Rosemary Sinclair Stearns, age 82, died peacefully at home on Sunday, September 23, 2018. She was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Wilbert Lawrence and Henrietta (Huggins) Sinclair on Saturday, April 4, 1936. Rosemary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt. She will be remembered for her fabulous cooking skills, the joy she found working in the yard, the love she had for her grandchildren and her ability to always keep Richard busy and on his toes. She is preceded in death by both parents, her surrogate parents Loretta and Walter Parma, brothers Burt, Bob and Walter Sinclair and grandchild Cameron Mears. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 62 years, Richard Stearns; daughter Retta Williams and husband Dennis; daughter Ranette Mears; daughter Ranelle Martinez; grandchildren Jennifer Forst, Mike Mathew Martinez, Kristen Gordon, Addison Martinez and Kelsi Mears; great grandchildren Everett Gordon, Emma Forst, Hugh Elliott Gordon, Grayson Mears and the soon to arrive AnnClaire Gordon, along with numerous extended family and loving friends. The family will receive friends at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Irving on Thursday, September 27, 2018 between 1:00 and 2:00pm. A funeral service will begin at 2:00pm, the same day with an interment at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens immediately following. The family request memorial donations to Parkinson’s disease at https://parkinson.org/ways-to-give or to the Lewy Body Dementia at https://www.lbda.org/ .
“Eugene” Kasonga Kumuamba of Irving passed away September 21, 2018. He was born on September 1, 1960 in Lubondayi, Congo to Muabi Muana Sapo Kumuamba and Anna Nkaya Kasonga. Eugene will be remembered as a quiet man who dearly loved his family and was constantly in touch with them eventhough away from home. He enjoyed working at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport rarely taking time off. He is preceded in death by brother Jacques Diulu Kumuamba; sister Muka Regine Kumuamba, grandparents Paul Kasonga and Martha Mutanga, Jacques Diulu and Rebecca Tshiamunanya as well as many loving aunts, uncles and many other extended family members. He is survived by his parents; brothers Nshimba Kumuamba, Karim Kumuamba, and George Kumuamba; sisters Rebecca Kumuamba, Josephine Kumuamba-Wagner, Mahassen Kumuamba, and Gaelle Mampuya; uncles Etienne Bote-Tshiek, Jean-Paul Kasonga, Pascal Kalonji, Leonard Diba and Alain Ilunga; aunts Anastasie Kabedi, Rebecca Odie Kasonga, Marthe Mutanga, Helene Nkaya, Pauline Tshiela, Monique “Zoe” Biakushila, Jackie Tshiamumanya, Kaba Diulu, Regine Tshiek; nieces and nephews Arthur Diulu, Andy Diulu, Emmanuel Diulu, Cindy Lumumba, Nathan Lumumba, Timothy Lumumba, Lea Wagner, Alexandre Wagner, Mouna Kumuamba and many loving friends and extended family members. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, September 28, 2018 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 10:00 am on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Abel Ditu officiating. Interment will follow at Calloway Cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas
Mark Hubert Wilson, age 73 went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday September 18, 2018. Mark was born on April 2, 1945 in McAlester, Oklahoma to Hubert Ann Wilson and Christine Wilson. Mark was a loving father and husband with a strong moral compass. Mark honorably served in the United States Air Force from 1968 – 1972. He graduated from St. Mary’s University with a Master’s in history and then received his second Master’s, in public administration from the University of Oklahoma. Mark was a lover of reading and enjoyed nonfiction–history, political history, and conspiracy theories. He also enjoyed the aroma of candles and music playing, especially the oldies. Mark was a people person and a conversationalist. He was an animal lover and took care of many strays. Mark is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Wayne Wilson and Sharon Wilson. Left to cherish his memory are his spouse of 40 years Shelly Wilson; brothers Harvey J. Wilson and wife Lora and David Wilson; children Sarah Jane Byam-Wilson and husband Justin Timothy Byam, Ryan Patrick Wilson and wife Marybeth Michelle Menz, Erin Leigh Wilson and husband Nicholas Spencer Harper; grandchildren Penelope Ann Wilson and Gavin Cole Byam; numerous nieces and nephews; many loving friends and extended family; as well as several furry family members and a few not so furry family members. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75061. A procession will leave from the funeral home to Church of the Apostles, 322 South MacArthur Blvd., Coppell, TX 75019. A memorial service will be held at the church at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Apostle's Montessori Academy, Church of the Apostles, 322 S. MacArthur Coppell TX 75019, Stray Dog Shelter in Gun Barrell City, Texas, the Parkinson’s Research Foundation or Operation Kindness. You can leave the family a memorial message or make a donation by going to our website, www.brownmem.com.
