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Mary Elizabeth Renfro

November 7, 1966 ~ September 11, 2023 (age 56) 56 Years Old


Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth Renfro, 56, of Lufkin will be held Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Levi Willoughby and Pastor Ronnie Frankens officiating. Interment will follow in the Whitehouse Cemetery.

Mary was born November 7, 1966 in Center, Texas  to Mary (Carroll) and the late Morgan Harris, Jr., and died Monday, September 11, 2023 in Lufkin.

Mary was a teacher at Central ISD and primarily taught 3rd and 4th graders. She loved her students and retired in 2022, after 27 years of teaching. Mary was such a loving wife, Momma, and “Shugi”. She adored her granddaughters and loved time spent with her family. Mary was a member of Greater Love Tabernacle. Mary was loved by all who knew her and she will be dearly missed. 

Survivors include her husband, Joe Renfro of Lufkin; son and daughter-in-law, Levi and Chasity Willoughby of Center; daughter and son-in-law, Britlee and Charlie Adkins of Center; stepson, Kyle Wayne Renfro of Denton; granddaughters, Fallon Sullivan, Elly Willoughby and Tillie Willoughby; mother, Mary Harris of Center; sister and brother-in-law, Alyson and Chance Porter of Center; mother-in-law, Glenda Oliver of Pollok; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Tonja and Keith Pigg of Lufkin; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, Morgan Harris, Jr.

Pallbearers will be Jerrod Nutt, Jerrod Holloway, Jeremy “Pig” Brinson, Bradley Odom, Terry Wheeler, and Mike Sullivan.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Carroll and Roy Westbrook.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday at Mangum Funeral Home, 420 San Augustine, Center, Texas 75935.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon prior to the service at the Carroway Funeral Home in Lufkin.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Smyrna Kids, 177 CR 2450, Shelbyville, Texas 75973. There is an account set up at Farmers State Bank. 

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September 16, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mangum Funeral Home
420 San Augustine St
Center, Texas 75935

Funeral Service
September 17, 2023

2:00 PM
Carroway Funeral Home Chapel
2704 S John Reddit Dr
Lufkin, TX 75904


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