Mamie Marie Cranfield Pappas Wiley was born on August 13, 1916, in Quentin, Mississippi, to Chester Arthur Cranfield and Nora Storey Cranfield. She was affectionately known to many as “Yia Yia”. In 1937, Mamie and her husband, Nick A. Pappas, started The Liberty Café in Natchez, Mississippi. Mamie has been a Katy, Texas area resident since 1992, where she was a member of the Katy Church of Christ.
Mamie passed away at her home in Weston Lakes on Monday, July 16, 2012, at the age of 95 years.
She is survived by her daughter, Elaine Brown and her husband John; granddaughter, Tula Clark and her husband Kelly; great grandchildren, Cole and Katie; step grandson, James Rick Brown and his wife Lisa, and their children Justin and Kaylee; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Nick A. Pappas and Olen Lloyd Wiley.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel, in Katy, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2012, at The Williams House at Second Baptist Church West Campus with Rev. Roger Parker officiating. A graveside service will also be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Katy Magnolia Cemetery, with Rev. Herb Reeves officiating.
Those wishing to make memorial gifts may do so to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2242 W. Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas 77030-2008.
The family would like to give an appreciation to the caregivers who gave her their love and affection: Mariana Olvera, Viridiana Toledo, Tina Lucas, Quein Uyatede, Stephanie Cordova, and Debbie Netherland.