Mae Katherine Whities, age 69, passed away December 17, 2020. She was born July 27, 1951 in Axtell, Texas to Atrel and Sallie Richmond. On June 24, 1970, she married J. Walker Whities and their union of marriage lasted 50 years.
Mae Katherine, as she was called, enjoyed dancing and making people laugh. Her laughter was contagious. She would find humor in every situation. When she would hear music, she would automatically run to the dance floor. Everyone knew that it would be a longminute before she would work her way back to her chair to rest. Mae Katherine also enjoyed being outdoors. She enjoyed walking around TSTC’s track and on some days, you would find her up and about―bright and early― walking around her favorite pond enjoying and appreciating what nature had to offer.
What she valued the most was having a personal relationship with the Creator of all things, Jehovah. When she heard of the hope of everlasting life without wars & crime, and the earth full of meek and lovable people, she wanted to be a part of it! She took time to sit and learn accurate knowledge about Jehovah God and his Son, Jesus. After enjoying what she learned from the Bible, she dedicated and symbolized her life to Jehovah God by water baptism in the early 70s, when her daughters were very young. As a devoted mother, she wanted to introduce them to the Bible truths she had searched for and found. Mae Katherine cherished conversing about Jehovah and His Kingdom. Before she passed away, she talked about her hope of living on earth when wars, crime and death are no more.―Ps 37:9-11,29; Rev 21:3,4
Her life was a living example of 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 “Therefore, we do not give up, but even if the man we are outside is wasting away, certainly the man we are inside is being renewed from day to day...For though the tribulation is momentary and light….we keep our eyes, not on the things seen, but on the things unseen. For the things seen are temporary, but the things unseen are everlasting.” She endured until the end!
Mae is preceded by her father Atrel Richmond, mother Sallie Richmond; brothers Grover Richmond (Yekun), John Paul Richmond and sister Beverly Richmond. Sheis survived by her husband J Walker Whities, three daughters Sherria, Nicci (Stanford) and Raquel(Stephen); and three grandchildren Sharonise , Akasha and Drake, and sisters Martha Richmond and Evelyn Richmond. She also is survived by a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family would like to offer their most sincere thanks for all of the prayers, well wishes and support during this time of grief.
Dr. Jason Paltjon
Dr. Floyd Watson
AMG Providence Hospital
AMG Providence Urology
Baylor Scott & White Temple
McClinton Cancer Center
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