Mary Lee Sigler Posey
Born: August 13, 1927
Died: June 17, 2016
Mary Lee Sigler Posey died peacefully at her home in Natchitoches on June 17, 2016. A Celebration of her life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 20th at First United Methodist Church in Natchitoches with the Revs. Doug de Graffenried and Donald Avery officiating. Interment will follow in Springville Cemetery in
Coushatta. Visitation will held at First United Methodist Church Crossroads from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday, June 19th and from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary June 20th prior to the service.
Mary Lee was born August 13, 1927 to Abner Lee Sigler and Nyease Dowies Sigler. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Allen Murph Posey, Sr., her parents, infant sister Nyease, and infant granddaughter Jennifer.
She is survived by sons Allen M.Posey, Jr. and wife, B.J., of Prairieville; Lee Posey and wife, Evie, of Natchitoches and daughter Sheila Posey Clark and husband, Rex, of Logansport. Mary Lee was affectionately called “Mom” by eight grandchildren: Kristin Posey Alexander and husband, Dennis, of Katy, Texas; Michael Allen Posey and wife, Joanna, of San Diego, California; Whitney Posey Weiner and husband, Neil, of Baton Rouge; Robert Hayes Posey and wife, Michelle, of Bossier City; Amanda Posey Gowdy and husband, Bennett, of Prairieville; Sarah Clark Stoll and husband, Adam, of Gilbert, Arizona; Matthew Rex Clark and wife, Cherish, of Natchitoches; and Patrick Allen Clark of Logansport. “Mom Posey” was loved by 16 great-grandchildren: Keagan, Chloe, Haley and Emmy Alexander; Beck Allen and Sallie-Jewel Posey; Matthew, Abigail and Emily Claire Weiner; Lauryn, Hayes and Cole Posey, Madison Stoll; Anniston and Wyatt Clark, and Hayden Clark. Two sisters, Frances Childress of Fort Worth, Texas and Virginia Baker of Birmingham, Alabama also survive Mary Lee. “Aunt Mary” or “Aunt Lee” is also survived by a host of loving nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Posey was involved in education one way or another throughout her life. She touched the lives of countless young children, students, and adults – many of whom stayed in touch with her through the years.
Her family and friends say she continued to “teach” up until her death by the example she demonstrated in her faith, love and walk with Christ. Mrs. Posey was a member of First United Methodist Church of Natchitoches. Among her honors, she was recognized for Excellence in Teaching, named as a Distinguished Educator at Northwestern and was recognized as a Natchitoches Treasure in 2014. She was a 50-year Golden Girl in P.E.O., was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a Tri-Sigma Alumni, and other organizations.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Rob Posey, Michael Posey, Matthew Clark, Patrick Clark, Dennis Alexander, Neil Weiner, Adam Stoll and Bennett Gowdy. Honorary pallbearers will be great-grandsons and nephews.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation for the love, support and blessings shown to our mother and to us. Mary Lee was blessed with a loving family, many friends and the best of caregivers. Her prayer group friends were a treasured group of ladies. Church family or long-time friends visited weekly; cards
and calls were countless. Her caregivers, Katherine Jackson, Rose Gistarb, Sandra McClinton, and Debra Jones have become part of our family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church (411 Second Street, Natchitoches,LA 71457), the Allen and Mary Lee Posey Endowed Scholarship (NSU Foundation, c/o NSU Alumni Center, 535 University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA 71497) Springville Cemetery Association (P.O. Box 1023, Coushatta, LA
71019) or the organization of choice.
Monday, June 20, 2016
First United Methodist Church
Natchitoches, LA 71457