Mattie Houston Craine, age 66, passed away suddenly in Houston on January 5, 2017. Mattie was born on March 16, 1950 in Riverside, Texas to Jesse B. and Juanita Houston. Both parents preceded her in death. Mattie is survived by her devoted family that include her children: Donnette ShaRee Craine, Donald Anthony Craine, and Matthew Rueben Burns, brothers: Frank Houston (Carolyn), Winfry Houston (Beverly), Rev. Jesse Roy Houston (Sharon) and Carl Houston (Sandra), sisters: Lorse Houston Moody, Alfreda Houston, Annie Houston Black (W.B.), Brenda Houston Smith, Barbara Houston Standley (Ezell), Lavera Houston Richerson (Gordon), Katherine Houston Hutchinson (Climet), Mary Houston Benson (Larry), Barbara J. Houston Sykes (Michael), Sandra Houston Bolden Alexandra (David), Valda Houston, Stephanie Houston, Sharlanne Houston, Gabriella Houston Thomas,Stepmother: Shirley Houston, and a host of additional relatives and friends. Friday, January 13, 2017, 12:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M., viewing will be held at the Cox Funeral Home Chapel. A celebration of Mattie's life will be Saturday, January 14, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will follow in the Pat Henry Cemetery.
Published on  January 12, 2017