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Mary Thelma Lois (Pickens) Sosebee, 97, of Velma, OK passed away Saturday Dec. 23, 2017 at Gregston Nursing Home in Marlow, OK.
Visitation for Mrs. Sosebee will be held at the Alexander Funeral Chapel in Velma, OK on Wednesday Dec. 27th. Funeral services will be held Thursday Dec. 28, 2017 at 10:00am at the Velma Baptist Church with Lyndal Werner officiating. Interment will follow at the New Velma Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home, Duncan, OK.
She was born April 28, 1920 in Ara (Claud), OK to Mary Elizabeth (Walker) and Edmon "Cub" Pickens. She married T.O. (Tom) Sosebee on Dec. 27, 1939 in Robstown, Texas. They lived there 7 years before moving back to Oklahoma. She was a homemaker and loving Grandmother to her granddaughters, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandson.
She loved to walk the track field in Velma. She walked 8 miles a day until her health wouldn't allow it anymore. She loved watching Velma Comet and Davis Wolves football. She always supported agriculture and FFA. She helped her husband on the farm and loved feeding her cows.
She enjoyed playing domino's and going to concerts. She LOVED and enjoyed her family most of all!
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Edmon "Cub" Pickens; her husband, Tom Sosebee; a son, Larry Lee Sosebee; two great-grandsons, Michael and Joe Alexander; two sisters she loved dearly, Opal Wright and Cubah Foster; and one very much loved brother, Madison (Chief) Pickens.
Survivors include: a son, Jerry Glen Sosebee of Ratliff City, OK; two granddaughters, Vicki Wood and husband Johnny of Duncan, OK and Karen Sosebee of Davis, OK; three great-grandkids: J.D. Alexander and wife Kathy of Colorado Springs, CO, Madison and Megan Alexander of Loco, OK and one great-great-grandson, James Alexander of Colorado Springs. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jesse Barrick, Billy Mack Wright, Rusty Wright, Scott Kelly, Casey Pollock and Seth Wright.
Honorary Pallbearers are GW Wright, Charles Foster, Clarence Foster, Charles McAlister, Dale Foster, Hank Presgrove, Terry Sutton, Leslie Presgrove and Jack Sanner.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Velma Ag Booster's Club c/o First National Bank, Velma, OK.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.
Published on December 26, 2017
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