Our beloved mother, Maggie Hollingsworth Downs, was reunited today in Heaven with all her family and friends who went home before her. She was born on December 22, 1921, in Frankston, Texas, to James and Annie Hollingsworth. She passed from this life July 6, 2020, at 98 years of age.
After graduating from high school, she attended business school in Beaumont and worked for Southern Pacific Railroad in that city. In 1944, she joined the Army WAC's, proudly serving as a medical technician for two years attaining the rank of Specialist Fifth Class. Shortly after her discharge from the Army, she moved to Longview and began a forty year career as secretary to Robert Cargill, Sr. and Robert Cargill, Jr. She attended Mobberly Baptist Church and enjoyed traveling.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her sister, Camilla Posey, (Charlie), Myrtis Hartzog, (Jim), Cassie Kiker, (RC), Patsy Howell, (Jack), her brothers, Roy Hollingsworth, (Louise), and Arlis Hollingsworth, (Ruth).
Survivors include her sons, Lee Downs (Martha), Bradley Downs (Donna); grandchildren, Shannon Lucas (Troy), Melissa Sparks (Chris), Shonda Foster (Mike), Jason Downs (Kelly), Beth Fugler (Darrell); eight great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and many more nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Christus Good Shepherd Hospital and the wonderful caregivers of Heart'sWay Hospice for their professional work and their respectful loving attention shown to our mother and the family.
Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2020, and service at 2: p.m. at The Cammack Family Welch Funeral Home.
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