Julia Marie Stilley

October 21, 1933 ~ January 13, 2021 (age 87)


Julia Marie Stilley, 87, of Nacogdoches, Texas passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. She was born October 21, 1933, in Garrison, Texas to the late Gene and Linnie (Hardy) Garrett. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021 at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas with Bro.Greg Hutson officiating.

Visitation will be held prior to the service on Friday, January 15, 2021 beginning at 10AM at Garrison Funeral Home, Garrison, Texas.

Marie was raised in Garrison. She met the love of her life, W. O. “Buster” Stilley and the two were married in 1950. Marie worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for many years. They had three wonderful children and raised them in Nacogdoches County. She enjoyed working on her farm, tending to the cattle and rattling up some fish with an old coffee can. She had a love for cooking and was well known for her skillet hamburgers. She always knew when her grandchildren were up to no good, because they would hear that four letter word SCAT! Above all else she loved her family.

She is survived by:


Jack Stilley and wife Amy

Danny Stilley and wife Kathleen


Janice Hudson and late husband David


Michael Stilley and wife Amanda

James Hudson and wife Sarah

Jennifer Park and husband Jayson

Amanda Bickham and husband Bill

Shannon Stover and husband George

Great grandchildren,

Madison Hudson

Bailee Hudson

Landri Hudson

Easton Hudson

Kason Stilley

Wyatt Bickham

Adaline Bickham

Nicole Moore

Savana Jernigan

Colton Stover

Seth Stilley

Lexie Stilley

Marie is preceded in death by her loving husband, Buster Stilley; parents, Gene and Linnie Garrett. Grandson: Chris Stilley, Brothers: Leo Garrett, Tommy Garrett, Boogie Garrett, Ray Garrett and sisters Rosie Stokes and Irene Kimbrough.

Pallbearers serviing will be James Hudson, Michael Stilley, Jayson Park, Bill Bickham, Seth Stilley, and Clay Stover.

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