Feb 17, 1943 - Nov 25, 2023
Apr 18, 1936 - Feb 27, 2024
Galdina Gutierrez falleció el 27 de Febrero a la edad de 87 años, quien disfrutó sus últimos 3 años al lado de su hija Tonya y su Esposo Manuel, sus 2 hijas Samantha, Hana y sus 3 bisnietos Emiliano, Maya y Adalee.Ella nació en Guadalupe Estado de Chihuahua en Abril 18, 1936, Galdina fue hija de Fidel Gonzalez y Santos Marchan.Orgullosa madre de sus 9 hijos, Bonny, Anita, Chuy, Nora, Graciela, Maggie, Jorge, Tonya y Samuel. Los hermanos sobrevivientes Eliza, Antonio y Samuel.Sus pasatiempos favoritos eran leer la Biblia, tejer con gancho y 2 agujas. En sus últimos años disfrutó de las películas vaqueras, sus actores preferidos eran Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quin y Chuck Conners. En su juventud sus cantantes mexicanos eran Javier Solís y el famoso pianista/ compositor Agustin Lara y Armando Manzanero. En especial le gustavan mambos y por cierto fue muy buena bailadora.“Los que viven al amparo del Altísimo encontrarán descanso a la sombra del Todopoderoso. Declaro lo siguiente acerca del Señor: solo él es mi refugio, mi lugar seguro; él es mi Dios y en él confío.”Salmos 91:1-2Gracias por acompañarnos en celebrar la vida de Galdina Gutiérrez.Servicio: Dalton & Sons Funeral Home1550 N Stemmons FWY, Lewisville, TX 75057 Sábado, Marzo 2, 2024 a las 12:00 PM
Robert Preston Williamson Sr.
May 18, 1941 - Feb 22, 2024
Robert Preston Williamson Sr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia to his parents Virginia and Glen Williamson. He is survived by his wife Sandra Williamson, daughter Susan Smitherman and her husband Bruce, and his sons Robert Williamson Jr. and Rodney Williamson and his wife Shelia. Along with his granddaughters, Emma Williamson, Lynlee Williamson and Erin Pritchett; His grandsons Andrew Smitherman, Austin Smitherman and his great grandchildren Cayden Sugar, Blaine Henry, Ada Pritchett and Finn Pritchett. There are no gallery images.
Sep 18, 1921 - Feb 21, 2024
Eleanor Burns passed away on the 21st of Feb at the age of 102, surrounded by her family. Born in Philadelphia, PA on September 18, 1921, Eleanor was the daughter of Frederick C. & Edith Heine. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Ed Burns. Loving & proud mother of Brian Burns (Catherine) and Lynn Burns Elliott (Ron) and “Tutu” to Ryan B. Elliott (Jessica) and Great Grandmother to Ava, who brought her much delight & laughter. Mom always looked forward to “Ava stories” of which there were many. Also, survived by her loving brother Frederick C. Heine, 10 years her junior. She was a gracious, elegant member of The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, Lewisville. Eleanor was a founding member of the Gad Abouts, a women’s fellowship organization. Eleanor was her own person. She was classy, charming, beautiful, elegant and above all else, kind. Well known for her love & wearing of high heel shoes. (Wearing them well into her nineties (much to her physician’s dismay). A weekly hairdresser appointment always kept her naturally white hair beautifully coifed ~ along with a can of hairspray & a satin pillowcase did the trick! Eleanor, known for her needlework passions; crocheting, needlepoint & hand stitching quilts, created exquisite, beautifully done works of art & heart. At her passing, she was creating a “Tooth Fairy Pillow” for her precious Ava. At Avanti, Miss Eleanor was known for sharing her delicious chocolate candies, which she received on special occasions from her brother Fred. When asked her secret to a long life she would retort, “I do what I want, when I want & when I darn well please!” Miss Eleanor, you will always be remembered for a life well lived! A Memorial Service will be held March 2nd at 11:00AM, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 602 Old Orchard Ln Lewisville, TX. Memorial Contributions to Church of the Annunciation “What we have once enjoyed deeply, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” There are no gallery images.
