Wanda Annette Basye (65), affectionately known as Annette, of Itasca, Texas, passed away Saturday afternoon, September 19th, 2020.
Annette graduated from Itasca High School in 1973 and continued her education at Hill Junior College, where she attended cosmetology school. She then went on to attend Navarro College’s dispatch program. Following that, she was employed by the Hill County Sheriff’s Office, as both a dispatcher, and a detention officer. In her later years, she worked at WalMart in Hillsboro, Texas, and eventually retired.
Annette had an infectious laugh. She was loving, spontaneous, and sassy. She loved listening to the Blues. She was most loved for her honesty. She was a strong and resilient woman, who loved her family dearly. Her faith and love for God was so important to her. She knew she was always under His wing. She was a proud Mother and Nana. She was truly the life of the party.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Helen and Warren Allen; sisters, Juanita Matthews and Loria (Baba) Edmondson-Smith. She is survived by her brother, Thomas (Bubba) Allen; 3 daughters, Tisha Willis, Rachelle Willis, and Crystal WIllis. Her nieces and nephews, Beth Allen, Scotty Edmondson, Undra Smith and Devin Smith, and Marcus Allen. Her grandchildren, Sha’Shana Fennell, Danielle and Dezireah Wilson, N’Dea and Derrick Hoyle, as well as a great grandchild Skyler Malone. Annette was also loved by numerous extended family members and dear friends. She will be missed by all who were blessed to know her.
It was Annette’s request that her services remain private.
She put up a good fight though she had cancer. She fought to the very end.
She will be deeply missed; May she rest well in eternal peace.
Brandi Blevins-Watson, 40, left us much too soon on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
A Celebration of Life will take place Saturday, September 26th at 2:00pm at Keller Church of Christ with family welcoming guests prior to at 1:00pm.
She was born December 17, 1979 to Cheryl and Randy Blevins of Fort Worth. She graduated from Keller High School and went on to attend Chelsea University and received a degree in Psychology, then she attended North Texas University and received her Doctor in Psychology degree. Brandi’s passion was her boys, spending time with her family and was delighted in doing things for others. She loved parties and loved decorating them, one of her passions was decorating parties for others. Brandi had the opportunity to sing at the Grand Ole’ Opry. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Brandi is preceded in death by her father, Randy Blevins and grandfathers, “Papa” Jerry Pippin and William Blackwood.
She is survived by her loving boys, Tate and Mason Watson; mother, Cheryl and RicK Neal; sister, Kammy and husband, Kyle Arment, brother, Brody Blevins; step-brothers, Phillip Neal and wife, Laura and Robert Neal; grandmothers, Vernell Pippin and Vivian Neal; 2 nephews, 2 nieces and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and loving friends.
Eleonore Hede, 98 years old, passed on Tuesday September 8th, 2020 at home with her loved ones.
Eleonore was born June 29th, 1922 in Wetzlar, Germany to Ernst & Helene Freitag. She was the youngest of the 3 children. All preceded her in death. She survived living in Germany during World War II. She attended architect school but was unable to finish due to World War II. She married Edward J. Hede Jr. in 1949 and had 2 children Michael Hede and Deborah Hede. Eleonore and Edward met during World War II when he was stationed in Germany as an American soldier. After the war Eleonore received a one-way ticket to America from Edward. She’s took the flight and never looked back.
Eleonore loved her family and at the age of 80 sold and left her home in Tucson to help raise her granddaughter Rosie in Texas. April 2020 Eleonore got to meet her first and only great grandchild Brinlee. Eleonore loved her more than anyone else. She was a very generous and helping lady however she took no prisoners. Eleonore loved to read romance novels and had a collection. Eleonore lived a very long and adventurous life.
Preceded in death by, her husband, Edward J Hede Jr.; brothers, Ernst Freitag Jr and Gerhard Freitag; mother, Helene Freitag; father, Ernst Freitag Sr; cousin and her best friend, Inge Hild.
Survived by, her oldest son, Michael Hede; daughter, Deborah Hede; granddaughter, Olivia “Rosie” Hede and great granddaughter, Brinlee Lynn Holmes.
Service at 3pm Monday, September 21, 2020 in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, where Eleonore and her husband, Edward, will both be laid to rest.
