Elsie Joyce Rocco Surface

Posted: Mon 6:23 AM, Apr 01, 2013
Funeral Home: Madisonville Funeral Home
March 6, 1936 - March 21, 2013

Elsie Joyce Roco Surface, 77, of Bedias, went to be with her Lord on the first day of spring, March 21, 2013.

Elsie was born on March 6, 1936, to Morris J. and Juliet M. Roco in Houston, Texas, where she lived and attended school. She married William R. (Bill) Surface, Sr. on June 4, 1954. They moved to Bedias, Texas in 1967 where they raised five children.

Elsie was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-great-grandmother, a devoted Christian and a dedicated church worker. She loved to read and was an author having written several books. She enjoyed making cakes for her family and for showers and weddings and also collected butterflies.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Morris, Calvin, Albert and Richard Rocco.

Elsie is survived by her husband of 59 years; sisters, Susie Parker of Houston, Marion Binner of Missouri; sons, Billy and wife, Danis Surface of Singleton; Morris Surface of Bedias, Daniel and wife, Lynn Surface of Nacogdoches; daughters, Bonnie Waldrep and husband, Raymond of Comanche and Nancy Reeves of Crabbs Prairie; nineteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 23, at First Assembly of God Church in Huntsville, Texas. Burial followed in the Bedias Methodist Cemetery. Madisonville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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