Mary Virginia Gifford

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Mary Virginia Gifford passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019 peacefully in her home in Newport. 

Mary was born November 27, 1931 to Emery Pierce Grammer and Ruby Naomi Grammer in Fort Worth, Texas. On May 1, 1948 she married Roy A. Gifford at the age of 16. Together they had seven children. Mary devoted her life to her family. Everyone who ever knew her knew she was a model of selflessness, compassion, love and what a godly woman should be.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, Emery P. Grammer and Ruby N. Sumpter; sister, Shirley Wiley; and son, Roy Wayne Gifford.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are husband, Roy A. Gifford; children, Virginia Glover and husband Ron Damico of Richland Hills, Ronny Gifford and wife CJ of Bowie, Danny Gifford of Bowie, Mary Jane Massie and husband Gary of Chico, Marla Gifford of Bowie, and Larry (Pete) Gifford and wife Laura of Alvord; 13 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation was Friday, April 19, 2019 at Newport Baptist Church. A funeral service was held Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Bible Baptist Church in Jacksboro.

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