Evalane Sue (Sally Stevenson

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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.

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  1. Mother, I miss you already! The house is so quiet. Rest in peace and give everyone espeically Daddy a big hug from me.

  2. Bless you…..each & everyone…..your loved one left behind a beautiful legacy that will forever live on….May God wrap you within His loving arms & give you comfort during the next few months when the longing because immense….What a sweet beautiful lady you were all so blessed to have known & loved for 69 wonderful years.

  3. I am so sorry to hear about Sallys' passing. When I moved to Harris Chapel the Welch family were some of the first people I met. Sally, Gay,Frankie and I rode the school bus together and had some good times together. I think Sally might have said from time to time that me and Frankie were pests, ha. I guess we were. So many memories of school days came back when I learned of her death. May God Bless you in the days ahead. Sally was special.

  4. We know that she is in a better place now. Be strong. God is with you. The Ayers Family

  5. Jeff, Sharon and Shelly: My condolences to all of you. Your mom is traveling on G-d's wings now, taking walks thru perfect gardens and feeling no pain. I will continue to lift all of you in prayer.

  6. Jeff, we are truly sorry for the passing of your mother. Just know that God allowed each of you to be apart of her life and the exchange of love and memories between you will help you get through this time.a

  7. Your mother was so lucky to have a family and friends that loved and cared for her until her very last breath. Please know that she is now at peace and free from pain and suffering. You are continually in my prayers. God bless.

  8. Mother I miss you so much. It has been 8 long months since you passed. Please watch over Derek. Please help me be a better person. I love you

  9. Mother, it seems you have been gone so long. I wish I could talk to you especially about Jeff and derek. Please help me to be strong for them and to help guide them the way you would. Please be an angel on our shoulders. I hope that when you look down you are proud of me. Please watch over your only grandson, be his guardian angel. He is our most precious boy. Love you mother. I hope the birds are there for you to watch.

  10. CookingHard to believe that there are no stories posted here. So many holidays and special occasions have come and gone. I miss you helping me plan. I plan on my own now and I make everything the way you would. It's funny but even in your darkest hours you could always gather the strenth to tell me how to cook. Derek cooks to you know. I hope I can teach him all the things we cook so that our ways never dies. Jeff still frys everything the way you used to. I am trying to bring him around. I still watch our cooking shows. Be my guide in my head as I try to do it the way you did. You had just the right touch for everything you cooked. I miss you mother.

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