The Rev. Kwame Larty, Associate Pastor at Jubilee UMC, along with his wife, Tijuana Lartey, proudly announce the birth of their grandson, Langston Gharrett Candler. Langston arrived on July 18, 2012, weighing in at 8 lbs 2 oz.
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Mildred Bailey, surviving spouse of retired minister, Wilfred Bailey, passed away on May 23, 2013.
Services will be held at Kessler Park UMC on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 2:00 PM followed by a reception.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Kessler Park UMC.
Cards and condolences may be sent to daughter:
622 Blaylock Dr.
Mildred's life will be remembered at Annual Conference in 2014.
Eloise (Dee) Shipp McAdams, surviving spouse of Thomas Shipp, passed away in New Braunfels, Texas at the age of 91 on April 15, 2013. Dee was extremely blessed and lived an enriched life surrounded by family, friends and church.
Dee was born in Dardanelle, Arkansas on May 3, 1921. She graduated from Byrd High School in Shreveport, Louisiana but lived the majority of her childhood in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Dee’s life dramatically changed when she met Thomas J. Shipp in 1940. They quickly fell in love and married on February 1, 1941 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dee and Tom moved to Dallas shortly after they married, so Tom could attend SMU Perkins School of Theology and complete his education.
Dee became part of the Dallas Lovers Lane United Methodist Church family when Tom was appointed pastor of the church on October 28, 1945. Dee always stated that her job was to “stand behind Tom and be there for him in the church.” She served as his “first lady” of the church during Tom’s 32 years as Pastor. Countless committee meetings, new member receptions, staff parties and youth activities were held in their home. As the church grew, so did Tom and Dee’s family. They were blessed with two children, Tommy and Judy. Dee was always by Tom’s side, but unfortunately, he passed away suddenly on July 21, 1977.
After Tom’s passing, Dee married a wonderful man, Bill Fursman, on September 11, 1981. They lived in Flower Mound, TX, and Dee enjoyed a different type of life. Her relaxing, country lifestyle allowed her to ride horses with Bill, plant a garden and have a Donkey named, Checkers. Adding three grown step-daughter’s and son-in-laws to Dee’s family thrilled her. Dee and Bill enjoyed life together until Bill’s passing two short years after their marriage.
Amazingly, Dee once again found love and married Jack McAdams in June of 1987. Dee and Jack enjoyed their blended families, traveling, watching Maverick basketball games and Cowboy football, dining with friends, attending the Dallas Summer Musicals and Symphony Balls. Luckily, they enjoyed many years together before Jack passed away in 2010 at the age of 91.
Dee took pleasure in sewing, playing bridge, all types of arts and crafts, riding horses, traveling, spending time with friends and family, serving the community and spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was a member of the Dallas Symphony and Dallas Opera Board. Dee was honored with the Dr. Daniel Poling award in 1991 for “outstanding contribution and service to Allied Youth International Board,” an alcohol and drug abuse program for youth. In 1994, she was presented the Heritage Award from Lovers Lane United Methodist Church.
Dee is preceded in death by her parents, Forrest and Mary Sparling, and her sister, Judy Mosley Lewis.
She is survived by her children Thomas Forrest Shipp and his companion Sony Hicks, Judy Heyden Coone and her husband, Pat Coone; her loving grandchildren, Jennifer Heyden Collier and James Thomas Heyden and their spouses Jim Collier and Carey Barlow Heyden.
Dee was also blessed with four great-grandchildren from this side of the family, Madie and Heyden Collier, Scotlan and Finley Heyden.
She is also survived by her beloved brother-in-law, Bill Shipp and his wife Irene, her nephew Paul Shipp and his wife Bonnie Shipp and their children, her niece Carol Shipp Hengels and her husband Frank Hengels their daughter Heather and her family, her nephew, Jim Mosley, and her grandchildren’s father, Rick Heyden.
Dee is also survived by her step-children and their spouses, Carol and Gerald McAdams, Susie and Ronnie Wright, Ann Nix and their children, grandchildren, beautiful great-grandchildren.
The funeral service for Dee Shipp McAdams was held on Thursday April 18th at 11:00am in the sanctuary at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church located at 9200 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX. After the service, a reception was held at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, and Graveside service were held at Restland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
611North Walnut Ave
New Braunfels, TX 78132
Hope Hospice provided loving care to Dee and her family during the final months of her life.
Retired minister, Edgar Huffstutler, passed away on April 8, 2013. He served the North Texas Conference for 49 years until his retirement in 1990. He had been living in Palo Alto, California in the recent past.
Condolences may be sent to his
Palo Alto, CA 94306
or to his daughter:
6030 China Hill Rd.
El Dorado, CA 95623
Mrs. Evelyn Corrigan, surviving spouse of Rev. Raymond Corrigan, died on Saturday, March 30, 2013. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Decatur First UMC. Please keep the family in your prayers during this time of grief.
Evelyn would have reached her 98th birthday in November of this year.