Sudie Mary Winkler, of Pt. Enterprise, passed away November 2, 2020, in Mexia at the age of 88. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Mexia. Interment will follow in the Pt. Enterprise Cemetery. Josh Winkler, Chris Winkler, Stephen King, Haskell Farris, Clayton Carlton and Johnny Ingram will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Burt Richards, U.S. Army PVT Nathan Winkler, James Dawley, Bob Crider, John Fryer and Sid Fryer.
Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Sudie was born November 25, 1931 in Point Enterprise, Texas to Erie and Mary Ellen (Speights) Lightsey. After graduating from Mexia High School, she continued her education at Sam Houston University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Language Arts and Social Science. Sudie was a dedicated teacher for 39 years. She taught for 18 years for Fairfield ISD and retired from Mexia ISD after 21 years.
Sudie was a hard worker, in addition to teaching, she and her family owned and operated Winkler’s Peach Farm for many years. She was also busy being a wife and mother to her four children during this time. After retiring, she worked with her brother, Ellice, on the Lightsey Farm.
Sudie was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. There was nothing more important to her than her family. She not only loved her children, and grandchildren, but all children held a special place in her heart.
She was preceded in death by her parents Erie and Mary Lightsey; daughter, Marilyn Ione Winkler; brother, Erie Ellice Lightsey; and nephew, Erie Eugene Lightsey.
Sudie is survived by her four children and families, Erie Winkler and wife, Wanda, granddaughter, Marilyn Carlton and husband, Clayton – their children, Haley, Amber, and Lacy Carlton; grandsons, Chris Winkler and wife, Caitlin Winkler – their child, Trace; Davy Winkler and wife, Candace, granddaughter, Madison and husband, Alexander Shcheglova, grandson, Logan; Daniel Winkler and wife, Amanda, granddaughter, Casey Willis and husband, Laramie – their children, Weston and Colt Willis; grandson, U.S. Army PVT Nathan Winkler; and Susan Winkler and grandson, Josh Winkler; nieces, Mary Lightsey and husband, Stephen King – their child, Austin, and Lisa Hadden and husband, Arthur – their children, Blake and Alyssa Hadden.