Elizabeth “Libby” Waldrop Sweeten

Elizabeth “Libby” Waldrop Sweeten, of Texas City, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018, at her residence. Libby was born April 24, 1945, in Winnsboro, Texas, to Zelmer and Mattie Waldrop.

She spent most of her life in Texas City. Libby majored in Accounting at College of the Mainland and worked as a bookkeeper for years.  She loved her family and friends.  In her spare time she was an avid reader.

Elizabeth is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert Wayne Sweeten Sr.; her son, Robert Wayne Sweeten Jr; a brother, Zelmer Leon Waldrop; and a grandchild BK Tedder III.  Libby is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Renee Sweeten; sister Sharon Dene Hays; brother Tommy Carol Waldrop; grandson Christopher Wayne Tedder and five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 5:00PM to 8:00PM, at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque.  A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 1:00PM at the Gum Springs Cemetery in Flynn, TX.


  1. Libby was a beautiful soul and will be sorely missed. Known Libby ever since Sweeten apt days.

    Patricia O'Meara Selman
  2. Libby was a mom to me for almost 22 years. I will remember her for all the good she did for so many. I remember her parents Zelmer and Mattie Green when they were with us and had there little house in LaMarque. Libby had a life of sorrows from the loss of Wayne Sr, Robbie Wayne Jr, and her Grandson B.K. Tedder but showed us all how to be strong in the face of loss. I was her son Robbie’s partner of 22 years. I will remember fondly all those special talks we had in the front room with Robbie playing a hymn on the piano, or just talking in the old house and the new. Libby had the best holiday Christmas gatherings where everyone was there and celebrated being together. Libby was loved by many and will be missed by her family.

    Rest In Peace Mom!

    Michael Salinas

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