Jennette Marie Simmons Armstead
Sep 11, 1954 - Feb 14, 2024
On Saturday, September 11, 1954, Nealy Simmons Jr. and Janie Lee Jackson welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Jennette Marie Simmons, to their union. Jennette was a timid, loving, kind, and helpful girl from a young age. She attended Bethune Elementary School in Hollywood, Florida, and was often called the teacher's pet. She was crowned the "Queen of the School" at Attucks Middle School in 9th grade. She finished her education at Hollywood Hills High School and shortly after lost her beloved mother. Despite the difficulty of losing her mother at a very young age, Jennette continued her education at Miami Dade Community College and then Florida State University, where she met the absolute love of her life, Waymon Armstead Jr (Joe).Joe and Jennette married on September 16, 1977. Almost three years later, as college students, they welcomed Waymon Joseph Armstead III (Jojo) on July 6, 1980. Jennette would tell many stories about how good of a baby Jojo was and having to take him to class with her as she tried to complete her degree. Jennette leaned on advice from the beloved Aunt Mary Carol (Joe's aunt) to receive guidance about being a wife and mother. Jennette always remembered the life lessons taught to her by Aunt Mary Carol as they helped guide her life's journey. Jennette's college experience was an extraordinary time in her life. She "had a ball" and met many lifelong friends. After changing her major multiple times she graduated with a B.A. and B.SW. in Social Work and English Literature. Jennette went on to have a successful career in Social Work. Shortly after graduating and moving to Orlando, Florida, Joe and Jennette welcomed a baby girl, Erika Jennette Armstead, to their union on July 14, 1982.In 1989, due to an employment change, the Armstead family moved to the DFW area and eventually settled in Hurst, Texas. Jennette continued her career as a social worker. On April 8, 1991, she began her 20-plus years fulfilling this role with Tarrant County. Jennette always enjoyed social work because of her helpful and giving nature.Jennette joined Westside Baptist church in 1992. She loved her church and her church family. She worked faithfully and diligently as an Usher and Sunday School teacher. Jennette had a special calling on her life, and these words were written in her recently found journal: "Truly God indeed has placed a special calling on my life. Sometimes, when I think about how far He has brought me, I shudder with tears. I feel a personal connection with God and often hear Him when I pray or meditate. There have been so many miracles in my life that it can only be God's calling. It seems that through the God in me, people are blessed. The gift of compassion is only because of God." Jennette has touched countless lives through her career as a social worker and serving in the church. Her beautiful smile was infectious, and she always said, "Smile because if you smile, someone will smile back."September 16, 2004, Jennette's world was shaken, when she lost her beloved husband of 27 years. She mustered up the courage to go on anyhow despite the pain she felt. She shared the memory of Waymon Armstead with everyone she could and had no desire to remarry.On August 1, 2012, Jennette retired from Tarrant County after a long career in social work. She was excited to live the "retired life" where she could sleep, travel, and hang out with her grandkids at her leisure. Jennette devoted four years of her life to caring for her two grandsons Andon and Jaxon, keeping them daily and ensuring they were well cared for while their parents worked. If you knew Jennette you know she had a full calendar. She always had to "check her calendar" for her availability. Jennette enjoyed traveling, shopping, dining with friends, talking on the phone, and any celebration you can imagine.As Jennette slipped away into eternal glory, she was a proud member of Redeeming the Time Baptist Church in Lewisville, Texas, under the leadership of Pastor Kenneth W. Blake, where she taught Sunday School. A beloved mother, sister, aunt, and friend, Jennette will be greatly missed.She transitioned from Earth to Glory on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Those who remain to cherish her memory are her loving children Waymon (Stephanie) Armstead and Erika (Matthus) Howard, her beautiful sisters Nadine Hunter, Bernette (Wallace) Brown, Paulette Armstead, and Dorthenia (Rudy-deceased), and Betsey, her brothers, Stephen Stone and Ronald (Elnora) Armstead; her grandchildren, Ellison, Andon, Jaxon, Jaiden, and Sophie, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends. Those who preceded her in death are her parents, Nealy Simmons and Janie Stone, husband Waymon Armstead Jr, and her siblings, Willie Lee (Deloris) Simmons, Donald Simmons, and Stephanie Armstead.