Debra Alene DaVault, 55, gained her wings on September 10, 2020, at 3:36 am while resting peacefully at her daughter’s home.
Graveside Service: 12:30 pm Friday at Bluebonnett Hills Memorial Park of Colleyville, Tx.
Deb was born on August 18, 1965 to David and Jane Matthews. She was a loving mother and grandmother, as well as daughter, sister, cousin, and friend. She loved spending as much time as she could spoiling her grandkids. She loved her kids with her whole heart and would do anything for them that she could. She was always so giving and would give anyone the shirt off her back if she could. She kept everyone she loved as close as possible. She was a big Dallas Cowboys fan, even through the bad times. She was a Daddy’s girl and was his “shining star” and would call him daily just to hear his voice. She will be missed by many, but never far from heart.
She is proceeded in death by her grandparents, mother “Jane Elliott”, brother ‘Jimmy Matthews’, and Patricia Parten.
Debra is survived by her father “David Matthews”, brother “Brandon Matthews”, sister ‘Barbra Beasley’, son Joshua DaVault and Crystal, son Justin DaVault and Courtney, and daughter Ashley DaVault and Jeff, as well as several grandchildren including Josh Jr, Taegon, Jace, Kenzlie, Bryce, Skylar, Cadee, and Cheyenne, as well as aunts, uncle and cousins.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not parish but have eternal life.” -John 3:16
William Nathan Harrison, 61, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, August 25, 2020.
Memorial Service will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, September 9th at Corley - Porter Funeral Home, 208 N. Canton, Mexia, Tx 76667.
Bill was born December 5, 1958, he was a kind, caring and compassionate man. He was dearly loved by his wife, Sharon; stepchildren, Heather, John and Joseph; grandchildren, Kelsey and Emily and was very proud to be called Papa Bill. He was a hard-working man who loved the Lord and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Ernest Michael Ramirez, 37, a loving husband, father, brother, son and dear friend passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020.
Visitation: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday, August 28th at Southcliff Baptist Church, 4100 SW Loop 820, Fort Worth, 76109.
Graveside Service: 10:00 am Saturday, August 29th at Mount Olivet Cemetery of Fort Worth.
Michael was born to the late Ernest and Ramona Ramirez on January 11, 1983 in Fort Worth, Texas. Years later at Diamond Hill Jarvis High School, he would meet the love of his life, Cristina. From that day the two were inseparable. On June 18, 2005 they would marry and through that union welcome two beautiful children Ernest and Elliana. Michael was an honorable family man, he took care of his family and was always willing to help others.
As a natural born athlete, Michael was also an avid sports fan. He spent countless hours coaching and attending his son’s football games and giving back to his community. These things made him proud and fulfilled the sense of community that ran in his family. As the eldest of his siblings, Michael was known as the “Ringleader”, he looked out for his family, his community and his team. He loved video games and karaoke, he was fun and loving. His smile would light up a room.
Michael was a true believer and Christian. His faith and love for God was so important to him. Four years ago, he was baptized and enjoyed sermons from his favorite Pastor, Dr. Carroll Marr. Michael was truly a godsend and was loved by many; he will be dearly missed by all who were blessed to know him and those in which he impacted. Remember him along with; Ernest and Ramona Ramirez, Bertoldo and Rachel Ramirez and Raymond Cisneros.
Michael is survived by his loving wife of fifteen years Cristina Ramirez; son, Ernest Matthew Ramirez; daughter, Elliana Ramirez; brothers, Steven Ramirez and wife, Jesica, Mark Ramirez and wife, Linda; grandmother, Joann Cisneros; aunt, Victoria Ayala and husband, Gino and many, many loving family and friends.
Ramona “Mona” Ramirez, 56, was called to return home to her Heavenly Father and her late husband, Ernest “Ernie” Ramirez, who was there to welcome her with open arms, July 20, 2020.
Graveside Service: 10:00 am Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Mount Olivet Cemetery of Fort Worth.
