December 3, 2022 my mom, Peaches passed away on December 3, 2022 in Sugar Land, Texas at the age of 96 where she had resided in Missouri City and Sugar Land since 2015.
Visitation will begin on Friday December 9 at 2 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A chapel service will be held Saturday, December 10 at the Rushing Estes Knowles Mortuary in Uvalde, Texas at 2 p.m. Following will be the graveside service at the Rio Frio Cemetery in Rio Frio, Texas.
She was born to Ethel Scott Whitaker on May 16, 1926 in Searcy, Arkansas. She and James Ira Pike Jr. were married after 6 dates at the Uvalde County Courthouse on April 1, 1950. When they told the families everyone thought it was an April Fool’s Joke. Anytime daddy found out someone was getting married he would tell them “Get married on April Fool’s Day – it will last!”
She lived a full life. She grew up in Cline, Texas and attended the one room school house for her lower grades and graduated from West Main High School in Uvalde. She loved her roses and other flowers, always had multiple humming bird feeders out and would feed the cotton tails on the front porch in Uvalde. One of her favorite pastimes was hunting season. When she left us the first thing that hit me was “it’s hunting season and she is sitting in a blind at the ranch waiting for the next big buck to come by”.
She is survived by her daughter Bonnie Jeanne Mello and husband David Matthew of Fresno, Texas and numerous nieces, great nieces, nephews and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband James, her mother Ethel, one son James Samuel Pike, two brothers, Ray Whitaker and S.E. Whitaker and two sisters, Estalee Smith and Rosaline Carter.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Pike, Doug Whitaker, Steve Pike, Gene Whitaker, Randy Pike and Issac Perez with alternate Jim Sciba.
In lieu of flowers contributions to one of the following would be greatly appreciated. Leakey Volunteer Fire Dept. PO Box 250, Leakey, Texas 78873, Frio Canyon EMS, Inc. PO Box 803, Leakey, Texas 78873, or The Rio Frio Cemetery Association PO Box 247, Rio Frio, Texas 78879