Ona Majors

Ona Ellen Majors

February 2, 1921 - June 19, 2022

Ona Ellen Botsford Pope Majors gained her wings on Sunday, June 19, 2022. She was born on February 2, 1921, to Bert and Nettie Loftice Botsford in Collin County, Texas. Her childhood was spent in the Collin County area with her final home being McKinney, where she lived in her little white house on Waddill Street for 66 years before moving to Legend of McKinney.

Throughout these years, Ona worked in the school cafeteria, in hospital administration, and with Franklin Florist before retiring. She was a member of and served in various positions for the Texas Epsilon Sigma Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi at McKinney sorority. She was also an active member of North Baptist Church of McKinney, and then Waddill Street Baptist Church. Her many talents included needlework, crochet, ceramics, and she created several beautiful quilts. She was also an avid gardener. People made a point of driving past her house, particularly in the spring every year, to see the many flowers blooming in her yard.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Majors; her parents; her brothers: Obie, Ray, and Roy; and her sisters: Neva Littrell and Mary Murray. 

Her survivors include her son, Jim and his wife, Sharon; two grandchildren: Lisa Winnett and her husband, Terry, and Brett Pope and his wife, Julie; six great-grandchildren: Ashley Palmer and her husband, Spencer, Crystal Smock and her husband, Zach, Hunter and Xander Wiley, and Tyler and Zach Pope; and three great-great grandchildren: Connor Smock, and Grayson and Brett Palmer. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. 

A celebration of her life will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 1, 2022, at Waddill Street Baptist Church, under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home of Allen, Texas, with Pastor Joe Patton officiating. A private inurnment will be done at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Waddill Street Baptist Church of McKinney.

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Ona was such a joy - always a smile. I met her in 2014 and was a member of her Beta Sigma Phi chapter. When a meeting was hosted at her Wadill home she always had an array of homemade goodies to eat and wrapped everyone in friendship. Her 101 years were spent with love and grace and I feel blessed that I got to know her for a short time. My sympathies to her family. Judy Heasley, McKinney Judy Heasley, June 25, 2022 Jim and family: My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your great loss. Ona was such a sweet cousin of mine, and dear friend as well. I am so thankful for precious memories of so many good times together through lots of years. May God bless you with peace and comfort like none other can do. I love you all very much. Avys Murray, June 23, 2022 A sweet lady who was colorful, full of life, and always thinking. She dressed to the 9s and always appropriate for any occasion. She loved her friends, her family, her flowers, and her Lord! She is now receiving her reward for a job well done. Rick Ballard, June 23, 2022 Ona was a very young 101 year old lady. She had a smile for everyone and was a fashionista to the very end. She had the best stories to share. Most importantly, she loved The Lord with all her heart. Until we see you again, sweet Ona, we love you. Darrin and Denice Burnside Green, June 22, 2022