Ted Eugene Nolen was called home to our Lord on Tuesday, September 7th after a long battle with sickness. Ted was born March 15th, 1952 in Fort Worth Texas. He grew up in Fort Worth graduating high school from Carter Riverside. He went on to Abilene Christian University and graduated with a Mass Communications Major in 1975. He returned to Fort Worth and met his devoted wife, Sharon. They were married on October 9th, 1982 and have shared many beautiful years together. He had several jobs through the years, but spent most of his time with Global editing airplane manuals. Setting aside his dreams of owning his own radio station, he became a stay-at-home dad to their two kids Michael and Catie to whom he passed on his love of music. He made sure he was always there to cheer on his favorite baseball star and soccer team every chance he had. His sarcasm, quick wit, and humor were a gift to the world and will be profoundly missed by those who were lucky enough to know him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmo and Vinetta Nolen and brother Tom Nolen. He is survived by wife Sharon; son, Michael; daughter, Catie (Marshal); grandchildren, Rory and Luke; life-long friend, Jim Fulbright; Brother-in-Law, Jerry Burns and nephew, Jeff Burns as well as numerous cousins.
In lieu of flowers, Ted would prefer donations to be made to Christian Homes & family Services, 1202 Estates Drive, Abilene, 79602 in memory of Ted Nolen.
Services will be 11:00am Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Bridgewood Church of Christ, 6516 Brentwood Stair Rd., Fort Worth 76112 and family will welcome guests 10:00 am prior to service.
Kenneth Alton Webb, age 95 years, passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021 in the comfort of his daughters home in Euless Texas. Kenneth was born in Frisco, Texas on November 2, 1925 to James Dill Webb and Sybil Helen Shepard. At the young age of 18 years, Kenneth served in the United States Army in WWII, most notably, in the Battle of the Bulge. Soon after, he married the love of his life Neva Joy Gaston on June 16, 1948 at the First Methodist Church in Farmersville, Texas. Kenneth worked for Skillern's Drug, managing several of its individual stores during his 35 years. He and his wife Joy are survived by their four children, Linda Strahan, Ricky Webb, Wanda and her husband, Dennis Hadden and Jimmy Webb. Kenneth was preceded in death by his mother, father, brother and two sisters. Kenneth was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather known by most as "Papaw". He leaves behind a legacy of four children, 5 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, sister-in-law, Laura Hodges, brother-in-law, Gary Huth and lovable dogs, Cookie, Scout and Oprah. Kenneth certainly lived his life to the fullest and he never met a stranger. He will be missed by so many.
Kenneth‘s funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 7th from 10am to noon at Feragne Villa event venue, 755 Mid Cities Blvd. Hurst, TX 76954 with food and fellowship to follow. His burial will take place at the DFW National Cemetery at 1:30pm, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211. In Lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the ASPCA in Kenneth‘s name for he loved animals and had a heart for every furry creature he met.
On Monday August 9th, Valerie Vanessa Flores, a loving daughter and sister passed away at the young age of 36. She was born on May 30th 1985 in Grand Prairie, Texas, and lived with her family in Euless, Texas for most of her life. She attended Trinity High school where she graduated in 2003. Since then, she has worked for Walgreens as a Pharmacy Technician and recently got promoted to Pharmacy Operations Manager.
She was one of the most amazing, loving, and cherished people you could have met. She would do anything for anyone. She loved God and worshiped him at Cross City Church. She loved to sing, dance, and always made people laugh. Her smile was contagious. She was the best listener. Anytime you needed help she was there for you. She was thoughtful, kind, and she loved whole heartedly.
She was preceded in death by her Grandmothers, Margarita, Anita and Renulfa. She leaves behind her Mother, Elsa; Stepfather, Al; Father, Elvis; Brothers, Elvis, Moises, Al and Isaac; Her Sisters, Lia, Laura, Sister-in-law, Jacquie, Brother-in-law, Aaron; Nieces, Hazel and Amoura; Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, her Fur babies, Star and Luna, and her friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Cross City Church, 1000 Airport Frwy, Euless, TX 76039.
