December 9, 1924 - April 2, 2019
Claire Collier Mann, age 94, went home to be with her Savior Jesus Christ on April 2, 2019. She was born on December 9, 1924 to Leigh Rodney Collier and Ernestine O’Bannon Collier in Homer, Louisiana. After graduating from Homer High School, Claire attended Baylor University where she received a B.A. degree in English with a minor in Math. While there she was selected as a Baylor Beauty and served as president of the Alpha Omega Club, which later became Pi Beta Phi. Claire married Hudson Bridgeman Mann, also of Homer, on September 3, 1947. The couple lived in Houma and Shreveport, Louisiana, and Longview, Texas, before moving to Houston in 1967. Claire devoted her life to raising her four children, caring for her husband, and managing the family’s home. She was always an active participant in her local church, Tallowood Baptist, where she taught children in Sunday School and international students in the T.E.L.L. ministry (ESOL). She also enjoyed participating in various social and civic organizations. Other interests included gardening, arts and crafts, tennis, traveling, square dancing and socializing with family and friends. Claire is survived by her sister, Margery Collier Ambrose, of Houston, and her four children and their spouses: Clarinda Richards (Fred) of San Antonio, Debra Coffman (Bob) of Sugar Land, Steven Mann (Claudia) of Montgomery, and Susan Smith (Byron) of Cincinnati. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Claire was preceded in death by her parents, a great-granddaughter, Grace Catherine Mann, and most recently her beloved husband, Hudson, of 63 years. A family graveside service will be held in Homer, Louisiana. Her life will be celebrated at a memorial service on April 11, 2019, 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Tallowood Baptist Church, 555 Tallowood Drive, Houston, TX 77024. Visit www.DettlingFuneral.com Tribute Wall to leave words of condolence for the family. Memorial gifts may be made in Claire’s memory to the following Tallowood Baptist Church ministries: Children’s Program, ESOL Ministry, or the Gathering Place.
Claire Collier Mann, age 94, went home to be with her Savior Jesus Christ on April 2, 2019. She was born on December 9, 1924 to Leigh Rodney Collier and Ernestine O’Bannon Collier in Homer, Louisiana. After graduating from Homer High... View Obituary & Service Information
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