Frances Inez Deutsch, best known as Inez or “Momzie”, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 17, 2021, at the age of 101. Inez was born in Upshur County, Texas, on April 21, 1920.
Inez was the matriarch of her family. She lived a long life with both hardships and great times. Inez could not be kept off a dance floor if she heard music, even at 101 years old. She was once quoted in the Longview News Journal as saying, “The drummer plays so hard he shakes my chair, and it makes me jump up and dance! I like to cut up and have fun… I’m going to live until I die.” Well-known as “Momzie”, she celebrated each birthday with family and many friends, and planned her birthday parties all year long.
Inez was preceded in death by her husband, William Conrad “Buster” Deutsch; her daughter Betty Gail; son-in-law Dewayne Bruce; grandchildren Steven, Roy, and Kevin Bruce; her parents and two brothers.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Glenda Bruce; grandson Kirk Bruce and wife Hollie; great-grandchildren Brandy Bruce, Colin Bruce and wife Lyric, and Cade Bruce; and great great-granddaughter Layla Bruce. While Inez has now reunited with many loved ones in Heaven, she will be sorely missed by those left to cherish her memory and spirit.
A visitation will be held on Monday, December 20, at 1:00pm at Welch’s Funeral Home, to be followed by funeral services at 2:00pm.
Inez’s advice on life: “Don’t just sit back and grow old. Kick your feet, get up, and have some fun!”.