Shockey, Marilee Siebenmann
July 15, 1931 - October 6, 2017
Marilee Siebenmann Shockey, age 86, went to be with the Lord on October 6, 2017. She passed away in Carrollton, Texas, of natural causes after battling complications related to previous strokes.
Marilee was born in Jerseyville, Illinois, on July 15, 1931, and grew up in San Antonio, Texas. Marilee was the daughter of Paul Joseph Siebenmann and Bertie Anderson Siebenmann. The family served Spanish-speaking churches across Texas during the Great Depression and founded a training school known today as the Baptist University of the Américas in San Antonio, Texas, where Marilee later taught as an adult.
Marilee was the oldest of three children and married James Floyd Shockey on June 9, 1951. They both attended Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Marilee and Floyd served as Southern Baptist missionaries in inner city Chicago until 1980 when they returned to their native Texas. Marilee taught at the Baptist University of the Américas in San Antonio, then called the Hispanic Baptist Theological Seminary, and Floyd pastored several churches.
Marilee spoke Spanish fluently, having learned as a child, and faithfully served Hispanic churches by teaching future pastors and church leaders at the seminary that her father founded.
All who knew Marilee described her as a gifted teacher, a tireless evangelist, someone who always sought to see the perspective of others, and most of all, a loving and caring mother who demonstrated a self-giving love that challenged others to follow Christ and lead others to do the same.
Together, Floyd and Marilee parented six children and fostered one child. Marilee is survived by her children; son, Jim and his wife, Grace Lyn; daughter, Jeanne; daughter, Julie and her husband, Steve Peters; son, Jerry and his wife, Lisa; daughter, Joy and her husband, Bobby McGraw; and son, Jeff. Marilee was a foster parent to Larry Johnson and his wife, Sheila. She was a gracious grandmother and prayer advocate for her ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren; Tessa, Taylor and his wife, Katelyn and son, Everett; Chris and his wife, Faith and daughter, Estelle; Cory, Andrew, Matthew, Anthony, Christopher, Samantha, and Caroline; Marilee is also survived by her brother, Paul C Siebenmann and his wife, Peggy; and sister, Lynn Barnes.
There will be a visitation time with family at the North Dallas Funeral Home on Friday evening, October 13, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.
Friends and family are invited to attend the funeral service that will be held at First Baptist Church Carrollton, at 2:00 pm, Saturday October 14, 2017 at 2400 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton, Texas 75006.
Marilee Shockey will be laid to rest at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery,
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas.
(There will not be a formal processional to the cemetery, due to cemetery guidelines.)
The graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 17, at 2:00 p.m.
If you plan to attend, please arrive no earlier than 1:30 and no later than 1:45.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to Marilee Shockey Memorial fund for a project that her son Jim and his wife Grace Lyn are involved training Asian missionaries and church leaders. The link below provides information needed. https://beyond.org/donate/marileeshockeymemorialfund.php
Postal address is: Beyond, PO Box 831539, Richardson, TX 75083-1539
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