Mary C. Slyter

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Mary C. Slyter 76, passed away on 08 December 2022 in Waco, TX.

Visitation:  11:00 am to 1:30 pm Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at New Day Family Fellowship, 1861 Church Rd, McGregor, Texas 76657

Family and Friends Luncheon:  12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Tuesday at New Day Family Fellowship

Celebration of Life:  1:30 pm Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at New Day Family Fellowship with Pastor Mike Chance officiating.

Interment:  Mt. Calm Cemetery

Mary was born in Groesbeck, TX, on 26 July 1946, to Henry and Zelva “McDaniel” Kozlovsky. In her early childhood years, Mary lived in Ben Hur, TX. The family later moved to Mart, TX where she attended school and continued education.

Mary’s quick-witted humor could bring laughter to anyone. She enjoyed cooking amazing meals and serving the neighborhood children with those meals. Some of her past times included gardening fruits and vegetables, camping and fishing on her property fishing tank, and reading the Bible. She would tell heartwarming stories of each of her five children as if you were there. Mary dedicated countless hours volunteering, singing and providing Nursing Homes/ Hospitals Ministry across Waco and surrounding area. She also kept her mind sharpened with her occasional games of bingo, Yahtzee and dominoes.

Mary knew the Lord and extended that love of the Lord’s Word to her five children. She was known to hymn of heavenly chords during deep cleaning of the home. For several years; she would fellowship at the Christian Life Church under Pastor Robert and Cindy Nelson. And later, she continued loving God at New Day Family Fellowship under Pastor Mike and Mony Chance.

For more than 20 years, Mary worked as a CNA at the West Rest Haven Nursing Home, West, TX. She was given multiple accolades and awards during her tenure. Mary held positions at Mexia State School Cafeteria, Valet Cleaners and Plantation Foods.

Mary is now reunited with parents, Henry and Zelva Kozlovsky; sisters, Faye Griffin, Rose Cloer and Rita Darden; brother, Kenneth Kozlovsky; late husbands, Kenneth Tucker, USN (14 August 1976-18 November 2000) and Ronald Slyter, USAF, Retired (01 August 2008-10 April 2016).

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Isbell and husband Joel of Teague, TX; son, James Trussell of Waco,TX;  daughter, Debbie Guinn of Teague, TX; son, Mark Trussell of Hewitt, TX; daughter, Karen Lynn Tucker of Hewitt, TX; caregiver, Christopher D. Dorman (AKA) son-in-law of Killeen, TX; grandchildren, Jamie and husband Ricky Salazar, Jeremy and Valorie Isbell, Jenna Isbell and Kalen Reed, JT and Robyn Trussell, Joey and Anna Sims, Kenny Guinn, Mary Guinn and Will Taylor, Jonathan and Christan Cotton  and 11 great grandchildren.

Special thanks to Lake Shore Funeral Home & Crematory, Hillcrest and Providence Hospital, Senior Care of Hewitt, Royal Manor and Girling Healthcare.

Memorial donations in Mary’s memory can be sent to The American Heart Association or The Cancer Society of America.


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  1. John and Debbie(Isbell)Barnes

    Our prayers go out to each one of yall. Heaven received a beautiful lady. We are sorry for yall loss.

  2. Jeanie Hawthorne

    May God comfort you and you find peace in all your good memories of your mom.

  3. May the sweet memories of your mom bring you peace knowing that she is now
    with our heavenly Father. Much love to all-xoxo

  4. We are so very sorry for your loss.. Mary was a very sweet lady and will be missed ..
    Glenn and Vicki Allen

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