Bobby John Collvins, age 81 of Mt. Vernon, Tx. Passed away peacefully in his sleep at 2:02 in the afternoon of Sunday, September 16, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Bobby was born on January 30, 1937 in Bowie County, Tx to the late Frankie and Viola Harris Collvins. Bobby married the love of his life and best friend Hazel Dean Herrington, on October 28, 1955 at her parents home in Irving, Tx. Together they have shared nearly 63 years raising a family and living a lifetime of memories. Bobby was a dedicated husband and father who knew the value of a hard days work but also knew the importance of time with his family. He attended Spring Hill High School and held a few odd jobs before beginning his life long career with Texas Power and Light in 1963. His family is very proud of the accomplishments he achieved without a higher education. Throughout his dedicated career, Bobby always worked at doing more to provide for his beloved family. He always had a side job going and spent countless nights and weekends providing cable television lines to private homes throughout the DFW area. Bobby retired from TP&L in 1992, at which time he and Hazel moved to Scroggins, Texas. He and Hazel spend many summers travelling and enjoying their retirement in Colorado and other areas the motor home would take them. In retirement Bobby and Hazel joined Pine Street Baptist Church in Winnsboro where he held position as a Deacon. Those who knew Bobby best will always remember him as a man who was the ultimate provider for his family and a man whose bad days were only the days he sat and realized he didn’t accomplish much that day. He wanted to be productive most of all. Bobby enjoyed hunting, fishing and working in his shop. His best memories came while spending time with friends and family at the deer lease where he had hunted for 60 years. There he could relax, enjoy his friends and family and enjoy life. In his later years he loved sneaking a Diet Mt. Dew, a Snickers Bar or a bag full of peanut brittle. Bobby leaves behind a legacy of dedication to his family, pride in his work and a devotion to his Lord that all should strive to follow. Bobby is survived by his wife Hazel of Mt. Vernon; daughter Terri Lynne Kimbler, and husband Roger, of Irving; Son Robby Dan Collvins and wife Stefanie of Mt. Vernon; Grandchildren Danielle Thornhill and husband Parker of Lake Dallas, Ethan Collvins and wife Meredith of Broken Bow, Ok; Cheyenne Kimbler of Irving and Carson Collvins of Mt. Vernon. Great grandchildren Ava, Tyler and Blake Thornhill and soon-to-be Maggie Jo Collvins; sister, Frances Burrow and husband James of Grand Prarie / and a host of other relatives and very special friends. Bobby was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Cox Funeral Services will be held Wednesday September 19 with visitation at 1:00pm and Funeral Service at 2:00pm at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving with burial following at Oak Grove Cemetery in Irving with Bryan Auston, Danny Basham, Kyle Burrow, Carson Collvins, Ethan Collvins, Johnny Ellis, Adam Luna, Jerry Minter and Parker Thornhill as pallbearers.
Jimmy Don Lackey, age 72, awoke in Heaven on Sunday, September 16, 2018. He was born in Haskell, Tx to Lewis Raye Lackey and Mary Retta (Fulbright) Lackey on Wednesday, March 6, 1946. Jim was a family man who will be remembered for how he revered his parents, how much he loved his siblings, and how he cared for and loved his children and grandchildren. Jim was a great provider who took his responsibilities very seriously, taking on part-time jobs when needed. Jim was highly intelligent and well respected by his peers and friends. His friends and co-workers talk of how Jim was an expert at his craft and a man of integrity. His friends and family tell how they could always depend on him to be there when they needed him. Jim worked at the City of Irving for 25 years and was known as a mentor and a man of integrity to his co-workers and associates. His hobbies included reading, fishing, listening to country music, garage selling, and collecting books and other items. Jim is preceded in death by his parents; brother Ronnie and sister Sandy. Left to cherish his memory is son Ron Lackey and wife Kim; daughter Rene Lackey; grandchildren Heather Lackey, Austin Lackey, Bryanna Silsby and husband Skylar, and Maranda Nelson; great-grandchildren Madison Lackey and Emmalyn Silsby; sister Jan Perkins; sister Linda Jones; former spouse and close friend Fran Land; along with numerous nieces and nephews, extended family, and loving friends. A memorial service to celebrate Jim's life will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at First Baptist Church at 403 Main St. in Irving.