Elizabeth Ann Williams Twiggs, 96, of Brenham, TX, died on January 31, 2022.
A visitation will be held from 7:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 4, 2022 at Memorial Oaks Chapel.
A private service will be held for the family on Saturday.
Elizabeth Ann, born in Oklahoma as a Williams, was destined to be a Twiggs before the age of 10. Elizabeth attended school in Seminole, OK, where she played the clarinet in the school band and perfected the piano as Keith stood by listening and falling in love. She and Keith married in 1947 and raised their family in California where she worked, and retired, at the Southern California Edison Company.
Elizabeth was a firm, but loving mother, a strong disciplinarian to Donna, Dollie and Oma, but she could also have fun with her girls doing jigsaw puzzles, playing Scrabble, singing songs while she accompanied on the piano, sledding in the winter and waterskiing in the summer, just to name a few. She and Keith joyfully welcomed three daughters, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren into their family.
Service was always an integral part of Elizabeth’s life - from home to church to the community. She lived to serve her family, hardly eating a hot meal - up and down from the table, she always made sure everyone had seconds and thirds of whatever they wanted.
In 1974, Elizabeth and Keith moved to Brenham, where she worked daily alongside Keith to ensure the success of the Sonic Drive-In on Market Street. They joined First Baptist Church and Elizabeth met weekly with the prayer ladies to lift up requests of the community to the Lord. She also joined the Eastern Star, accepting the honor of being the Worthy Matron one year. She attended the Brenham Police Academy, too.
In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoyed ceramics, crochet, embroidery, reading, playing the piano and games of all kinds - even Nintendo’s Super Mario Brothers! Cribbage was one of her favorite card games, and she even enjoyed painting with oil and completing crossword puzzles - in ink! She faithfully read her Bible, the daily newspaper, and almost every Reader’s Digest Condensed book ever made. Elizabeth rarely missed an episode of Paul Harvey and Rush Limbaugh on the radio - even to the point of recording it on cassette in case she was too distracted in the kitchen and missed “The Rest of the Story” segment.
Elizabeth was quiet, but attentive - when she did speak up, you’d best pay attention. Her love language was probably food - the freezer was always full of ice cream, the pantry full of jello, and her deviled eggs were always the crowd favorite at every event. She loved to travel and had the privilege of seeing many beautiful places around the world with her husband after retirement, mostly by motorhome, but also by plane, ship and train. Of course, she never missed a hair or nail appointment, and always had one scheduled upon return of every trip!
There are many memories we all have of Elizabeth - Mom - Grandma, but sadly her own memories started fading too soon in her mind. Even though she could no longer play physically, her fingers would still play the piano, like they were on auto-pilot. She may have lost the words in her mind, but her eyes continued to say, “I love you.” While she will be missed physically, we are all so grateful that now her spirit rests peacefully and joyfully with Jesus, where the rest of her story will continue for all eternity.
She is survived by her husband of seventy-six years, Keith Twiggs of Brenham, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Donna Mann and husband Robert “Bob” of Kingwood, TX; daughter, Oma Mills of Brenham, TX; son-in-law, Richard “Dick” Waters of Brenham, TX; grandchildren, Robert “Bob” Mann Jr. and wife Connie, Edward “Ed” Mann and wife Karen, and Jenny Mills; six great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews
She is preceded in death by her parents; brother and sister; great-granddaughter, Dianna Mann; grandson, Keith Mann; son-in-law, Bobby Mills; daughter, Dollie Waters; great-granddaughter, Amanda Clark.
Pallbearers will be her grand-children and great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main Street, Brenham, TX 77833.