Michelle Elyse Lindt
Jul 31, 1984 - Feb 17, 2024
Michelle Elyse Lindt, of Lewisville, TX, passed away on February 17, 2024 at the age of 39. Michelle was born on July 31,1984 in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of Michael and Coetta Lindt. Her family moved to New Braunfels, TX in 1993, where Michelle attended school through the 10th grade. Her family moved to Garland, TX in 2000. She attended Canyon Creek Christian Academy in Richardson, graduating in 2002. While in high school, Michelle was on the yearbook staff and played on the tennis team, advancing to the state tournament her senior year. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2006. After graduation, Michelle worked for Dillard’s as a visual merchandiser. In 2007, she started working for AT&T in the training department. In 2016, Michelle advanced within AT&T to a new position as media production manager in the company’s Los Colinas broadcast studios. She was promoted to a senior digital producer in 2020. Michelle was preceded in death by her grandparents, Charles and Offie Lindt and Herbert Thomason. She is survived by her sons, Ezra and Beckett Thurman, her parents, Michael and Coetta Lindt, her brother and his wife, Chadwick and Suzanne Lindt, her partner, Shane Finley, her grandmother, Beatrice Thomason, niece Annika Lindt, nephew Andrew Lindt, and a host of other relatives and close friends.In the hearts of those who knew her, Michelle will forever be remembered for her kindness and generosity, her strength of character, and her unwavering commitment to her loved ones. Her spirit will continue to live on in the countless lives she touched, and her memory will be cherished for years to come.Time and Place of Service:A memorial service to celebrate
Jack Lynn Tiller
Jun 24, 1933 - Feb 19, 2024
Jack Lynn Tiller, lovingly known by everyone as “Daddy Jack” was born on June 24, 1933, in Dallas County, to Byron Tiller and Bessie Dean Tiller, passed away on February 19, 2024. He was a loving, hard working man who cared deeply for his family and friends. As a young boy, he lived on a farm in East Texas where his mom and dad were sharecroppers. They didn’t have electricity, gas, or running water; he took a bath in the creek most of the time. Later the family moved to Grand Prairie where they lived in old army barracks. As a teenager he spent much of his spare time playing baseball. He loved to tell stories of hitchhiking to the baseball field and would sneak into the stadium to watch games because he didn’t have money for a ticket. He also claimed to have played a game of baseball with “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias when she was passing through Grand Prairie. As a young man he worked at the A & P grocery store and Lone Star Gas where he met his future brother-in-law who introduced him to the love of his life, Bobbie Howard Cunningham. After marrying Bobbie on June 30, 1957, he worked in the plumbing business, learning the trade from Bobbie’s two other brothers. In 1963 he took the test and received his Master Plumber license on the first try. With encouragement from family and friends he started his own business, Jack Tiller Plumbing. He had a Water Systems Operator License and was proud to have overseen Flower Mound New Town’s water system for many years. After retiring from the plumbing business, he pursued his passion for leather work – the lost art of real hand-tooled leather accessories. Jack is survived by his children Raymond “Paul” Cunningham and wife Debra; Jerry Lynn Cunningham and wife Kathy; Debra Kay Taber and husband Tony; nine grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; one great, great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his beautiful wife Bobbie; his parents Byron and Bessie Tiller; his two brothers Dean Tiller and Warren Tiller; five sisters, Marie Tolar, Melba Bryan, Bonnie Jones, Alice Vanderwilt, and infant Norma Jean Tiller; three grandchildren, Christopher “Mark” Cunningham and infant twins, Jason Paul and Jeremy Alan Cunningham. The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 25, 2024, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Lewisville. A service to celebrate Jack’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, February 26, 2024, at Lakeland Baptist Church in Lewisville. Interment will follow at 3:00 pm at Bethel Cemetery in Decatur. There are no gallery images.
Cordell Loard Vance
Dec 14, 1925 - Feb 19, 2024
Cordell Loard Vance December 14, 1925 - February 19, 2024 Cordell Vance passed away peacefully in her home on February 19, 2024 at the age of 98. She was married to the love of her life Loyd "Wobby" Vance for 62 years. She is survived by a loving family and many dear friends. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 22 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Lewisville (1251 Valley Ridge Blvd), officiated by Dr. Stephen Hatfield, her pastor for over 25 years. A brief graveside service will follow at Old Hall Cemetery. Contributions in Cordell's memory may be made to First Baptist Church in Lewisville, of which she was a member for 86 years, or a charity of your choice. There are no gallery images.
