Funeral services for Maurene Hooper Broadway, 89, of Converse, Louisiana will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Mangum Funeral Home with Tracey and Joe Rowe and Rev. Charles Clark officiating. Interment will follow at Old Sardis Cemetery, San Augustine County. Visitation will be held from 5:00pm – 8:00pm on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Mangum Funeral Home.
Ms. Broadway passed away on June 11, 2021, in Converse, Louisiana. She was born on February 9, 1932, in Shelby County, Texas the daughter of Charlie and Georgie Ethel Rollins Hooper.
Our mother, Maurene, was the oldest of 11 children. At the age of 16 she moved to the big city of Center from the Sand Hills of Shelby County. Her first job was a waitress at KB cafe where she would go on to meet her husband, Buddy Broadway.
She went from being a waitress to being a nurse at the Center Sanitarium, under Dr Hurst, where she made lifelong friendships. While working at the Sanitarium she married and gave birth to three children delivered by Dr Hurst.
Maurene also worked briefly for Shelby General and Holiday Nursing Home.
She went on to retire from Brookshire Brother’s in Center where she worked in the Bakery making cakes(which was one of her passions) and also worked as a checker for many years.
In her spare time, she loved working with flowers and gardening and most importantly she was a devout Pentecostal and was in church every chance she got.
Family has always been very important to Maurene and there will definitely be a void in our lives with her gone.
The family would like to say a special THANK YOU to Mindy Fruge (special friend of the family) and Superior Hospice, Many Louisiana, for the extra special care you gave to Maurene!
Maurene is survived by her children, Anita Jones and husband, Bobby of Center, Rita Carter and husband, Wayne of Converse, LA and Bryan Broadway and wife, Kat of Timpson; grandchildren, Krista Warr & husband, Rodney of Center, Niki Martin and husband, Mike of Central Heights, Ashley Holloway of Appleby, Kim Holley of Spring, Heather Guillory of Spring, Shana Whitton and husband, David of Joaquin, Shelley Yarbrough and husband Chris of Center, Texas, Travis Broadway and wife Sam of Marshall, TX, Tammy McNease and husband, Danny of Huntsville, Jake Broadway of Timpson and Jared Carter of Converse, LA; 25 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren on the way; sisters and brothers-in-law, Charlene and Jackey Pigg, Georgie Marshburn, Delorse and Dave Martinez, Wanda and David Curbow and Zelma and James Litzmann; brothers and sisters-in-law, Hoyt and Jane Hooper and Durwood and Shirley Hooper; and brother-in-law, Larry Lawson.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Green and Georgie Ethel Hooper; great-granddaughter Kiley Dearman; sister, Bonnie Free; brothers, Tim Hooper and Doyle Hooper; brothers-in-law, J.W. Free and Jimmy Marshburn; sister-in-law, Martha Hooper and the father of her children, Buddy Broadway.
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