In Memory

Otha Gardley (McAfee)

Otha Gardley (McAfee)

Otha C. Gardley-McAfee

Otha Carol Gardley-McAfee passed away July 23, 2013. A visitation will be held at 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks in Pflugerville. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment will follow at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville.

Otha Carol Gardley-McAfee was born to the late John and Lucille Gardley on November 1, 1950, in El Campo, Texas. She attended grade school in El Campo and graduated from El Campo High School. Otha later married Walter M. McAfee Sr. and to this Union they were blessed with two sons and a daughter.

Born with the natural ability to love, encourage, and humor others, Otha confessed her faith in Christ, and joined Progressive Missionary Baptist Church in El Campo, Texas, where she actively served in the Choir and diligently worked with the youth. She later became a member of Marlin Missionary Baptist Church where she continued to serve until God called her home on July 23, 2013.

She was preceded in death by numerous siblings; and her second son, Garrieth J. McAfee.

She is survived by her former husband, Walter M. McAfee Sr., of Pflugerville, Texas; an aunt, Rose Mary Tillman, of Victoria, Texas; several siblings, Daz Patterson and Norman, of Rialto, California, Lois Ellis of Houston, Texas, Hazel Blackmon of Round Rock, Texas, Jessie North and wife, Dorothy, of Missouri City, Texas, John Gardley Sr. and wife, Rose, of El Campo, Texas, Manuel Gordley of San Angelo, Texas, Bill Gardley of Tacoma, Washington, and Cedell Gardley of Kansas, Missouri.

Her memory will forever be cherished by her children, Walter M. McAfee Jr. and wife, Angel, of Cross Roads, Texas, Natasha Rockmore and husband, Antoine, of Midland, Georgia, and Regina McAfee, the wife of the late Garrieth J. McAfee, of Pflugerville, Texas; nine grandchildren, Tatjana, Walter II, Benjamin, Michael, Shawna, Isabella, Garren, Antoine Jr., and Adrian; two great-grandchildren, Jazmyn and Michael III; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her church family and friends.

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