Alma Christine Gamble Padgett, 90, passed away July 20, 2016 in Mexia, Texas. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Mr. Larry Dickens and Mr. Joe Lucas officiating. Interment will follow in the Seale-Round Prairie Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be her great-grandsons, Cody Cotton, Will Padgett, Jordan Padgett, Jackson Richardson, Zachery Richardson and Blake McDonald. Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Friday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. Alma was born in Limestone County, Texas on April 27, 1926 to Moses Marion and Nettie Lea Holt Gamble. With the exception of 17 years, due to her husband's employment, she lived in the Mexia area. She graduated from Mexia High School, Class of 1944. Alma married her lifelong partner, Herman O'Niel Padgett, Sr., on May 8, 1944 in Teague, Texas. After fulfilling her responsibilities of raising her children, Alma went to work at the Mexia State School, retiring after 20 years of service. Alma devoted her life to serving the Lord, taking care of her family and treating people with respect. She never met a stranger, always friendly and greeted everyone with a warm smile. Her family was the joy of her life; a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Alma was, also, a wonderful cook and a great seamstress. She was a longtime active member of the Church of Christ and of the Jonathan Hardin Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herman O'Niel Padgett, Sr.; brothers, Willie and L. B. Gamble; and sisters, Ileen Fry, Ruby DeLo and Mozelle Riley. Alma is survived by her loving children, Herman O'Niel Padgett, Jr. and wife, Shirley Diane, Carol Sue "Suzy" Richardson and husband, James and Diana Louise McDonald and husband, D. L. "Bubba"; grandchildren, James Barrett "Barry" Richardson, Karen Smith, Herman O'Niel "Trey" Padgett, III, Dana McDonald Cotton, Leslie Carroll and Davina McDonald; great-grandchildren, Cody, Will, Jordan, Jackson, Zachery, Blake, Adam, Cady, Meagan, Carson, McKenzie, Makenna, Miranda and Maci; five great-great-randchildren; sister, Florence Jones and husband, Roy "Sonny"; sisters-in-law, Gwen Padgett of Lubbock and Johnnie Bennett of Big Spring; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Friday, July 22nd, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home
Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 10:00am, Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home