In the late hours of Monday night, November 09,2020, Brad found a peaceful, shallow place to cross the river Jordan. He felt no pain as Jesus took his hand and lead him into the presence of GOD.
Service: 2:00pm Friday, November 13, 2020 at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church with visitation prior to service at 1:00pm, 4034 W Pioneer Dr., Irving, Tx 75061.
He was born October 13, 1959 to Henry and Naomi Ritter in Oak Cliff, Texas. His Sister, Renetta was a large influence on his life. They were a happy family growing up in Pioneer Drive Baptist Church. Brad had a hard life but faced it all with power and grace. He will be remembered for his kindness, sensitivity and optimistic attitude for life and living.
Brad was a fun-loving man. We found this on his Face book page; “I am old, and I realize I still have so many unanswered questions!!!! I never found out who let the Dogs Out...where's the beef...how to get to Sesame Street... why Dora doesn't just use Google Maps...Why do all flavors of fruit loops taste exactly the same......why eggs are packaged in a flimsy paper carton, but batteries are secured in plastic that's tough as nails...why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed... why "abbreviated" is such a long word... why lemon juice is made with artificial flavor yet dish-washing liquid is made with real lemons... why they sterilize the needle for lethal injections... and, why do you have to "put your two cents in" but it's only a "penny for your thoughts" where's that extra penny going ... why do The Alphabet Song and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star have the same tune... why did you just try to sing those two previous songs... and just what is Victoria's secret? He was a loving son, brother, grandson, uncle, and friend. His mother said he was a ‘mamma’s boy’.
Preceded in death by, father, Henry Ritter; son, Clinton Ritter; sister, Renetta Ritter and step-father, Sam Young. Left to cherish his memory, daughters, Brittany Ritter of Ft. Worth, TX and Jessica Phillips and husband, Jared of Mabank, TX.; five grandchildren, Harlie, Autumn & Alyssa Ritter and Wyatt & Charlie Phillips; mother, Naomi Young; nephews, Matthew Ritter and Hunter Glick; uncle, James Dodd; aunt, Betty Stone, Wanell Dodd, Nell Dodd, along with a host of other family and friends.
Teresa Kathleen “Kathy” Tobias, age 61, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2020 at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.
Memorial Service: 5:45 pm Thursday, October 22, 2020 at One Faith Church, 1200 Roberts Cutt Off Rd., River Oaks, Tx 76114.
Kathy was born in Fort Worth and lived most of her life there. At a very young age, Kathy learned to maintain the household and care for her siblings, as her mother worked full-time. Once she was of age, she entered the workforce and worked most of her life in communications. Kathy was strong and kind-hearted. She was always full of love, kindness, generosity, and laughter. She had many stories to tell and lessons to teach. She found the most joy in helping others, and in being a grandmother.
Kathy was survived by her mother, Teresa C. Vela; her only son, Richard Tobias; her grandson, Samuel Elijah Tobias; her siblings, Isabel Brickey, Antonio Ramirez, Ruben Ramirez, Steve Ramirez, Madeline M. Vela, Mary Jane Lopez, Adam Valdez Jr., and Ruby Ann Valdez. She is preceded in death by her siblings Samuel Ramirez, Jesse Leonard Ramirez, and Paul Martinez.
Sammie Lee Thomason, 93 years old, passed away peacefully on October 14, 2020. Born in Saginaw, Texas to Raleigh & Ruby Thomason on October 1, 1927, he lived his life on Northside of Fort Worth where he bought and sold livestock in the old Cow-Town Stockyards. He rode a horse down Main St. when it was a dirt road.
He was a professional horse trainer and raced his own horses. His horse, Lampass Kidd, won the Delta Downs on December 18, 1993. Sam also won an $8,000 Purse for his horse, Miss Millie on April 20, 1978. His greatest winning horse race was for a horse named, “Come-on-Jeannie” named after his wife, Jean.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Married for 51 years, his wife, Jean passed away in 2014. He is survived by two sisters, Helen and Kay; a daughter, Kathy; two granddaughters, Raquel and Rebecca; five great grandchildren, Gavin, Savanah, Wesley, Cody and Katelyn as well as cousins, Ronnie & Maria and Donnie & Debbie; nieces, Kandiss and Carla.
Sam’s remaining special friends are Henry & Pat Withee and Mike Crow and wife.
A memorial service will take place on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 12 noon at Saginaw Park Baptist Church, 512 S Blue Mound Rd., Fort Worth, Tx 76131; Pastor Dennis Hudson officiating.
Heather Hydrick, 36, of Arlington Tx closed her eyes to rest on Monday, October 5, 2020.
Service: 11:00 am Friday, October 9, 2020 at Feragne Villa, 755 Mid Cities Blvd., Hurst, 76054 family will welcome guests at 10:30 am prior to service.
Heather was a beautiful, amazing person. Her silliness and smile were contagious. If Heather was around, you knew there would be fun and laughter. She had a free spirit and always tried to see the good in people. To say that we are devastated is an understatement. There will not be a day that we don't think of her and miss her, until we are also called home. Get some rest now sweet sister. We are not saying goodbye, we are saying see you later for now.
She leaves behind three of the most amazingly, beautiful little girls; Aunica (14), Ariyana (2), and Aniya (1), nieces and nephews that loved her so much; Marcus, Jacob, Allison, Angelica, Alyssa, Joseph, Anthony, Emma, Logan, Jessica, Jackie, and several other little nieces. She is also survived by eight and a half siblings and their partners; Zenon (Angel), Devin (Joe), Benjamin (Ashleigh), Phanessa, Bubba (Lisa), Brianne (Alex), Steven, Jesse, and Krystal (Steven) who is actually a cousin but more like a sister. Let's not forget Mike Jones (who?). Honorary mention to Brandy who grew up close to Heather and the family, as well as Krystal, Cynthia, and Big Red who were the soul sisters of her life. Also left behind is Shirley Murrah (Grandma), Bruce (StepDad), Ray (special father figure), and lastly, her mother Dawn Samo who was her savior. Heather loved her mother down to the deepest part of her soul and knows that she would move the stars for her.
Heather is proceeded in death by her father Leman "Bud" Hydrick; her Godmother Sandra King; Aunt Pamela Murrah; and Uncle James Murrah.
We would like to give special thanks to Nicole, she knows why... Huge Thank You!
Sherri Cox Adkins passed away on October 3, 2020 at the age of 58. She left us too soon but we know she is now without pain and resting in peace. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, October 10th at 2 PM at Central Baptist Church, 1120 Central Drive, Bedford, TX 76022.
Sherri was born September 24, 1962 in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was raised by loving parents Janice and Tony Atencio. As a child the family moved to Bedford, Texas and she would live in the Fort Worth area her entire life. She attended Trinity High School in Euless. Sherri was a kind and caring person and loved her family and friends, especially her sons Michael and Cody, with all her heart. Her smile and and laugh will be missed by all.
She is preceded in death by father Tony Atencio and sisters Ava Robinson and Pamela Welch.
Sherri is survived by her two sons, Michal Dyer and Cody Dyer, two granddaughters Mackenzie and Serenity, her mother Janice Atencio, sisters Janet Jankowski, Cindy Bethea, Tina Ferguson, loving cousins, nieces and nephews, and many friends.
Sherri was a fighter and bravely battled many illnesses over the last 10 years. God bless her sweet soul and may she Rest In Peace.
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