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“My deepest sympathy to the Choate Family. Mary left so many good memories that will help carry you through the days ahead. God bless you and keep you...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Carol Spinney - Fremont, CA

“Bob, Sheri and Cheryl: Our hearts are breaking after losing our dear Mary. She lived around the corner from my house and we became friends forever...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Sheri Brewer McKee - Lutz, FL

“will never forget the day I meet the Choate's at Plesint Grove Baptist Church. It was a day I found a new mother and father. Mary was one who would...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Sharon Tucker - Mesquite , TX

“I knew Mary since Grade School. She was a wonderful, sincere person. Best wishes to Bob and all the family. Emily Haskell ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Emily Wilson Haskell - Lancaster, TX

“Let this light shine in memory of Mama. She will forever be shining in your hearts. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Tiffany Brown - Lancaster, TX

“Sheri & Cheryl my deepest sympathy to you during this time of sorrow. Mama was such a beautiful woman. She fought to the end, and now she is a...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Tiffany Brown - Lancaster, TX

“Bob and girls you know how sorry I am about Mary's passing. I am so sorry I cannot be there. At least Mary is now at rest and peace with her...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Carla Brown - San Antonio, TX

“Sheri I was so sorry to hear about your mom passing. I only met her once but she was very nice and I know heaven will embrace her with open arms. ...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Carole & Dale Mort - Hooversville, PA

“Bob, Patsy, Sheri, Cheryl, and the rest of the family, I am so sorry for you loss. Mary was always so nice to me and she had a good sense of humor. ...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Carol Tucker Moritz - Brookings, OR

“Sheri,I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. God belss you in this this time of grief. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: James Youngblood - Dallas, TX

“Mary and I met in 6th grade. We became life long friends. I am so sorry for you loss. Mary was such a dear friend and I want you to know that you...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Bobbie Williams Markey - Parker, TX

“Sheri, my deepest sympathies for you during this time of loss. I pray that our Lord will comfort you during this time. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Hunter Bonner - Dallas, TX

“The world is a little darker without Mary's smile. I met Mary through my mother in law Bobbie Markey and loved her from the first minute. My...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Monica Markey - Seagoville, TX


Choate, Mary, a life long native of Dallas, was born on September 17, 1933 in Dallas, Texas to Irwin G. & Sarah LaBarba Birdsong and went to her Heavenly home on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Sherman and William Birdsong; sister-in-law, Raye Albright Birdsong; and one grandson, Robert (Bobby) Hattersley. Mary is survived by her husband of 59 years, Robert E. Choate (Bob); children, Sheri Ross (Michael), Cheryl Sorrells (Randy), Patsy Caruthers (Casey), Lois Choate, Norma Auvenshine; grandchildren, Robert, Ronnie, Jamie (Patrick), Andy (Ashley), Brian (Angie), Clay (Stephanie), Debbie, Shawn, Jennifer; and numerous great grandchildren. She was a Forest Avenue High School alumni, and was a member of Northside Baptist Church. She lost her battle with cancer and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Visitation will be from 6-8 PM on Friday,December 21, 2012 at Restland Funeral Home. Services will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2012 in Restland Wildwood Chapel.