Cecil Royce Flowers May 15, 1925 – April 4, 2017

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Cecil Royce Flowers was born May 15, 1925, to George and Kate Flowers, in Wolfe City, Texas. Cecil went home to be with his King and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, on April 4, 2017, and the age of 91.

Cecil was a member of the “Greatest Generation”. His generation believed in, and lived out, humility, frugality, integrity, hard work, and the “handshake is my word” mentality. Cecil was raised by his Uncle and Aunt, Wilson and Cora Horton. He left home at the age of seventeen to fight for our freedom in World War II. Cecil was proud to tell you he crossed the Atlantic on the Queen Mary. Cecil returned from Europe early on the Queen Elizabeth, because of sickness and finished out his military career in a military hospital in California, where he entertained the wounded, as a member of the musical group known as the “Crippled Commandos.”

Upon his return, he met and married, the love of his life for the next 70 years, Miss Jessie Williams. In 1948, Cecil and Jessie moved to Dallas, Texas, and began their family. Cecil worked many jobs, including 13 years at Borden Biscuit Company and retired from Dixico, Inc. after working there, 25 years.

Cecil was a servant of our Lord Jesus Christ and served him at Danieldale Baptist Church as a deacon, a Sunday School teacher, a vocalist, a guitar and mandolin player extraordinaire, a yard maintenance expert, biscuit baker, chief cook and bottle washer, and in many, many other capacities.

Cecil loved his family dearly and would embrace each new member as if they had always been his own. In fact, Cecil embraced and was embraced by many close friends, who he also considered family and who he loved, accordingly. The legacy of Cecil will continue through his loving family and many friends.

He is survived by; His lovely wife of 70 years, Jessie Flowers, of Duncanville, Texas; his brother, Charles Flowers and his wife, Frances, of Greenville, Texas; his sister, Frankie Davis, of Amarillo, Texas; two sons, Vick Flowers and his wife, Jackie, of Duncanville, Texas; and Rickey Flowers, and Cindy Nelson, of Duncanville, Texas; One daughter, Talena Greenawalt and her husband, Timothy, of Rockwall, Texas; Grandchildren; Amy Mabie and her husband, Todd; Emily Havens and her husband, Jon, Katy Edwards and her husband, Reece; Jessica Roberson, and her husband, Colby; Derek Greenawalt, and his wife, Veronica; and Patrick Greenawalt and his fiancé, Courtney; great-grandchildren; Bethany, Cora, Eythan, Charis, Caedon, Eli, Jesse, Alyssa, Samantha, Maliya, and one on the way.

Each of us consider it a privilege and an honor, to carry on Dadadee’s “long line of love”.

Visitation with the family is Friday, April 7, 2017 from 6 to 8 Pm at Jaynes Memorial Chapel in Duncanville.

Funeral Service is 10:00 am Saturday, April 8, also at Jaynes.

Interment will be in the Brigham Cemetery in Campbell, Texas at 2:00 pm