Gwendolyn Bankhead Culwell passed away Thursday September 27th at the age of 87 years. Her passing was in keeping with her life surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Mark Culwell Sr. and her parents Leonard and Era Bankhead, all of Corsicana Texas.
Gwen was born in San Benito, Texas on April 6, 1931. She grew up across Texas and the Midwest from the Rio Grande Valley to Evansville, Indiana, Detroit, Michigan before moving back to the Cameron County where she graduated from high school and met and later married Mark, her husband of 60 years.
Gwen is survived by her 4 children, sons, Mark M. Culwell, Jr. and wife Mindy of Dallas, Texas, and Curtis Culwell and wife Gayle of Frisco, Texas; daughters, Libby Harris and husband Ron of Fairfield, Texas and Caroline Southard and husband Jon of Barry, Texas; grandchildren, Jeff Nelson, Joni Nelson Corum, Courtney Nelson Neiman, Ashley Culwell Menges, Kady Culwell Berridge, Madelyn Culwell Powell, Lauren Culwell Cypert, Kevin Culwell, Steely Southard, Keller Southard, and Paxton Southard. Her life was full of grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and they have sweet memories of Nona and Pap.
Visitation will be at Corley’s funeral home on Wednesday, October 3rd from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Child Advocates of Navarro County; 120 E. 2nd Avenue, Corsicana, Tx. 75110.
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