Maudie Louise Mitchell-Short passed away on Monday, August 16, 2010. She was born on July 31, 1942, in San Angelo, Texas, to Jerome and Fern Mitchell. She is preceded in death by her parents, younger brother, Alton Roy Mitchell, and two half-brothers, Glendon Aldridge and Rubel Aldridge. She leaves behind her husband of forty-four years, Roy Short. Her children are: Sandra Short Billingsley and husband, Michael; David Mitchell Short and wife, Martha; and Gretta Short McKissack and husband, Dudley. Her grandchildren are Abigail and Caleb Billingsley, and Madlyn, Jacob, and Ryan Short. She also has a brother, Voy J. Mitchell and his wife, Marie, as well as two nieces and a nephew.
Maudie grew up in Eldorado, Texas. She married Roy in 1966, and they moved to Fort Stockton in 1967.
Over the years Maudie met and made many friends. She liked to laugh and visit and go have coffee. She was active in her church, and loved her church family. She was a loyal friend and will be missed by many.
A visitation was held from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Wednesday, August 18 at Gentry Funeral Home of Fort Stockton, Texas. Services are scheduled for Thursday, August 19 at the local Northside Baptist Church with Scott Owens officiating. Interment will be at Eldorado Cemetery in Eldorado, Texas, at 5:00 PM. Pallbearers will be Dudley McKissack, Michael Billingsley, Aaron Owens, Alan Owens, Greg Wells, and Nick Kennedy.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Maudie’s name be made to the Northside Baptist Church Building Fund, 1600 North Gillis Street, Fort Stockton, Texas, 79735.