Evalane Sue (Sally Stevenson
February 28, 1941 ~ May 18, 2010
Evalane Sue Stevenson Sally Welch age 69 passed away peacefully at the residence of her daughter after an eight month long battle with cancer. She was born in Hughes Springs and lived most of her life in Garland. Four years ago she moved to Greenville where she enjoyed gardening, fishing and bird watching. She is preceded in death by her parents J.E. and Vera Welch. Her siblings Faye Goode, Jessie Mims, Joy Hocker, Willo Jean Rush, Tommy Welch, Frankie Welch, one brother in law Eugene Mims and four nephews. She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Shelly and Dennis Renfro of Garland, son and daughter in law Jeff and Sharon Stevenson of Murphy. Her grandson Derek Hoyt, grandchildren Rachel, Lauren and Trevor Tangney of Murphy, Tayla and Logan Wallis of Killeen. She is also survived by her sister and brother in law Rosemary and Ted Borden of Avinger, brother and sister in law Purvis and Theda Welch of Garland, sister Gay Welch of Garland, sister and brother in law Sammie and Terry Nelson of Greenville, brother in laws Robert Goode of Canton, John Hocker of Longview, Glen Rush of Plano, sister in law Karen Welch Akins of Texarkana, Arkansas and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Ms. Stevenson enjoyed her family, cooking, traveling and lived each moment to the fullest. She had a wonderful sense of humor, a giving heart and always thought of others first. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the many people that helped take care of our mother during the last eight months. Her siblings who helped with doctors appointments, caring for her, bringing her laughter while reminiscing of the good times they shared and keeping her company. Kelly Balentine who was her caregiver during the last 3 months, she did so with humor, kindness, and respect to our mother. We are very grateful to her devotion to mother in her last months. To Kelly Martin who kept a steady flow of food, prayers, support, love, care and concern for our entire family, thank you for all you generously gave. And to our Parkland family who supported us through the death of our father, Perry Stevenson and now the passing of our Mother. Lastly to the Healthcare workers of Odyssey Hospice who cared for our mother with love, patience, kindness, and ever mindful of her dignity. To all those who made it possible for us to care for mother at home, words can not adequately express our gratitude for all you did.