Mary Jane (Cook) Michael

Mary Jane (Cook) Michael

March 25, 1929 - June 5, 2019

            Mary Jane (Cook) Michael was born March 25, 1929 in Brenham, Texas to Norman Henry Cook and Emma Belle Smith Cook. She married George Wayne Michael in Bay City, Texas on November 4, 1946. He was the love of her life, until he departed to his heavenly home on March 13, 2019. Janie was reunited with him on June 5, 2019. 

            Janie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She touched so many lives during her time on this earth. 

            Janie is preceded in death by her husband, George Wayne; her only son, Mark; and daughter-in-law Donna.

            She is survived by granddaughter, Julie Pena of Austin and husband Mario; great granddaughter, Carmen Pachicano of Austin; several nieces; family friend, Tina Hernandez of Bay City; and Rachel Ashworth of Van Vleck.

            Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Saturday June 8, 2019 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel in Bay City. Services will follow visitation at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating.

            Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

            Pallbearers are G.W. Franzen, Carlos Hernandez, Paul Hanna, Pat Matthes, Mario Pena and Tony Coones

            The family would like to thank the Staff at The Legacy, Matagorda Nursing & Rehab and IPH Hospice for their compassionate care.

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