Julia Ann "Nanny" Silcox

February 15, 1945, June 23, 2019

Julia Silcox

Julia Ann “Nanny” Ardoin Silcox was born on February 15, 1945 in Welch, Louisiana. She moved to Winnie in 1954. She spoke English and French fluently then. While in school she excelled in basketball and volleyball. She was in the Homecoming Court, Annual Staff and the school paper. She received the honor two years in a row of being named Most Beautiful. Her beautiful eyes and sweet smile attracted her high school beau, Buddy Silcox from Hamshire, Texas. After dating for three years they married in January 1964. The two lived in Houston and Hamshire while starting their family. In the 70’s while Buddy worked in the plant during the day, she worked the soybean farm. She drove combines, tractors and trucks helping to bring in the harvest. After moving to Fig Ridge in Stowell, she changed to taking care of farm animals. She continued taking care of the kids show animals when they moved to County Line Road. Here she took up a hobby she loved, sewing. She did alterations for family and friends. She made most of the twirlers, cheerleaders, band and one act play uniforms and costumes for all the local school districts. She was talented with a needle.

At this time, she also took up another one of her passions, taking care of little kids. She started her daycare career babysitting her nieces and nephews. Forty-five years later she had a daycare license and preschool and enjoyed two generations of who she lovingly called “her kiddos”. She received several a phone call in the middle of the night from a panicked parent of a sick kiddo. Their little one would not take medicine from them because Nanny was the one who gave them medicine and a kiss to make them feel better. She was a “Baby Magnet”. Kids just seemed to gravitate to her. She had a magic way of soothing the upset little ones. Her kiddos loved taking their naps while listening to her 50’s music CDs. She was a momma, grandmother, aunt, friend, counselor, chef, nurse and doctor all in one. If it couldn’t be fixed with a butterfly bandage, black salve and monkey blood, you’d need to go to the ER.

She never missed a game, event, show or ceremony of any of her kids and anyone else’s if she was invited to attend. She loved being a member of the Buc Booster Club. She couldn’t wait until she could go to the church and help with Rice Balls, too. She made the best brownies ever. She never learned to cook in small pots. She loved when her kids’ friend would come home with them so she could feed them. From Gumbo to Chicken Spaghetti to fancy Tuna Salad sandwiches she’d fix what they wanted. She was well known for her macaroni and cheese which she eventually taught Buddy to make when she couldn’t. She had many a parent come to check on their little one at lunch in hopes a lunchtime invite.

Nanny loved to go crabbing with her momma and shared her gift of growing plants. She could bring anything back to life. She most definitely had a green thumb. She loved the color purple and Magnolias. She didn’t like sitting still. She had to be sewing, cooking or gardening. She enjoyed spoiling her children, grandchildren and “kiddos”. Many a summer she spent sewing tons of short sets for them. She’d embroider their names on towels after graduating from pre school to take to kindergarten. She’d rent a huge beach cabin every summer so she could spend the whole week spoiling her grandkids. They loved it when she fixed them their favorite breakfast of Chocolate Gravy and biscuits. She especially loved to watch them play in the sand and surf from her chair where she would bury her toes in the sand. She loved everything about the beach, especially drinking a frozen StingaRita at her favorite restaurant there. She worked all year long to get special gifts for her kiddos’ Christmas Parties. She made sure she cooked the food items her grandkids asked for like Cajun Pistolettes every year. She loved that time of year. She would have little parties for the kiddos throughout the year making sure she had lots of pictures. She was so proud of her kids' and kiddos' accomplishments. It didn’t matter if it was at school or church, she wanted to be there to witness the event. Even being so ill, she’d get Buddy to drive her to the school to watch baseball and football games from the front seat of the Tahoe.

She was well loved, and respected. She was everyone’s Nanny and she loved every minute of it. She said that having those kiddos in her life was what was keeping her young. She felt tremendously blessed to have had every single one of them in her life. She wanted them to know she was proud of them and that they were loved. She was a tough love, high expectation, warm fuzzy, huge hearted woman who would do just about anything for you. She was honored to be called Nanny to so many in the Winnie community. She will be missed tremendously.

Survivors include her husband of fifty-six years, Harold “Buddy” L. Silcox; sons, Jeffery Silcox, Corky Silcox and Rusty Silcox; daughter, Michelle Silcox; two brothers; four sisters; grandchildren, Karli Bourque and her husband, Jason; Jace Silcox and his wife, Chloe; Lanie Biscamp and her husband, Cody; Logan, Dylan, Tyler, Brandon, Allison and Kelli Silcox; great-grandchildren, Ramsey Bourque and Miles Biscamp.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Tommy Ardoin.

We want to extend a special thanks to Kim Silcox, Loretta Pylant and Chloe Silcox for all their help during her time of need.

A gathering of Mrs. Silcox’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 27, 2019, at St. Louis Catholic Church, 315 Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, with her interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Winnie
134 W. Buccaneer Drive- Winnie, TX 77665
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Louis Catholic Church
315 W. Buccaneer Drive Winnie, TX 77665
Thursday, June 27, 2019
2:00 p.m.
Fairview Cemetery
223 Cemetery Dr Winnie, TX 77665

Comments (29)

  • Cindy Myers

    07 July 2019 at 19:26 | #

    Mr. Silcox, Rusty, Michelle, Corky, Jeff & family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Mrs. Silcox... She was such a strong lady! May God bless each of with the strength & courage to make it through this sad time, but know her love lives on in each of you...You are all in my thoughts & prayers.