Vera B. Stoddard, age 90, passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, after a short illness, on Wednesday, July 21,2021, surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday July 29, 2021, at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church, 4034 W. Pioneer Dr. Irving, TX. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday before service. Flowers may be delivered too the church on Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Following the service, the family will meet at the family home.
Vera was born May 20, 1931, in Cunningham, a small farming community in east Texas. Where she grew up, was educated, and married John Stoddard, the love of her life, in 1947. When the cotton market fell, they moved to the Dallas area in 1956.
Vera had a zest for life, and a zest to shop. It made no difference if it was K-mart or Macy’s, she could move through the stores with the precession of an Olympic Marksman. She dressed in a sense of style and grace, never leaving home not looking her best, and with pearls.
She was a long-time member of Pioneer Drive Baptist Church, Irving, TX. She Joined the Church in 2005, a loving Christian wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She worked all our Bible Schools and Halloween programs; sang in the choir and enjoyed being a part of church life when her health was good.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Bertha Miller; husband, John; sisters Arlene, Ruby, Doris, and Iwanda; her brothers, Vester, Junior, Buddy and Carrel.
She is survived by her children, Diane Wilcox and husband, Harold; Randy Stoddard and wife, Debbie; grandchildren, Bridgette-Allen Williams and husband, Adam; Brandi Mead, Angela Allen; and sister-in-law, Faye Miller; great grandchildren, Chaz Britt, Colin Williams, and Layla Mead; and several nieces and nephews along with a host of other family and friends.
Cherie Dawn Addington, age 40, went to be with the lord on July 7, 2021 in Fort Worth, TX. She is preceded in death by her father, Don Addington and her mother, Julie Addington. She is survived by her husband, Frank Peterson; her sons, Justin Salinas and wife Ali, Jaycob Salinas and Joseph Peterson; her brother, David Addington and wife Kylee; her sisters, Chelsea Hill and husband John, Christina Figueroa and husband Baldemar; her two precious granddaughters, Isabella Hyden and Makenzie Salinas; four nephews and two nieces. She will be missed by many friends and family. May she Rest In Peace.
On June 26, 2021, Tommy Raley passed into his eternal home. This is a passing he had looked forward to; a rest after over 50 years of service to our Lord and Savior. Tommy was born June 21, 1941 to Elbert and Margaret Raley in Frost, TX. After being called to the ministry, he attended Bible Baptist Seminary and worked in his home church for nearly 10 years. He then felt the call to missions, and began traveling the US raising support for a future ministry in the country of Colombia, South America with a happy and bold heart. He was also privileged to serve in the country of Mexico and pastor three churches in Florida, Kansas, and Texas. His guidance for being a good pastor came from I & II Timothy, which he read weekly. One of his greatest accomplishments was to lead the World Baptist Fellowship Mission Agency in Arlington, TX for 25 years. Some of Tommy’s greatest loves were for missions, pastors, and churches. He demonstrated that love throughout his life.
He treasured his sons and when speaking of them would call them “my boy.” He was so proud of them and their families. He was a wonderful “Pawpaw” who showed his family what it meant to serve the Lord. Each year at Christmas, he would read the Christmas story from Luke 2, while grandchildren and great-grandchildren laid on the floor, listening intently. At each family member’s birthday, he made a point to sing Happy Birthday in Spanish to them, whether in person or over the phone. He was a man of few words, but when he spoke his words were full of wisdom. His life at home mirrored what he preached from the pulpit.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Margaret Raley. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Linda of the home; sons Michael and wife Kim of Arlington, TX; Andy and wife Tracie of Azle, TX; David and wife Cindy of Keller, TX; and Joel and wife Shannon of Mansfield, TX; granddaughters Rachel Green and husband Bruce, Brittany Womack and husband Stephen, Talia Barker and husband Asher, Rachel Raley, Chloe Raley, and Kailey Raley; grandsons Brandon Raley and wife Sarah, Cody Raley and wife Lindsay, Curtis Raley, Jake Raley, Kyle Raley, and Johnnie Wilds; ten great-grandchildren, a sister, Oris Patterson and husband James (Bud) of Crowley, TX, as well as a host of family and friends.
