2015-10-01 / Obituaries

Willie M. (Ainsworth) Miracle

Willie M. (Ainsworth) Miracle went to Heaven from Baylor-Scott and White hospital in Temple, Texas on September 27, 2015.

Willie was born in Franklin, Texas in 1923 and was a very proud Texan and American. To help the family during the great depression of the 30’s, she left home before daylight and got home at dark after picking cotton all day without gloves. She loved doing arts and crafts and painting, and was so proud of the ribbons won, especially one state-wide ribbon. Willie was so happy and proud that her husband and daughter were able to obtain a higher education with her assistance.

She joined the Army in 1945 where she met her husband in September in Pittsburg, California. Willie was reading the funnies on a stool at a soda fountain. Her future husband, S/Sgt. Jesse Miracle, approached and asked her to read to him, whereupon he was told to go get his own paper. From there a loving partnership continued until her departure to Heaven after sixty nine and a half years.

Willie and Jesse maintained their residences in Houston and at the Ranch in Lexington, Texas. Both of them being from the country, they loved the Ranch. They demolished three homes in Dallas and Houston and hauled the materials to the Ranch on weekends. The residence and most other ranch buildings were built from those materials. It’s understandable why they loved the Ranch. It was heartbreaking that her health kept her away from there for the past eighteen months. She was a God fearing lady that always said her evening prayers.

Willie is survived by her heartbroken husband of sixty nine and a half years, Jesse B. Miracle, her only daughter Merita Miracle Adam of Kansas City, Missouri, grandson Brian Adam and wife Jessica, great grandchildren Abigail, Jonathan, and Natalie Adam, nieces Irene Snow and Juanita Gatlin, nephews Harold and Alpheus Shirley and their families, in-laws Beverly and Hope Miracle, Betty Jo King, and Wilma Miracle, plus 17 other much loved nieces and nephews and their families from the Miracle side of the family scattered from coast to coast, as well as a very special friend, Maria Simpson of Lexington, Texas.

A funeral service will be held for Willie on Friday, October 2, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Crawford-Bowers Chapel in Temple, Texas with H.K. Ballard officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at 12:00 noon at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. A visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home.

Services are under the direction of Crawford- Bowers Funeral Home, 3220 S 31st St. Temple, Texas 76502.( 254-773-3999) Words of comfort may be left for the family at www.crawfordbowerstemple.org.

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