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Mary Jo Richards

April 1, 2015 — July 17, 2015

Mary Jo Nunleyeyes opened April 1, 1951 to the parents of Victoria Nunley& Alta M. in Clarksville.  A year later, her parents relocated their family to Lubbock.  She attended Estacado High School where she met her first husband Benny Lenn Cole Sr. in 1968.  They later married in 1969.  To this union, one daughter, Charlotte Lynette Gormany was born.  Mary Jo began working in the Environmental Service Industry.  Anyone who knew Mary Jo knew she loved to clean.  While working her way up and becoming supervisor of Enviromental service, she gave birth to a son, Benny Lenn Cole Jr. in 1973, and another daughter by the name of Tammy Coleen Irvin in 1976.  Mary Jo was 64 years of age when she took her last breath.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Victor Nunley& Alta M; brothers, Charles Edward Nunley& Vick Nunley; sister Norma Nunley Mitchell.  She leaves to celebrate her life, her husband, Benny Lenn Cole Sr.; son, Benny Lenn Cole Jr.; daughters, Charlotte Lynette Gormany, Tammy Colleen Irvin; one brother, Willie C. Nunley; four sisters, Dorothy Jenn Hunter, Nancy Faye Rodgers, ShirleyRose Bonds and Dianne Brooks; four grandsons, Albert “Junior” Gormany, JamaleGormany, Santwane “Smoke dog” Gormany and Dayton “Pooh” Hood; two granddaughters, Jazza “Ms. Hood” Hood, and Shimae “Booty” Hood; two great grandson, Zaden and Jori’an; four great granddaughters, Lyri’anah, ZaNaviah, Niyah and Jasmine; two special friends, Nancy Trevino and Pam Nunley and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, July 24, 2015

2:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

First Progressive Bapisit Church

4203 E 63rd St, Lubbock, TX 79403

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