Doxie Lou Marks of Winters passed away on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 in Brownwood. She was born on June 19, 1929 on the family farm in Norton to William H. and Effie Martin Kornegay.
Doxie Lou graduated from Norton High School where she was a cheerleader for the Norton Eagles and was on the basketball team. She married R.Q. Marks on June 22, 1951. They celebrated 54 years of marriage before R. Q.’s passing. For many years, Doxie Lou worked in retail and as the owner of several businesses in Winters. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Winters. For the last several years, Doxie Lou made her home in Brownwood and attended Coggin Avenue Baptist Church in Brownwood.
Doxie Lou was not a stranger to hard work, she never met a stranger and was loved by many. She was truly a Proverbs 31 Woman.
Doxie Lou is survived by her sons and their wives, Ricky Marks and Lisa of Brownwood, and Rex Marks and wife, Jackie of Melvin. She is also survived by five grandchildren and their spouses and seven great-grandchildren. She is survived by brother- and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Marylea Marks of Midland; sister-in-law, Jo Kornegay of Phoenix, Arizona; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Winters Funeral Home in Winters. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 at First Baptist Church of Winters with interment following at Lakeview Cemetery.
Pallbearers are grandsons Eric Marks, Jared Marks, Brandon Marks, Jason Marks and Micheal Purcell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, R. Q. Marks; her parents, William H. and Effie Martin Kornegay; her brothers, Adrian Kornegay and Harold Kornegay; and sister-in-law, Lema Rae Dorst.
The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Amy Tindol, Oak Ridge Manor Nursing Home and their wonderful staff and to Solaris Hospice for their loving care to our mother.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in Doxie Lou’s memory to the First Baptist Church of Winters, Texas, the West Texas Rehabilitation Center, Coggin Avenue Church in Brownwood Building Fund or charity of donor’s choice.