Lucille Cottengame

Feb. 6, 1927 –

June 12,2014

Lucille Cottongame of Ferris, Texas passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.  Born in Bardwell, Texas on Feb. 6, 1927 to George W. and Daisy Claxton Rackley, she was married to Charles Junior Cottongame on Dec. 21, 1944 in Frost, Texas. They made their home in Ferris in 1951.  She was preceded in death by her husband in 1993; and two brothers, George Albert Rackley in 1926 and Ernest Eugene Rackley in 1961.

Family visitation will happen from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, 2014 and the funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 16, 2014. Both will be at First Baptist Centerpoint Church of Ferris, where she was a member. The funeral will be officiated by Pastor Brian Smith.  Burial will follow in Ferris Memorial Park North of Ferris.  Pallbearers are her eight grandchildren, while honorary pallbearers are her thirteen great-grandchildren.

She’s survived by siblings, George W. Rackley, Jr. and wife Elsie,  Colorado; Betty Watson, Ferris; Wanda Cousins and husband Kenneth, Ferris; and Virgie Baker and husband Don, San Angelo; her children,  Hubert D. Cottongame and wife Charlotte, Ferris; C.W. Cottongame and wife Twila, Heath; Debbie Rhodes and husband Jerry, Mesquite; and Jeff Cottongame and wife Gaylynn, Ferris.

Also surviving her are grandchildren, Chris Cottongame and wife Regina, Palmer; Nancy Casillas and husband Alex, Plano; Amy Massey and husband Kevin, Caddo Mills; Cory Cottongame and wife Christina,  Forney; Jason Rhodes,  Forney; Jared Rhodes and wife Ashley, Mesquite; Brian Cottongame and wife Melanie,  Farmersville; and Kaylen Cottongame, Ferris.

Great-grandchildren who survive her are Colby Cottongame, Palmer; Heather Massey, Caddo Mills; Mary Casillas, Plano; Hannah Cottongame, Palmer; Henry Casillas, Plano; Lily Casillas , Plano; Connor Cottongame, Forney; Caley Cottongame, Forney; Rylie Cottongame, Farmersville; Mackenzie Rhodes, Mesquite; Parker Rhodes, Forney; Levi Cottongame, Farmersville; and Amelia Rhodes, Mesquite.

She is also survived by a large number of nieces and nephews and leaves many friends, who enjoyed her spirit of fun.  Lucille was a talented seamstress and life-long designer of a variety of crafts, which she loved sharing with others.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the building fund at First Baptist Centerpoint Church of Ferris, located at 304 W. 5th St., Ferris, TX 75125.