Gerry R. McBride, Sr.
May 11, 1941 - Feb 17, 2024
Gerry R. McBride, Sr. passed away peacefully at home in Lewisville, TX, surrounded by his family, on February 17, 2024. He was 82 years old born May 11, 1941 to Ira R. and Mary F. (Schenkel) McBride, in Huntington, IN. He was married 64 years ago, on December 19, 1959 in Marion, IN, to Sandra S. Markland who survives.He graduated from Marion High School where his father was a teacher. He attended Indiana University and received his degree in Business Administration from Danville (Illinois) Area Community College. He worked in manufacturing management until retirement. He was lead singer and guitar player in a bluegrass band, and his other passion was woodworking.He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Emil J. McBride and Harold McBride, and sister Sabra C. BarrettSurvivors in addition to his wife are sons Gerry R. (Linda) McBride, Jr. and Mark A. McBride; daughters Stephanie Jayne McBride and Julie A. (Tony) Siciliano; sister Mary E. (Scott) Knighton; and seven grandchildren including Courtney Sauls, Kerri Koch and Kayli Koch.A private service will be held at a later date.
Hannah Rose Calderon
Aug 14, 2002 - Feb 12, 2024
Hannah Rose Calderon August 14, 2002 – February 12, 2024 Heaven has a new angel. Hannah Rose Calderon left us much too soon. She went to be with the Lord on February 12, 2024. She had some issues in this life, but she is safe in the arms of Jesus now. Hannah was born on August 14, 2002, in Carrollton, TX. She lived most of her life in Lewisville, TX, where she lived until the Lord took her home. She grew up in a loving home with parents and many siblings and grandparents close by. She is survived by her parents, Edward and Serena Calderon, her grandparents Steve and Mary Thomas, aunt and uncle Richard and Paula Thompson, aunt and uncle Norma and Rudy Montalvo, and siblings Eva Calderon, Anna Calderon, Josh Taylor, Danielle Utley, Allison Lewis, and Mary Jansing, plus a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. She is proceeded in death by her brother Braedon. Hannah was a very loving young woman with a childlike manner, and everyone loved her. She was expressive, loved to hug everyone, and was quick to tell people “I Love You”. She has many friends, and she never met a stranger. She is being missed so much by so many. She loved playing games and spent a lot of time with her Po-k-e-mon card collection. And she loved walking all over town. But perhaps her favorite activity was swimming. Her poppy (grandpa) would take her to the fitness center and she’d spend hours in the pool. She knew everyone there and they all knew her. Hannah was quite a photographer. She’d take pictures of clouds, and really anything that she found interesting when out riding or walking. She took a lot of pictures in the fall of sunsets and animals and houses decorated for Halloween and Christmas. She also spent a great deal of time with her poppy. They were inseparable and spent much time together. They’d ride around town, drive over the Grapevine dam, and spent many hours driving around Lewisville Lake Park. Her last words to him were “I love you poppy, to infinity times infinity times infinity!”. Hannah did not have a mean side. She was bright and smiling and nice to everyone. She had friends all over town. Everyone loved Hannah. One of her favorite phrases when something was very extreme was "like no other". Hannah will be missed like no other. The family is grateful and overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and love by so many people. A celebration of life service will be held On Saturday, February 24, at 1:00 pm at the Mulkey-Mason Chapel at 740 S. Edmonds Lane, Lewisville, Texas 75067. Everyone is welcome to come and help us celebrate this remarkable young woman. Attendees are encouraged to wear bright clothes, bright and colorful like Hannah! In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Hannah’s name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at www.jdrf.org. There are no gallery images.
Francisco Javier Cortez-Benitez
Dec 14, 1965 - Feb 12, 2024
Gracias por ser un gran hombre, hijo, hermano, esposo, padre, amigo y fiel servidor tan ejemplar. Siempre demostraste que, aunque nadie es perfecto, todos tenemos la responsabilidad de esforzarse por dar en la vida nuestra mejor versión. Gracias por siempre estar enfocado en trabajar tan duro por tu familia y así estar siempre preparado para lo que vendría en un futuro. Gracias por demostrar tu fortaleza hasta el final. Te amamos y esperamos verte con esa sonrisa nuevamente. (Job 14:14,15)(Juan 5:24)