Services for Mary Machree Gurganus Worsham, 89, of Belton, will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home of Belton, 503 N. Main Street. There will be a time of visitation on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.
Mary passed from this life peacefully on Friday, September 21, 2018. She was born October 1, 1928 in Williamston, NC to the late Cecil Garland G. and Eva Ayers Gurganus. She married Leroy Charles Worsham, August 11, 1946 in Dillon, SC.
Mary attended schools in Hassell, NC; Roper, NC, Furth-Nuremburg, Germany; California State University of Sacramento; University of California Davis of Sacramento; and Central Texas College of Killeen. She obtained her Doctorate of Divinity during her time that she served on the board of Bethesda Ministries International, Inc.
Mary was a retired Real Estate Agent and an Ordained Pentecostal Minister. Mrs. Worsham has served as a Benefit Director and as a Director on the Board of Bethesda Ministries International. For many years and at the time of her passing she retained the office of Vice President of Bethesda Ministries International, which she became in June of 1997.
Mrs. Worsham was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Charles Worsham; a brother, Alton Gurganus, and a sister, Syble Blount.
Survivors include one son, Larry Monroe Worsham of Belton, TX; daughters Hazel G. Baum of Roper, NC, Roye Ann Snow of Taylorville, UT, Frances Knight of Belton, TX; sisters, Barbara G. Biggs and husband, Thomas H. Biggs of Edenton, NC, Lucy G. Spruill of Roper, NC; seven grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to any disabled American veterans association.
MISTY MANTZEYPHOENIX, AZ
What a very dear holy Woman Mrs. Mary Worsham was to our Clinic and to me personally.
I treasure the time that I was able to share life’s path with her. Even in times of her own personal pain and sorrow Mrs. Worsham encouraged me to seek God and accept his grace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of sorrow. Teresa Moose
Teresa MooseBelton, TX
Lorraine Blount PeckhamNewton, NC
A lovely lady, I will always remember to be so special. Who brought happiness in this life to others
Alexis MitsouCantonment, FL
My beautiful mama is resting now.her wonderful spirit will always remain with us.Love you always Mama.
Frances KnightBelton, TX
George ArmstrongBelton, TX
Mary was my dearest friend and a mother to me for 38 years. I loved her but most of all I know she loved me. She filled many of my days with sunshine. She knew Jesus and she always pointed everyone to Him. May Jesus comfort you all, as only He can do . I love Larry and All his sisters and their families. God bless you all.
Sharon GrayTemple, TX
Larry and Francis, keeping you and all the family in my thoughts and prayers, during this difficult time . Mary was such a sweet heart and will be dearly missed by everyone !!
Loralee WhiteHolland, TX