Mary Lou Broome Powledge

Mary Lou Broome Powledge, 78, passed from this life into eternity with Jesus Christ on April 24, 2022, in Houston, Texas.  Mary Lou was born on January 24, 1944, in Houston, Texas and grew up in Galena Park, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elza Ray Broome and Vernita Poindexter Broome Rice; sister Joyce Melder; eldest son, Adam Wayne Powledge; grandchildren Jacob Ryan, Christian Blake, Rachel Elizabeth and Isaac Austin Powledge.

Surviving Mary Lou are her sister Mae Deane Ferguson of Buna, TX; daughter Laura Williams and husband Michael  of League City, TX; sons Steven Earl Ray Powledge and wife Carrie and Ronald Jason Powledge of League City, TX; and daughter-in-law Doris Phillips and husband Toby of Dickinson, TX; grandchildren Patricia Jean Holliday and husband Zack of Houston, TX, Samantha Nehls and husband Brian of League City, TX, Amber Colvin and husband Dustin of Calhoun, LA, Austin Powledge and wife Ellie of Livingston, TX, Peyton Powledge of Santa Fe, TX, Ashlyn Powledge of Santa Fe, TX, Dalton Powledge of League City, TX, Colton Williams and wife Lindsey of League City, TX, Christian Williams of League City, TX, Zachary Williams and wife Katie of Hillsboro, OH, Hannah Williams of Fort Mitchell, KY and Trevor Williams of Webster, TX; great-grandchildren Kalia, Ryder and Rhea Powledge, Blakely Brock, Ezekiel and Ezra Holliday, Molly and Jack Nehls, Hudson Colvin, A.J., Grayson, Aurora and Griffin Williams and Kylin and Lelan Williams.

Mary Lou graduated from Galena Park High School in 1962 where she formed life-long friendships lasting more than 60 years.  After earning a bachelor degree in Journalism from the University of Houston, she worked as a writer/editor in the health care and oil/gas industries for more than 30 years earning numerous awards for her writing.  Her greatest joys in life come from her faith in Jesus Christ, her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters, extended family and church family.  She attended First Baptist Church Friendswood, where she helped lead a nursing home ministry for several years.

Visitation will be held Monday, May 2nd, at 10:30am at Crowder Funeral Home at 1645 East Main St., League City, TX 77573.  Funeral services will be immediately following at 12:00pm with Pastor Moe Mays officiating. Following Mary Lou’s service, graveside burial will be held at Grand View-Memorial Park/Bethany Cemetery at 8501 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77505.


  1. My sincerely heartfelt condolences to the family, may God grant them peace and comfort.

    Delores Bryan
  2. I was blessed to have met her through the marriage of my daughter Ellie to Austin. She had a sweet, sweet spirit that I was drawn to. I loved her soft voice. Her love for her family was immence, but her Love for Christ was immeasureable. I will miss this preacious lady.

    Karen Knight
  3. My memories of Mary Lou, include her sweet gentle loving soul. I met her through my mother Hazel, who was her Sunday School classmate. I joined their Life Group, many of which Mary Lou hosted. She loved Jesus and she loved her family dearly. I will miss her, till we meet again one day.

    Connie Taube
  4. I can never say enough about one of my closest friends. We shared so much over the last 60 years. We grew up together in Galena Park, Tx where we could walk to each other’s homes before we learned to drive. We both joined the Jacketeers Drill Team and then met some more lifetime friends. Pat Brewer who was Colonel of the Drill Team, Carolyn Bundick the Lieutenant, Mary Lou was major of the Rope Corps, I was Major of the Whip Corps, and Shirley Maxey Eagleson was with our group too. After we graduated we kept in touch and would go out to eat and visit for hours. Pat passed away in her 40’s and now we have lost Mary. However We know that Mary is no longer in pain and is laughing down on us. She is in so much of a better place and left us with Faith, good memories, and a Beautiful Family. Rest In Peace Mary Lou and May God Bless your family forever!

    Paulette Laniet
  5. I have known Marylou since we were sophomores in high school. We grew closer and closer as the years have gone by. We have stayed in touch by phone mostly as the years have pasted and her health needs increased. She adored her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. I love and miss her as much one of my own sisters.

    Shirley Eagleson
  6. So sorry, our prayers are with family.
    Lots of good childhood memories.

    Cliff and Sandy Jones

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