Frances Wood

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Funeral services for Frances Maxine Wood, 93, of Silsbee were at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation was from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Mrs. Wood passed away on August 5, 2017 at Silsbee Oaks Heath Care. Maxine was born on June 14, 1924 in Hemphill, Texas to Albert and Mamie Lightfoot Sparks. She graduated from Silsbee High School. Maxine was a member of First Baptist Church of Silsbee since 1943 where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school for many years. She married A.J. “Johnnie” Wood on September 11, 1948. She had many great achievements in her life but viewed her greatest as being a Christian, a good wife, and above all a good mother to her three children. Mrs. Wood was a talented seamstress at City Cleaners, which she and her husband owned for 22 years. Maxine is preceded in death by her parents; husband A. J “Johnnie” Wood; sister, Etoyle Isaac; and brothers, Albert and Gene Sparks. Left behind to cherish her memories are her sons, Gary Wood and wife Kaye of Weatherford, Texas and Ricky Wood Sr. and wife Janice of Lumberton; daughter, Nancy Rieson of Orange; grandchildren, Randy Wood and wife Jayme of Weatherford, Jared Wood of Carrolton, Texas, Ricky Wood Jr and wife Danita of Lumberton, Tiffany Thompson of Silsbee, and Jay Brown of Silsbee; nine great grandchildren and many other family members and friends. Maxine will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

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