Mauvoylynne Marie Criss Blaylock, 1941-2019


Mauvoylynne Marie Criss Blaylock, 78, of Mineola, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 in Dallas.

She was born on July 5, 1941 in Tyler to the late Leroy Green and Vinnie Marie Head Green. Mauvoylynne grew up in Tyler where she attended public schools and graduated from Emmett Scott High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in education from Texas College and her master’s degree in education from North Texas State University and did further studies at Texas Woman’s University in Denton. She retired from Mineola ISD in 1995 after teaching first grade and kindergarten for 33 years. She was a longtime member of Eagle Mount Sanctuary of Love Church in Mineola. She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Criss; her parents; brothers, Robert Lee Green and Donald Ray Green; and sisters, Lainie Green, Hattie Mae Daniels and Bettie Louise Washington.

She is survived by her only daughter, Stephanie L. Criss of Duncanville, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation was held on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 from 11 a.m. to noon at Beaty Funeral Home in Mineola. Funeral services followed at noon at the funeral home. Internment was at Roselawn Memorial Garden in Mineola.