school, because family didn’t own a car. Mavis was a beautiful blonde headed girl with a big smile and loved the outdoors, she was a good softball player in school and loved riding her bicycle. She attended the community church and excepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at the age of 10 and served him faithfully until her death. She was blessed with a beautiful voice and talent to play piano and blessed the church with her playing and singing. In the summer of 1954 while attending a street dance on the courthouse square in Gatesville and eating at the Cozy cafe, she met a very tall handsome young man John Featherston who in September 18,1955 was married in the Pentecostal Church in Leon Junction and they made their home in Gatesville, Texas until later moving to Bryan, Texas. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and will be missed by all who’s life she touched. What a great celebration took place Friday morning when the angles came to carry her to her eternal home in heaven with Jesus, family and friends. Will meet again in that sweet bye-and-bye.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years John Ralph Featherston. Her father Lawrence (Bud) Spencer. Mother El Zona Cummins Spencer. Brothers Randy Spencer, Billy Spencer and sister-in-law Reba Spencer. Sisters Mozell Holtzclaw and brother in law Dub Holtzclaw. Wanda Allen and brother in law Lloyd Allen. Mattie Lee Cox and brother in law Rev Jack Cox and Betty Joyce Spencer.

Her survivors are Loretta Featherston, Danny Featherston, grandsons Jason and Justin and wife Marissa Featherston. Gina and Stacey Jamison, grandsons Jonathan and Josh Jamison. Great grandchildren Aubrey, Aiden and Austin Featherston. Danny and Kenadee Featherston. Many Nieces, Nephews and extended family.

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  1. The graveside celebration will be Wednesday the 18th at 1:00 PM at the Featherston Family Cemetery.
    12578 Feather Trail Bryan Texas off of Post Oak Lane in Robertson County between Bryan and Hearne.
    Signs will be posted

  2. Loretta and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mavis was a strong and focused woman with a great smile and an adoring family. I always enjoyed my visits to the home and the variety of animals, her flowers, and her stories. I imagine her smile is still with her as she enters heaven. Prayers and love to all.

  3. Aunt Mavis did love well, both people and animals. She had an open heart and an open home and a wonderful laugh. My heart is sad, but I know she is in the care of our Jesus. My love to Loretta, Danny, Gina and their families. May God hold you close in the weeks ahead.

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