A graveside service for Jeanette Felton Fletcher, 90, of Eagle Pass, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 27, at Emory City Cemetery.
Mrs. Fletcher died on February 16, 2021. She was born on June 30, 1930, in Emory, to Annie B. Dockery and James Merida Felton. She was the youngest of 10 children. She grew up in Emory, graduating as valedictorian of her senior class. Soon afterward, she met and married Douglas Jennings Fletcher Jr. She was a dedicated and loving wife for 63 years. She was so proud of her family, and happy with the life they built on the Texas-México border. Affectionately known as “Nette,” she was the kindest and most gracious southern lady, always beautiful inside and out. She lived by the Golden Rule.
As her children became more independent, she began a career with Eagle Pass ISD, retiring after 26 years. Retirement allowed her to become a member of the Golden Girls Dance Troupe.
She loved cooking and baking for her family and friends. Until COVID-19, she enjoyed frequent shopping trips to Piedras Negras.
Mrs. Fletcher is survived by son, Douglas J. Fletcher III and wife Mary Jane; daughter, Phyllis F. Hellums; grandchildren, Rebecca Fletcher and partner John Pointer Jr., and Elizabeth F. Llarena and husband Oscar; great-grandchildren, Wyatt Llarena and Jonah Llarena; and very special friends, Nena Mascorro, María Mascorro, Alvaro Rodríguez and Silvino Solarzano.
She was preceded in death by her husband; nine siblings, Byrnece McCollum, Jack Felton, Ethelyne Felton, Willie Bob “Rastus” Felton, Imogene Felton, Charles Rex Felton, Annie Laurie Bates, Jim Felton and Buddy Kent Felton; and son-in-law, Carl Lee Hellums.
Memorials can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children at 6977 Main St., Houston, TX 77330 (www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/texas).
Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneral home.com.