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Maudie Levern Diamond

August 22, 1941 — March 9, 2021

Maudie Levern Diamond, of Groesbeck, passed away at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at 79.

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 14, 2021, from 3:00-5:00 P.M. in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, March 15, 2021 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Randy Blanton of Family of Faith, Elkhart, TX, officiating.

Levern was born August 22, 1941 to Clifton James Burt and Bessie Lucille (Endsley) Burt in Maud, TX.  She grew up in Maud, until the family moved to Houston, after her father passed away, when she was thirteen.  When she was sixteen, she met the love of her life, Everett, who had moved to Houston as an independent sixteen-year old boy. 

Levern was united in marriage with Everett Luke Diamond a few days after her seventeenth birthday, on August 26, 1958, in Houston.   They lived in Houston, where he was employed and she was the family’s “domestic engineer,” making a home and raising their two sons, until they moved in 1969 to Cut-n-Shoot, TX.

Levern was an active mother in PTA and all her sons’ sporting activities (and later the grandchildren’s events.)   She gardened a 10-acre plot at Cut-n-Shoot and canned her produce.  And she was an incredible cook.  Levern also enjoyed bowling, and was very good, until her first grandchild was born, when she gave her top priority to being a grandmother. 

Levern and Everett liked to go camping, spending a week together with good friends each year.   She was an avid hunter, even through the past season, when she killed a deer.   She enjoyed fishing, and helping Everett run trot lines.   They enjoyed trips to Sam Rayburn and Toleda Bend.  They were introduced to Lake Limestone by a friend and bought property there in the seventies.    They were there with family almost every weekend to work, causing the grandkids to call it “Papa’s Boot Camp.”   They moved to Lake Limestone in 2000.    She enjoyed watching the baby calves they raised and canning the peas Everett grew.   She loved her roses and gardenias and watching the hummingbirds, keeping one feeder right in front of her window to watch.    Her grandbabies, however, were the pride of her life, and she told them she “loved them watermelons” (meaning even greater than her son Ed had loved watermelons.)   She had worked hard in her life, loved hard, and fought hard against her health problems the past few years.   The family thought of her as one of the strongest and bravest women they knew and considered Levern and Everett the greatest example of true love and devotion to each other.

Levern was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Lawrence Burt; and brother-in-law, Steve Wilkerson.  

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Everett Diamond; eldest son and daughter-in-law, James Edward and Gina Diamond of Willis; son and daughter-in-law, Scott Alan and Jennifer Diamond of Groesbeck; grandchildren: Heather Kay Bordner and husband Scott of Magnolia, Corey Alan Diamond and wife Bethany of Conroe, Cody Edward Diamond of Conroe, and Brittni Paige Henri and husband Beau of Magnolia.   Great grandchildren are: Laila Marie Diamond of Conroe, Breaudi Dean Henri of Magnolia, and Bowen Ryan Henri of Magnolia.    Step grandchildren are:  William Faulkner and wife Samantha of Richland, North Carolina, Cory Nolen and wife Tina of Mexia, Jacob Rose and wife Lexi of Conroe, Sarah Hammons and husband Kelly of Conroe; and the step great grandchildren are: Oliver Luke Nolen of Mexia, Aiden Gurkin of Richland, NC, Rylee Hammons of Conroe, Orrin Hammons of Conroe, and Ella Rose of Conroe.   She is also survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Williejo Burt of Magnolia and Johnny and Linda Burt of Houston; two sisters, Margaret Atkins of Houston and Fayrene Wilkerson of Security; and numberous nieces and nephews.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Chapel Service

Monday, March 15, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel

1215 E Yeagua St, Groesbeck, TX 76642

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