Mary West 1943-2022


Mary West, 79, of Mineola passed away on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022 in Tyler. She was born March 28, 1943 to Robert Bonsil Dykes and Mary Lorraine Padgett Sullivan in Mineola. 

Mary was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mineola and was an active member of her Sunday School class, she once owned the Diet Center in Mineola and was also in the local bowling league. She enjoyed reading, dancing, playing card games, along with playing 42 dominoes. Her joy was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, “I love you a bushel and a peck! A bushel and a peck, and a hug around the neck” is what she would always sing to everyone. 

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, James Donald West; daughter, Kimberly Lynn West; both of her parents; and her brother, Butch Dykes.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, son, Damon West and his wife Teresa; and daughter, Kristal Farmer; grandchildren, Zachary West and Jazzmyn Mahan, Jeremy Dee Farmer, Lauren Brooke Young and Casey Martin, Megan Brooke Young and Kent Burt, and Dalton Keith Young and wife Jordyn; great-grandchildren, Rylee Rae West, Zayden Lee West, Jameson Dee Farmer and Shyanne Jean Young; sisters, Brenda Tucker and Cathy Snelling; numerous nieces and nephews; and friends who were more like family.

Graveside service was held Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery in Mineola with Bro. Terry Davis officiating. Pallbearers were Damon West, Regan Brandon, Zachary West, Jeremy Farmer, Dalton Young, Casey Martin and Kent Burt.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown MD 21741.