Mary Louise Surfus


Mary Louise Surfus, 73, lovingly known as “Mary Lou”, of Chalk Bluff, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.

Visitation: Mary’s family will gather for visitation and a time of sharing on Monday, November 23, 2015 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend, Waco.

Service: A service celebrating Mary’s life and her faith will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 10:00AM at Lake Shore Funeral Home with Rev. Kip Osborne officiating.

Interment: Interment will follow at Chalk Bluff Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Billy Joe Donald, Carl Surfus II, Jeremy Pendergraft, Jamie Zoch, D.J. Huddleston, and Robert Howell.

Mary a native of Waco, was born August 24, 1942 to the late Luther Gibbs and Lois Elaine Smart Frazier. Mary married to the love of her life, Carl Dean Surfus, on June 1, 1958. They met at the Hobb Knob Drive Inn, she rolled into his life on roller skates to take his order and he knew she was the one for him. Her family was her passion, her giving spirit and loving ways brought them up in a faith filled Christian home. Mary was stated to have driven “Mom’s Taxi” for all the activities and travels of her children and grandchildren. In her later years, she enjoyed playing golf, being a part of the Garden Club and the Red Hat Ladies. Mary worked at The Texas Farm Bureau for over ten years after her kids were grown, she also worked for many years in the daycare at Western Heights Baptist Church and volunteered at Providence Hospital. Along with her love of family, Mary loved her pups that blessed her life over the years, Rusty, Fred, and Ralph. Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Luke and Lois Frazier; brothers, Jack Frazier, James Frazier, and Marvin Frazier; granddaughter, Crystal Zoch; grandson, Jeremy Surfus and son-in-law, Dannie Howell.

Mary is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Carl Surfus; her brother, Thomas “Hut” Frazier and his wife Liz; sister, Pam Saulters and her husband Danny; children, Dean Surfus and his wife Connie, Edythe Cozort and her husband Michael, Karen Rinewalt and her husband Larry Owens; seven grandchildren, Billy Joe Donald and his wife Jessica, Robert Howell and his wife Jacyln, Dannie Howell, Kim Howell, Carl Dean Surfus II and his wife Heidi, Nan Pendergraft and her husband Jeremy and David K. Huddleston, Jr.; great grandchildren, Madyson Howell, Allyson Zoch, Emma Huddleston, Braydon Stewart, Ellie Beasley, Brady Zoch and Justin Zoch; along with numerous other loving family members and friends.

The Surfus family wishes to express their appreciation to her caregivers from Visiting Angels and the staff at Lake Shore Village Heathcare Center.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Mary was one of the most wonderful women I’ve ever known and was someone I completely admired. My heart hurts for my wonderful family. Sending all my love to you all.

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your mother always kept an eye on us as kids, let us have fun and kept is out of trouble. She will be lovingly remembered.

  3. Margaret Engelke Taylor

    In our heats. & prayers, Connie, Heidi & family. Y’all are loved by many.

  4. Michael and Jane Holt

    Dear Mr. Surfus,
    Michael and I are sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and your family at this difficult time. May God’s perfect peace wrap its arms around you and comfort you. God Bless.
    Michael and Jane Holt

  5. Robert Wayne Busby

    My parents knew Mary Lou and I heard stories about Mary Lou for many years. Sorry to hear she has left family and friends for a better place .

  6. Jon and Denise Bankston

    Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.

  7. Bill and Mary Glenn

    Prayers to your family! Your neighbor down the road.

  8. Dean i am so sorry to hear about your loss,i did not know until Sat.morn while i was reading the paper.Your momma was an incredible lady,used to run into her in the store and would talk,you and family are in my prayers ,She will be greatly missed here but just remember she is in HEAVEN right now with THE LORD..You will see her again my friend and when that day comes nothing can separate you.Get ahold of me if there is anything i can do…

  9. Mitch, Natalie, Camryn & Kyla

    Carl, Dean, Connie, Billy, Carl Jr. and the rest of the family,

    We are so sadden to hear about your loss. You wife, mom, grandma, etc. was a beautiful and wonderful woman, whom we will greatly miss as well. All our thoughts, prayers and love go out to you all. We are here if you need anything.

    Much love to you all!
    Mitch, Natalie, Camryn & Kyla

  10. Carl and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss of the beloved Mary. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

    Rusty Mathis

  11. Aunt Mary had a heart of gold. She always had a smile on her face and a big hug to greet her friends and family. I remember all the fun times we shared at her home as kids with all the cousins, aunts and uncles! My thoughts and prayers go out to her family during this difficult time. Uncle Carl, Dean Allen, Edye and Karen: I’m so sorry for your loss. I know you miss her terribly, but she is now looking down on and watching over her family, whole again, no longer suffering.

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