Thelma Geraldine Henry

Thelma Henry

Thelma Geraldine Womack Henry, 81, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, April 15, 2018 surrounded by family at her home in Texas City, Texas.  Born in East Texas in Broaddus on September 28, 1936, she was preceded in death by parents Marshall Womack and Glaydus Greer Womack; sisters Dovie Rowlett and Marcelle Necessary; and brother Marshall Womack.  Lovingly known as Gerry, she later carried roles as Mom, Aunt, and Grandmama. 

Gerry enjoyed time with friends at neighborhood gatherings and camping excursions with especially fond memories of Garner State Park, New Braunfels and the Chain-O-Lakes.  She had a green thumb with a love of gardening and also enjoyed antiques.  An avid sports fan, she delighted in her children‘s games and activities, and later relishing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s accomplishments.  Gerry started her career at American National Insurance Company in Galveston, Texas.  She went on to a successful career as administrative assistant for Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams, LLP and later for a Federal District Judge in Galveston.

Gerry is survived by her brother Billy Womack and her devoted children: son, Jody Matzke and wife Jo; daughter, Leslie Matzke Greer and husband Mike.  She is also survived by 6 cherished grandchildren:  JJ Matzke, Magee Johnson, Jami Steckler, Zachary Greer, Taylor Greer, and Kyle Hollen and also 8 adored great grandchildren: Tyler, Jada, and Jaggar Matzke; Mia, Tierney, and Kennedy Johnson; Brecken and Reef Steckler; along with numerous nieces and nephews.  Gerry had many special family members and friends who will miss her dearly including Tava Matzke and step-daughters; Venessa Jankowski, Melissa Fountain, and Felicia Walker.  The family extends special thanks to her niece, Iris who was Gerry’s caregiver during her final days. 

A Celebration of Gerry's Life with family and friends will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 pm Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Magnolia Creek Club House, 4751 W League City Parkway, League City, TX 77573.