Mona, a kind, loving, caring, daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, a generous woman of God was reunited with her husband, Ernie, the love of her life. Mona was born September 26, 1963 to Ray and Joann Cisneros, raised in Fort Worth and resided in Diamond Hill for many years. She graduated and was a proud supporter of her school, Trimble Tech High School. Mona's affection and love for her family was the core of her being. She raised her sons with grace and understanding. Throughout the years, Mona opened her home to many children and raised them as her own. She was a fountain of compassion and shared her love for others abundantly. Her sons were her pride and joy, and her grandchildren were the essence of her life. She was devoted to creating meaningful bonds with family and friends. Mona will be with us forever in our shared memories and thoughtful gestures of kindness for one another.
Mona is preceded in death by her husband, father, sister, Josie Cisneros and brother, Ernest Cisneros. She is survived by her loving sons, Michael Ramirez and wife, Cristina, Steven Ramirez and wife, Jesica, Mark Ramirez and wife, Linda; mother, Joann Cisneros; sister, Victoria Ayala and husband, Gino; grandchildren, Anthony, Jacqueline, Miguel, Matthew, Jason, Brianna, Alexis, Elliana, Alphonse and Ayden; her BFF, Esther Foreman, a longtime loving friend of 30+ years and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and many, many dear friends, she will be dearly missed.
Frances Dolores Brooks, age 88, passed away from natural causes at the Fort Worth home of her daughter on Thursday, July 16, 2020. She is preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Brooks also of Laramie.
Survivors include her daughter, Theresa and husband, Brooks Dickey of Fort Worth, TX; son, Paul Brooks of Belle Fourche, SD; brother, John and wife, Diane Martinez of White Mountain Lake, AZ; grand-daughter, Frances and husband, Scott Hutson of Fort Worth, TX; great-grandsons, Derick and Gunner Hutson of Fort Worth, TX; grandson, Barry and wife, Pam Dickey and their son, Lance Dickey of Mansfield, TX and numerous nieces and nephews.
Loria Edmonson-Smith (59), affectionately known as Baba, of Itasca, Tx, passed away early morning Tuesday July 14th.
Loria graduated from Itasca H.S. in 1978, and continued her education at Hill Junior College. She then went on to work with abused children at Odyssey Harbor. Following that she was employed as a Correctional Officer with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Loria was the type of women you just couldn’t help but love. Her warm smile and boisterous laugh easily lit up an entire room. She was most-loved for her kindness though. Her friends and family knew they could count on her in their lowest times. She was a strong, resilient woman with a heart of gold, who wouldn’t hesitate to give you the shirt off of her back.
She is proceeded in death by parents, Helen and Warren Allen; sister, Juanita Matthews and son, Joseph Edmonson. She is survived by her 3 sons, Scotty Edmonson, Undra Smith and Devin Smith; sister, Wanda (Annette)Basye and brother, Thomas (Bubba) Allen. Her nieces, Tisha Willis, Rachelle Willis and Crystal Willis as well as numerous extended family members and dear friends.
Visitation will be held at 9 am, followed by a 10 am funeral service, Thursday, July 30th at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Itasca, Tx.
She will will deeply missed; May she rest well in eternal peace.
James Miller, age 70, of North Richland Hills, TX passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. He was born on March 30, 1950 to Claude and Nellie Miller in Atoka, Oklahoma. He moved to the Fort Worth area at the age of 6 months and later graduated from Haltom High School. In August of 1971, he married his high school sweetheart, Dana Miller. He began his career with Southwestern Bell and later worked for AT&T, Graybar, and finally retired from Commscope in August of 2018. He loved golfing, Western movies, music and books, but most of all enjoyed spending time with family and serving in church over the years wherever God led his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Nellie Miller; sister, Claudia Bennett.
James leaves behind his wife, Dana Miller of North Richland Hills, along with his three children, Melissa McKellen and husband, Mark of Elgin, SC, Jamey Miller and wife, Jamie of Richmond, MI, and Jeremy Miller and wife, Shelly of Godley, TX. He was a special Papa to 6 granddaughters, Meredith, Meghan, Shaylin, Jillian, Cecily, and Natalie, and 5 grandsons, Micaiah, Lincoln, Micayden, Brady and Marshall. James will always be remembered by family and friends for his love of Texas and always helping others in need and providing for and protecting his family.
A memorial service will be held at Rock Creek Baptist Church in Crowley, TX on Monday, July 20, 2020, at 10:00 am. The service will also be streamed from Rock Creek Baptist Church’s Facebook page (link provided on that page).