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Alice Venita Womack walked on from this life and into the presence of her Lord on Sept 2, 2022, where she is now being led by holding on to His garment. She was born, the seventh of eight children, to George G. and Lillian Stone Green in Slaton, TX on May 5, 1940. She proudly identified as a member of Citizen Band Potawatomi Tribe of Oklahoma.
She began tickling the ivory keys of the family piano at a very young age under the watchful eye of her mother, but reading music only came after she had taught herself to play almost completely by ear. This gift of hearing and playing music stayed with her to the end of her life. She shared her love with anyone who would sit down on the bench next to her, but especially loved to have her grandchildren, and later her great-grandchildren join her in a festive rendition of chopsticks or twinkle, twinkle. Venita loved a good garden whether it was her tomatoes and turnips, which she loved sharing with all of her Gruver neighbors, or Pedro's roses in Burlingame, CA. At her final home, she was still nursing flowers into bloom around her front porch.
A good game of chance and wagering money in modest amounts was inside her wheelhouse, but her favorite sports were games of skill like 42, canasta, double sol, hearts or bridge. Those who competed against her knew she planned to win and she was not afraid to talk a little trash if she thought it would help her cause. No one who sat across the game table from her would ever say she was not a fierce competitor. Gramma loved her family and could hug with an intensity that would take your breath away. She learned from her mother the art of using a slipper to redirect the naughty behavior of a child or grandchild, but she was equally patient and gentle when a hurt or concern needed soothing. From her father she learned to be "mad" at trout and she joined the family often to pursue them with gusto. A fried trout breakfast was a highlight of any vacation.
She was captivated by family history and storytelling. Gramma would relate stories and then laugh herself to tears...then tell another. She would also listen to others as they related their remembrances and correct any facts she found suspect. She loved to be right and almost always was.
Venita was always generous with her money, time and talent. She formed deep, life-long friendships and loved, and was loved, by so very many of those she crossed paths with during her 82 years in this life.
Venita was a devoted student of the Scriptures because she was a redeemed child of God and she shared her devotion without pretense or judgment. She loved Jesus and people and wanted others to know Jesus as she did. If you had met her on the day of her death, she might have shared a plate of the best fried chicken with cream gravy you ever ate and the power of Jesus to change a life. She would want you to know Jesus. Venita loved and was loved by four children, 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and by a host of friends and extended family of multiple generations who will cherish her memory.
It was mother's desire not to have a funeral but for her family to gather and celebrate her together. If your heart leads you to make a gift in memory of Venita, please know that she loved a cheerful giver and her family is grateful for your thoughtful offering to the charity of your choosing.