Lula Belle Tweedle

Lula Belle Tweedle

July 7, 1936 - January 19, 2019

            Lula Belle Tweedle, 82, of Bay City, Texas passed away January 19, 2019. She was born July 7, 1936 in Madisonville, Texas to the late Allen James Sellers and Essie Mae James Sellers.

            She devoted her early years to raising her five children.  She and her husband were foster parents to numerous other children through the years. She had a kind and caring heart as noted through her desire for helping others and many times, putting their needs above her own.

            She was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Jo Beth Tweedle; and a grandson, William Paul Tweedle III.

            Survivors include her husband of 67 years, William Paul Tweedle of Bay City; daughters, Mary Stell and husband John of Goliad, Jo Ann Zbranek and husband Anton of Pierce, Texas, Shirley Frick and husband Jacob of Goliad, and Doris Whirley and husband Philip of Montgomery; son, Tuffy Tweedle of Bay City; grandchildren, Troy Stell, Kimberly Keil, Kristi McDaniel, Elizabeth Taylor, Jason Zbranek, Rebecca Hawes, Jake Frick, Jeremy Frick, Clay Kofron, Travis Kofron, Josh Tweedle, Wendy Tweedle, Jared Tweedle and Marissa Tweedle; 30 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

            Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Matagorda Cemetery.

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            Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral , Bay City, Texas; 979-245-4613.