  • Debbie and Russell Breaux

    29 June 2019 at 00:04 | #

    Russ and I are sorry to hear about your sweet mom. So many memories for school years to every time Russell “cooked” at machos Mr Buddy must have been cooking too.your family is in our prayers.


  • Larry Griffin

    28 June 2019 at 22:31 | #

    I'm very to hear of Julia's passing. I'm sure that she will be greatly missed. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May God grant your family His peace.


  • Russell and Bernice Farrow

    28 June 2019 at 02:05 | #

    We are so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful Lady. Prayers for Buddy and family.


  • Brenda Evan's

    27 June 2019 at 20:28 | #

    Sending my condolence to your family sorry for your loss.


  • Melissa Ogden Hoyt

    27 June 2019 at 14:12 | #

    Dear Silcox Family, I am so so sorry to hear about Mrs. Julia passing. I've known her all my life but mostly remember running into her and Mr. Silcox at Macho's quite frequently. She was always very friendly with kind words to say. Please know that I'm so sorry I couldn't come in person but I am praying for comfort and strength for you all now and in the days ahead.


  • Juanita Viator

    27 June 2019 at 10:05 | #

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


  • Donna Granger

    26 June 2019 at 22:29 | #

    Most time you hear it takes a village to raise a child. Well in Winnie it just took Julia. Julia was well we'll respected in this small community and I will never forget here. She and Buddy were both the beat people you would want to know. Rest in peace Julia it Nanny as all the kids knew you.


  • Paulette Cobb

    26 June 2019 at 12:39 | #

    Julia was such a sweet lady always with a smile on her face. My condolences to the entire family.


  • Kelly Gill Davis

    26 June 2019 at 05:46 | #

    Julia was a remarkable woman. She will be missed. My mother Patsy Ryan Gill and her were really good friends and I had the pleasure to witness one of many of there get togethers. Needless to say my stomach hurt from all the laughing. May you rest in peace Julia. I will miss you.


  • Dale and Bonnie Durr Kerrville, TX

    26 June 2019 at 03:26 | #

    Buddy - So sorry to hear about Julia. Will be praying for you and your family during this tough time.


  • Brandy Nelson Knight

    26 June 2019 at 02:21 | #

    I am so sorry for your loss. you Are in my thoughts and prayers.


  • Sharon Ledoux

    26 June 2019 at 01:58 | #

    Harold and would like to express our condolences to the Silcox family.
    Ms. Julia was a very sweet lady that helped watch and take care of our daughters, Jennifer and Jessica for awhile. She also did some altarations for us and made some poodle skirts for rhe girls for school. She is going to be missed by so many in our area.
    I know we will for sure.
    Harold and Sharon Ledoux
    Jennifer Ledoux Soileau and Jessica Ledoux Comeaux.


  • Corky and Betty Peebles

    25 June 2019 at 21:38 | #

    Julia was a very special lady. She most certainly sewed some wonderful one-act play costumes for many an EC actor. You are all in our thoughts & prayers. Betty & Corky


  • Christine

    25 June 2019 at 21:08 | #

    Uncle Buddy, Michelle, Jeff, Rusty, and Corky I am so sorry for your loss. Nanny was a very special person and always had so much love to give. Love you guys Chris


  • Diana Bass

    25 June 2019 at 19:21 | #

    So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady.


  • Pat and Ted Mitchrll

    25 June 2019 at 18:44 | #

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers


  • John and Nancy Johnston

    25 June 2019 at 17:43 | #

    Sweet Julia! You will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers to Buddy and the family as they mourn the loss of this truly special woman. Much love sent.


  • Glenda Leger

    25 June 2019 at 15:27 | #

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She has been a big part of so many kids lives and loved by all of them. Thank you Julia for all those years of loving care.


  • Holly Bartley

    25 June 2019 at 00:51 | #

    Rusty, I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Always remember the good times. God Bless you & you family.


  • Pam Miller Hargraves

    25 June 2019 at 00:50 | #

    I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Julia. She was a beautiful, faithful, and talented woman who's hands cared for many. God bless you all!


  • Laura and Larry Seaux

    25 June 2019 at 00:23 | #

    We are sorry to hear of Julia's passing. She was a sweet lady and great neighbor. She will be missed.


  • Jerry and Gretchen Fontenot

    24 June 2019 at 23:23 | #

    So sorry to hear about Julia. Praying for the Silcox and Ardoin families.


  • George and Susan Henry

    24 June 2019 at 23:02 | #

    Julia was dearly loved by all the Henry’s


  • Suzie Ortego

    24 June 2019 at 21:26 | #

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Sincerely, Suzie and Kenny Ortego


  • Jeanette & Roland Weekly

    24 June 2019 at 20:43 | #

    Sincere Condolences to the Silcox Family. So very sorry to hear about Miss Julia. Prayers for you all.


  • James and Benita Cox

    24 June 2019 at 20:30 | #

    Mrs Silcox will be missed by all that new her.


  • Kimberly Glenn

    24 June 2019 at 20:20 | #

    Rusty and Jeffery I am so sorry about y'all mom. Y'all be in my prayers and thoughts.


  • Lea Ann Johse-Cossey

    24 June 2019 at 19:49 | #

    My prayers are with you sorry for loss


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