Virginia Belle Witt, 93, of Gonzales, Texas, passed away October 1, 2021, in Gonzales, Texas. Belle was born in Gonzales on May 29, 1928, to Carl Douglas “Buddy” Neubauer and Anna Belle Livingston Neubauer.
Belle is survived by Terry Witt Towns and her husband Royce Towns Jr., Tommy Witt and his wife Lorrie, and Trixie Bradley and Ernie Armstrong. She was beloved as MaBelle to her grandchildren: Royce Towns III (Pistol), Tiffany Towns Kennedy and her husband Kain, Blake Towns and his wife Gidgett, Seth Witt, Lauren Witt Walker and her husband Austin, Tanner Witt, Erin Bradley Henry and her husband Josh, and Austin Bradley. MaBelle was also a great-grandmother of Dillon Towns, Taylor, Carley and Travis Towns, Verlin Belle Walker, Garrett, Everly Belle and Aubrey Henry. Also surviving are her sister Sally Glass and sister-in-law Betty Neubauer. She was preceded in death by her husband Verlin Witt, her parents, siblings: Carl Douglas Neubauer Jr., Dorothy Fay Vandergrift, Margaret Helen Walker, and Duncan Neubauer, and her grandson Royce Towns III.
Belle was an active member of the community. She was involved in numerous organizations ranging from the Gonzales Garden Club, where she opened her home for Flower Shows, to the Gonzales PTA, where she organized events like Halloween carnivals to the Gonzales Ladies Golf Association, where she played with dear friends and won several tournaments.
Belle was an avid golfer, and the love for the game was something she shared with her husband as well as something she passed along to several of her children and grandchildren.
While it may have been unassuming, Belle was an incredibly creative person. She was a beautiful seamstress, enjoyed needlework and making Christmas wreaths. She loved to read, watch sports, do jigsaw puzzles, and spend time with friends and family.
Belle’s kitchen was always open for a cup of coffee with friends or family, and this may be one of the things that her loved ones will miss the most — stopping by and catching up across the table, holding tightly to a red coffee mug, and talking about nothing important, which looking back was so very important indeed.
A Memorial Service will be held at First United Methodist Church, Gonzales, at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 2021, with Dr. Matt Pennington officiating. The family will receive friends from 1- 2 pm in the church prior to the service. Those wishing to watch the funeral service on-line, please go to First UMC Gonzales – YouTube. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Gonzales, TX, or a charity of one’s choice. Friends may leave their condolences to the family by visiting seydlerhillfuneralhome.com.
Due to the present uptick in reported Covid-19 illnesses, protective measures regarding social distancing, and use of personal protective masks are recommended for the visitation, funeral service, and graveside burial rite. Those remotely symptomatic of COVID-19 are politely asked not to attend. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.