Funeral Service will begin at 2:00pm Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at Pleasantview Baptist Church, 4400 Pleasantview Dr., Arlington, Tx 76017 with Pastor, Jimmy McNeil officiating and family will welcome guests with visitation at 1:00pm. Interment will be at Emerald Hills Memorial Park following service.
Memorials can be made in Tommy Raley’s name to World Baptist Fellowship Mission Agency, P.O. Box 13459, Arlington, Tx 76094.
Ellianna Martinez (3/22/09 - 5/31/21). AKA Squirt, Monkey, punk, and many other endearments. But you were Ellie, our sweet, precious, goofy, burst of life. You shined a loving light on our lives for 12 blessed years that we will cherish forever. The Lord called you home, and the best part of us left this world with you. We have loved you, love you still, and will always love you with all that we are. Ellie, our precious angel, rest in blissful peace until we see you again.
Ellianna is survived by her parents, Selestino Martinez Sr. and Gerrilynn Harper; her brothers, Selestino Martinez Jr., Gabriel Martinez, and Schyler Harper; and her sister, Rose Harper. She is also survived by many more family members and friends who will miss her deeply.
Services: A visitation will take place from 10am to 12 noon on Monday, June 7th at Birdville Baptist Church, 3141 Carson St., Haltom City, 76117 with funeral service to start at 1:00 pm.
Mary Jane Lopez Valdez “MJ”, Age 59, passed away on 05-11-2021 at home in Fort Worth Texas.
Memorial Service: 3pm-5pm Thursday, May 20, 2021 at One Faith Church, 1200 Roberts Cutt Off Rd., River Oaks, Tx 76114.
“MJ” was born on 09-08-1961 to Teresa C. Vela and Adam Valdez, Sr. In Fort Worth Texas.
“MJ” was survived by her sons, Praxedis Elias Lopez Jr., Adam Lopez; daughter, Sara Lopez-Castilleja; Grand-children, Daisy Castilleja, Matthew Anthony Castilleja, Jr. Jacob Castilleja, Praxedis E. Lopez III, Angelica Lopez, Aaliyah Lopez, Amanda Lopez, Serina Lopez, Adam Lopez Jr., Aria Lopez; Great-Grandchildren, Lucas Castilleja-Salgado and Rafael E. Castilleja-Renteria.
Her siblings, Isabel Ramirez, Antonio Ramirez, Ruben Ramirez, Steve Ramirez, Madeline M. Vela, Adam Valdez, Jr. and Ruby Ann Valdez.
She is Preceded in death by her siblings, Samuel Ramirez, Jesse Leonard Ramirez, Paul Martinez, Teresa “Kat” Tobias.
“MJ” Lived life to the fullest, she found the most joy in cooking and spending time with the family. She was a hard worker at such an young age to care for her three beautiful children, she was so strong, kind-hearted, full of love & generosity, she had a gorgeous smile and a contagious laughter that everyone loved and will forever be remembered.
Patrick Neil Blair, 69, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday May 5, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife of 17 years Joan Blair; brothers, Tim Blair and wife, Jeneva and Mike Blair and wife, Elaine; sister, Gail Boyce and husband, John and many loving family and friends.
Jeanette Maxwell, 77, passed away on April 20, 2021 in Burleson, Texas.
She is survived by daughter, Karen Cain; son, James Cain and wife, Andrea; grandson, Jace Cain and wife, Jordan; great-grandsons, Reagan and Rhett Cain; granddaughter, Jayden Pickens; Sister, Judy Dean and husband, Troy; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members, beloved pets, Brody, Dinka, Cheech, Fiona, and Big Boy.
A Celebration of Life will be held in her honor on Sunday, May 2, 2021. Family and friends will be notified as details are confirmed.