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Ruth Ella Conwright Dockins (aka, “Mookie”) was born to the union of the late Rev. Freddie and Luella Conwright on June 1, 1941, in Ore City, Texas. She was the sixth of 14 children. Mookie was a life-time resident of Texas and was educated in Powderly Public Schools in Paris where she played high school basketball on a team with her sisters. She later moved to Littlefield and became a certified nursing assistant and later moved back to Paris.
The family was faithful and deeply rooted in the church. Mookie gave her life to Christ at an early age, and married William McCarty where two children were born, Michael McCarty and Scottie (deceased). She later married Hugh Dockins and was blessed with a daughter, Shammi Dockins.
Mookie was a lay leader representing the laypeople in the congregation and working with the pastor at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and later became a member of El Bethel Baptist Church where she served as one of the mothers of the church, former Mission President, a member of the choir and member of the Sunday School. Her passion was ministry and outreach.
Mookie, who loved clothes and fashion, made her transition on December 23, 2023. She leaves to cherish her precious memories her son (Michael) and daughter (Shammi), grandchildren, LaRasha, Demetria, Raphyael, Chauncie, Randyael, Mykelle, Antrieonna, Fazion, Thomas, Alayah, and Maveric, and 15 great-grandchildren.
Her purpose in life was her family. She loved them dearly – and always talked about her siblings, especially her sisters – Helen and Emma (deceased), Mary, Norma Jean, Retha, Mattie (Leo), Loretta, and Vivian (Nathan). Her brothers are Doug and Obie (deceased), Samuel (Ronda), James and Robert.
She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6pm - 8pm Friday, December 29th in Maxey Funeral Chapel.