On Thursday, March 24th, 2022 Florida Levetta Makeig passed quietly under care of Hospice at Athens Healthcare & Rehab in Athens, Texas. She was born in Atoka, Oklahoma of Grover Cleveland (Cleve) Meeks and Mary (Mae) Ellen Adeline Meeks on December 7th, 1927.
She is survived by daughter Vivian Lowery Hurley and son Keith Allen Lowery (wife Nancy), sisters Freida Meeks and Jo Ann Hobbs, daughters-in-law Gerty Lowery (husband Wesley) and Eileen Lowery (son Harold Lynn Lowery) She was blessed with grandchildren Douglas Allen Lowery (wife Grace), Britney Stanley Wyatt, Jason Samuel Lowery (wife Christina) and Spencer Lowery and Sherry Lowery. She was also blessed with twin great grandchildren Jordan and Jared Lowery and wives Kayla Lowery and Maria Lowery respectively, Henry Lowery, Coen Lowery, Jennifer and Tiffany. Great Great Grandchildren Dylan, Rylee, Emilia, and Iree. Many cousins and great cousins were also in her life either known or unknown.
She was preceded in death by husband Richard Makeig, step daughter Pam Makeig, step son Richard Lee Makeig who are interned at her place of burial. She is also preceded in death by son Wesley Lowery and son Harold Lynn Lowery, brothers Grover Meeks and wife Doris, Louis Meeks and wife Fay, Leon Meeks and wife Deloris Meeks and Jesse Sister Tommie and husband Gene Murdock.
She usually was known to everyone as Levetta. She said it was easier to spell that name than tell of her sister named Virginia. Most of her life was spent in Littlefield, Texas where she raised her four children. She was ahead of her time by taking college courses for business at South Plains College in Levelland while she kept four kids in school and worked full time at Piggly Wiggly. This prepared her to excel as the head accountant at Floyd West and Company, a very large insurance company. Once established there she was a single parent living with Harold and Keith in a 4 room triplex in Dallas. She also worked at a grocery store part time while in Dallas to help Harold into college.
Her independence and strength shows in daughter Vivian who went to college first after being valedictorian to earn her Masters in Library Science, in Wesley who was Salutatorian and became an engineer for the Air Force, in Harold who became a lineman who helped supply electricity to firefighters and in Keith who was known as Dr. Doorlock placing hardware in several movies and historically correct projects.
All this should show what she and the father of her children, Robert Reece Lowery brought into the world. From the very first picture taken when she was 15 through all her years she was quite pretty, witty and proper at any occasion or event. Even the people at the home where she stayed said she was special and gave her credit for bringing a smile to their day. She will be missed.