site image
Wise County's Only Locally-Owned Funeral Homes

Floral 13


Gola Mae Fleming

February 18, 1914 ~ June 26, 2018 (age 104)

Bridgeport ~ Gola Mae Fleming, 104, a homemaker, went to be with our Lord Tuesday, June 26, 2018 in Decatur.

Funeral is 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Cates Street Church of Christ in Bridgeport. Visitation will be held immediately following the funeral in the church fellowship hall.

Bro. Scott Strothers will officiate. Pallbearers include Steve Thomas, Will Shudde, Jay Fleming, Cary Fleming, Gil Fleming, Landon Longley and Russell Longley.

Gola Mae was born at home on February 18, 1914 to John and Grachia (Osburn) Berry outside Paris, Texas. She was raised in Vamoosa, Oklahoma where she attended and graduated from Vamoosa School. As an 8th grader, she played on the high school varsity basketball team, which led to a life long love for the sport and her becoming an avid fan of the Dallas Mavericks. She was honored and excited to be their guest on her 100, 101, 102 and 103rd birthdays.

Gola Mae married Ernest Fleming on November 28, 1939. They were married 60 years before his death in 1999.  They moved to Bridgeport from Seminole, Texas in 1963 and were faithful members of the Cates St. Church of Christ where he served as an elder and she taught Sunday School Classes for many years.  The highlight of her week was receiving hugs from the young people at church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ernest Fleming; son, John Paul; son-in-law, Bill Longley; 2 brothers; and 4 sisters.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her son, Jerry Fleming and wife Glenda of New London; her daughter, Gatha Longley of Bridgeport; her grandchildren, Bevie Fleming Thomas and husband Steve of Kountze, Sue Fleming Shudde and husband Will of Abilene, Jay Fleming and wife Gena of Leander, Cary Fleming and wife Donetta of Euless, Gil Fleming and wife Pam of Tyler, William Landon Longley of Richardson, and Russell Longley of Richardson; 14 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

She loved her family and encouraged and enjoyed family reunions.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cates St Church of Christ in Bridgeport in her honor.

Donations may be made to:

Cates Street Church of Christ
1406 Cates Street, Bridgeport TX 76426

© 2019 Hawkins Funeral Homes. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS