Mary Elizabeth Hoyle
Mary Elizabeth Hoyle of Dale. Texas died peacefully of home on Saturday, June 4, 2005. She was 93. She was a loving and caring grandmother, mother and wife. She will leave a hole in every heart that knew her.
She was born to Romalus and Emma Jimmerson on April 22, 1912 in the boomtown of Ore City, Texas. She was born in an age where you went to town in a horse and bugg
Her paternal grandfather, “Doc” Jimmerson was a circuit-riding Baptist preacher from Good Hope, outside Henderson in East Texas. He walked beside the wagon at 8 years old “through the swamps” from Georgia immediately after the Civil War because his family wanted a better life. Elizabeth loved the Old Home Place in Good Hope with its farm and “good spring where you hauled water with a bucket.” She would tell how she walked barefoot to church on Sunday from town to Good Hope through the deep, hot sand that burned the feet.
Her maternal grandmother, Betty Yandle, was the matriarch of the family and provided for all by sewing suits at Beall”s, her sister”s department store in Henderson.
Elizabeth grew up in Henderson, Houston”s Heights and Dallas. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas in 1929. She worked in Dallas as a hat maker for several years.
She married Raymond A. Hoyle, a driller from the East Texas oil boom, and moved to northwest Houston where she lived and raised a family for 35 years.
Elizabeth loved God. Anyone who heard her pray could feel from the tone of her voice the religious fervor that she felt. She believed in the power of prayer and miracles, a powerful combination. Her worn Bible testifies to her love of the Scriptures but she always said it had to be revealed to you through the power of the Holy Spirit. She turned to her faith in Jesus Christ to sustain her through the trials and challenges of her life.
Elizabeth loved the artistic crafts. She painted and made pottery, dolls, necklaces and painted T-shirts. She loved sharing her crafts with her grandkids and family.
Elizabeth saw much sickness around her and she always said it was the lack of nutrition in the food. Therefore she would share her herb teas, vitamins, and supplements. She would say that each child was like a year in medical school. She had four sons so she was a doctor.
She worked at department stores in Houston such as Battlestein”s, Joskey”s and finally for many years at Palais Royal where she won many awards in sales of women”s clothes. She retired from Palais Royal when she was 76 years old.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Hoyle, and by her two invalid sons, Lynn, who had polio twice and Jan, who was mentally retarded. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Evelyn Jimmerson and her brother and his wife, Ed and Jessie Jimmerson.
Elizabeth”s paternal Grandparents and Aunts and Uncles were Doc and Mary Jimmerson, Emma Jimmerson Gibson, Alvin Jimmerson, Jim Jimmerson, Egbert Jim Jimmerson; Angus Jimmerson. Minnie Jimmerson, and Non Jimmerson and her cousins were Miriam Bredthauer and Ruben Gibson
Elizabeth”s maternal grandparents and aunts and uncles were Betty and Jim Yandle, Alfus and Mary Yandle, and Bob and Fannie Yandle and her cousin was Ethel Yandle Wade.
She is survived by her two loving sons, Steven Hoyle and wife Vickie of Katy and Bob Hoyle and his wife, Carline, of Dale. Her loving grandchildren are Rachael Davis and husband, Mike, Jessica Hoyle-King and husband Alex King, Jeremy Hoyle, Christine Hoyle, Catherine Hoyle and Will Hoyle. She is also survived by her cousins Sue Yandle Rogers of Henderson, Blanche Lalane of Marfa, Lucille Morgan of Conroe and Alvin Jimmerson, Jr. of Houston.
A special thank you goes to Mary Ann Grohman and Kay Barker for their care and devotion of “Granny” for the last six-and-a-half years so she could enjoy her home and family.
Services were held on Tuesday, June 7 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of the First Baptist Church of Henderson. Serving as pallbearers were Steven Hoyle, Bob Hoyle, Jeremy Hoyle, Will Hoyle, Mike Davis and Eric Wilson.
For those wishing to make a donation, a memorial fund is set up at Ashford United Methodist Church. Please designate Choir Fund, 2201 South Dairy Ashford Road, Houston, Texas, 77077.