Willie Lee (Bagwell) Lever

December 31, 1923 ~ March 20, 2022 (age 98)


Willie Lee Bagwell Lever, age 98, of Crockett, Texas, passed away peacefully on Sunday, the 20th day of March 2022 at Enchanted Pines.  She was born on the 31st day of December 1923, in Friday, Texas, to parents Levi Wilburn Bagwell and Evaline Virgina “Big Mama” Fussell.

Mrs. Lever was born one of eleven children and raised into a family of farmers. She had an eccentric humor about her and found pleasure in telling stories.  She enjoyed gardening and was a nature lover. Mrs. Lever loved being outside with all her plants and sharing life with her loved ones.  She truly loved life and having fun.

Mrs. Lever enjoyed traveling around Western Europe and lived in Sidney, Australia for a time.  She absolutely loved to dance and enjoyed good music, especially George Jones and Willie Nelson.  Her way of gracefully moving through life and speaking her mind created much laughter and light heartedness.  Her family and friends are forever touched by her vibrant spirit.   

Left to cherish the fond memories of Mrs. Lever are her sons, Homer Davis, Willie Josey, Gary Josey; daughter, Scharlotte Long; grandchildren, Holly and Jesse Davis, Willie Josey, Jr., Lindsey and Michelle Josey, and Cricket Long.  She also leaves behind many great-grandchildren and friends.

The family will honor Mrs. Lever’s life with a private memorial service at a later date.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Katherine McCall and the team of caregivers, staff, and nurses at Enchanted Pines Assisted Living Facility.

Cremation services for Willie Lee Bagwell Lever are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas.  

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3900 S. State Highway 19
Palestine, TX 75801

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