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Jodie Tezak

February 5, 1930 — February 5, 2023

Fort Worth

Jodie Tezak, beloved wife, mother, and friend went home to be with the Lord on February 5, 2023, celebrating her 93rd birthday.

Jodie was born in Chillicothe, Texas on February 5, 1930, to D. Hollingsworth and Cordelia Mayfield Hollingsworth. Jodie was married on August 2, 1949, to the love of her life, John Tezak, who preceded her in death in 2005.

It is not an exaggeration to say, “if you knew Jodie, you loved her.” An avid bridge player of over seventy years, she was also a consummate cook, artist, homemaker, tireless church volunteer, and music lover. She loved crosswords, football, and murder mysteries. But her greatest love was the Lord, her family, and her precious dogs. Jodie truly loved and laughed with abandon. We are so grateful for the gift of her life.

Jodie was preceded in death by her husband, John Tezak; and two brothers, James Hollingsworth, and V.E. MacIntosh.

Survivors include four children, Tricia Smothers of Bruceton, Tennessee, Michele Tezak of Fort Worth, Texas, Tony Tezak of Laramie, Wyoming, and Mike Tezak and Julie of Bellingham, Washington; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, and nephews; and her many great friends and bridge buddies for whom she deeply cared and enjoyed.

Memorial Visitation: 5-6:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2023, with the rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., at Winscott Road Funeral Home, 1001 Winscott Road, Benbrook, Texas 76126. Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 16, 2023, at St. Andrew Catholic Church, in the Chapel, 3312 Dryden Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76109. Interment will immediately follow the Mass at 1:00 p.m., at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations, in Jodie’s name, to St. Andrew Catholic Church, the Discalced Carmelite Nuns, 5801 Mt. Carmel Drive, Arlington, Texas 76017; or the North Texas Humane Society of Tarrant County, 1840 E. Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76103.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Visitation

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

5:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Winscott Road Funeral Home and Cremation Services

1001 Winscott Rd, Benbrook, TX 76126

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Rosary

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Winscott Road Funeral Home

1001 Winscott Rd, Benbrook, TX 76126

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Funeral Mass

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Andrew Catholic Church

3312 Dryden Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76109

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Interment

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Dallas - Fort Worth National Cemetery

2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75211

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