Mary Elizabeth Pike
1932 - 2019
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Mary Elizabeth Pike, age 87, went home to be with her Lord on August 1, 2019. Her family and friends treasure a lifetime of memories and accomplishments together.

She was born March 2, 1932 in Lindale, Texas and lived most of her life in Whitehouse, Texas. Graduated from Whitehouse High School as Valedictorian of the Class of 1950. Twenty five years later she enrolled at TJC and received her Associate Degree after attending night classes while working for General Electric /Trane. She has received several recognitions with GE in her 32 years of service, prior to retirement.

Mary and Glendal Pike were married in 1950. She was a devoted mother and mother-in-law to Gary and Susie Pike of Whitehouse, Rhonda and Dennis Cates of Whitehouse, and Scott and Leigh Callaway of Bullard. She is also survived by sister, Gloria Vervalin of Quitman, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband Glendal Pike; parents, Ed and Roberta Jones and sister Barbara Brazil. She enjoyed family gatherings, lakeside picnics, travel across the US, and international cruises.

She was lovingly called "Nanny" by 9 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren, and was a witness to God's steadfast love and faithfulness in her life and church. Member of the Whitehouse United Methodist Church, where she served as Sunday School teacher for many years, member of United Methodist Women, Administrative Board and other committees. She was elected to the Whitehouse City Council in 1998 serving 4 years, and also served 4 additional years as Mayor. She was honored as the Whitehouse Mrs Yesteryear in 2001. Her civic services also included Chairman on the Smith Co. Appraisal District Board and Oakbrook Health Care Center Advisory Board.

We will hold fast to God's promise that because Jesus lives and reigns today, we will join "Nanny" in Heaven. Services are under the direction of Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit. Following a private graveside service at the Whitehouse Cemetery, a memorial service will be held at the Whitehouse United Methodist Church on Saturday Aug 10, 2019 at 10:30 am. Visitation will follow at the church.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Whitehouse United Methodist Church. to view online, please go to

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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Aug. 3, 2019.
Memorial service
10:30 AM
Whitehouse United Methodist Church
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August 22, 2019
Mary was a sweet, beautiful lady and a wonderful friend. My family and I first attended the Methodist Church in 1956 and your Dad was song director. I also worked at GE for 4 years in the late 70's and got to know your Mom better. She was a lot of fun.
You are all in my prayers. May God bless you. Sincerely, Lana Wimberly
Lana Stanley Wimberly
August 7, 2019
A wonderful lady and friend.
August 7, 2019
A dear lady and a great friend! I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.
August 6, 2019
Prayers for you all. She was my Sunday School Teacher for years. Remember her fondly.
Lisa Keeling Burkett
August 5, 2019
Rhonda and family,
So sorry to hear of Mary's passing. She was a wonderful lady. She will truly be missed. God be with you all during this time.
Vicki Hawkins
August 4, 2019
Mary was one of the first people I met when I went to work for GE in 1968 and she became a special friend. I knew Mary was a Christian because she portrayed her love for the Lord in her every day life. We gathered around a large round table every day at break time and I remember she was so much fun to be around and how she loved to laugh and make all of us laugh. I also remember how she loved her family and talked about them often. I don't remember ever meeting any of her kids but I have always remembered their names. She had a positive attitude and was always an inspiration to me. I haven't seen Mary in several years but I know I will see her in Heaven. Today all Heaven is rejoicing over her entering the gates. Praying for you Gary, Rhonda, Scott and your families and all other family, during this time.
louise thompson
August 3, 2019
The Fults' Family is praying for ya'll.. We are so sorry for your loss.
Heath Fults
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