Lydia Bonita "Liz" Crocker

July 10, 1933 - November 10, 2019
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Lydia (Liz) Bonita Crocker, 86, died peacefully on November 10, 2019 at her home in Galveston after a brief illness.  Liz was born July 10, 1933 in Henderson, Texas, the daughter of Raymond Lee and Vada Cates.

In 1959 Liz married the love of her life, Bobby Joe Crocker, and resided in Henderson, Texas until 1995.  After working at the Henderson Daily News as classified ad manager for 17 years, Liz retired and opened Elizabeth’s New Orleans Restaurant, where Liz showcased her culinary skills in Creole cuisine.  Once you tasted her creole gumbo, crawfish etouffee or jambalaya you knew nothing else would compare.  After 12 years in the restaurant business Bobby and Liz retired to Galveston, Texas.

Liz was in her element in Galveston where she dressed in period costumes and served as a docent at Ashton Villa for 10 years.  Liz enjoyed cooking, spending time with her grandchildren and doing historical research of the history of Galveston Island.

Liz is survived by her husband, Bobby; sons, Tom Malone and Terry Crocker; daughters, Connie Malone, Bobbie Rice and Corrine Crocker-Jenkins; 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Liz’s family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Wednesday, November 13 at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.  A graveside service will be held at Rusk County Memorial Garden in Henderson, Texas at 2 pm on Friday, November 15, 2019.


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Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Date: Friday, November 15, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm

Graveside Service at Rusk County Memorial Gardens in Henderson, Texas.


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Born: July 10, 1933
September 13, 2019
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Died: November 10, 2019

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Barry D. Brunk, Jr posted on 12/13/19

Prayers for your family. We sure miss y'all.


Debbie Cates Clark posted on 11/13/19

Lydia was a firecracker ❤️ Although she was my Daddy’s first cousin, we always thought of her our Aunt Lydia. I have sweet memories of everyone gathered in my grandparents kitchen...everyone talking and laughing, all at once...❤️ Prayers for everyone that y’all will be comforted in knowing that she is the presence of our Heavenly Father &?reunited with quite a few of her loves that went before her...I can just imagine the laughter❤️


Paula Swann Crim posted on 11/12/19

In memory of Lydia Bonita "Liz" Crocker, Paula Swann Crim lit a candle


Susan Summers posted on 11/12/19

My sincere condolences go out to Terry and his family, the Rice family, Bobbie and her family, Corrine and her family........I have such fond memories of fun times and delicious meals at Liz's house. I enjoyed looking at all her little pretty's (antiques)....... and she had quite a collection! I know Liz is at peace and resting in Heaven. May God be with all of you and bring you everlasting peace. Hugs to all.🙏✝️😇 Susie Summers


Jeannie Hardy posted on 11/12/19

Bobbie my dear friend, my heart is hurting for you and your family. I know you were blessed with lots of wonderful memories that will help fill your lost in days to come. Praise the Lord for the memories. Praying for comfort and peace for you. Love you!


Darla Bean posted on 11/12/19

Bobbie, Crystal, Travis and Ms. Liz 's family, my sincere sympathy on the loss of your precious loved one. Prayers for strength in the days to come.


Debbie McAlister posted on 11/12/19

Mr. Bobby Joe, Corrinne and the rest of the family. I am so very very sorry for the loss of Miss Liz 💔 she was a wonderful woman and I am so honored to have been able to see her in September. I will miss her dearly also and will keep your family in my prayers.