Shockey, Marilee Siebenmann

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July 15, 1931 - October 6, 2017

Shockey, Marilee Siebenmann

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.


Memorial Suggestion

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.

Postal address is: Beyond, PO Box 831539, Richardson, TX 75083-1539

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Sunrise Baptist Church, Kerrville, Tx

October 18, 2017 9:12PM

The Sunrise Baptist Church
Family extends loving
Christian sympathy to your
family. If we can be of
assistance, please contact
us at 830-893-8731. “Peace
I leave with you; my peace
I give you……..Do not let
your hearts be troubled
and do not be afraid.”
John 14:27

John C. Martin, CPA

October 17, 2017 8:13AM

I attended First Baptist Church in Kerrville, Texas with Marilee. I always admired Marilee because she was willing to minister to those who the rest of the world didn't want to bother with. She had a gentle spirit and a genuine lover for people. I hope each of you in her family can take great comfort knowing she is resting in the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She will have a great crown to throw at His feet! Well done, you good and faithful servant!

Polly Gonzalez

October 15, 2017 3:48PM

My beautiful early Childhood Profesor and mentor at HBTS
How I miss her. Praying for the family. God bless you

Ken Dwight Foster

October 15, 2017 9:04AM

She served at Calvary Baptist Churc in Kerrville and in the Kerrville community before my turn. She and her husband are referred to as Christians worthy of emulation in the Hispanic community.

Gene Anderson, San Luis Obispo, CA

October 13, 2017 8:50PM

My 1st cousin, Marilee, was a favorite cousin and friend of mine and my brother Justice from early childhood, and we spent many happy hours playing together during visits of her parents to our home in Bay City, Texas. My father, Conrad R. Anderson, was the sister of Marilee’s mother, Bertie Anderson Siebenmann. Marilee and I never lived in the same city throughout the years of our lives, but we both attended Baylor University and both felt called to some type of mission work. We somehow lost touch for many years when Marilee and Floyd went to inner city Chicago and I left for Hawaii to teach in a Baptist mission high school. A year later I met my wife, also a Baylor grad, who had come to Hawaii to teach in the public schools and help in the Baptist mission work. Nancy and I married in Hawaii, making it our home where later I taught at the University of Hawaii. It was during these years that Floyd and Marilee’s five children and our four children were born. We had the opportunity to see each other in Texas while both of us were visiting relatives but had little contact otherwise. In 1970 we moved to California where I became a professor at the California State University in Fresno. While living there, Julie called us from Bakersfield telling us that she was Marilee’s daughter and was now living in California. We became acquainted with Julie during several of her visits in Fresno. Our final opportunity to visit with Marilee came while she was visiting Julie in Bakerfield. Marilee and I both have had great adventures in life and look forward to having a big family reunion with all our relatives in our heavenly home. We are both thankful for God’s blessings and grateful for the abundant lives that He has provided for us.
Gene Anderson, 1050 Bluebell Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Leovardo Flores

October 12, 2017 11:16PM

Good friend,good Teacher,great servant of the Lord. May she R.I.P.

A grateful student
Bro.Leovardo Flores

Timothy & Elizabeth Contreras- Pollard

October 12, 2017 9:16PM

My thoughts and prayers for the Shockey family. May the Lord be with in this of sorrow. I know Mrs. Shocked is glorious view of our Father praising His name with songs.

Magdalena Guerrero

October 12, 2017 7:47PM

My condolences to all her family members. Mrs.Shockey was a wonderful teacher who showed God's love to her students at Hispanic Baptist Theological Seminary in San Antonio,Tx.

Maribel Henriquez

October 12, 2017 1:26PM

Mrs. Shockey was my teacher at the Hispanic Seminary, back in 1980-83. She was a wonderful person and teacher, with genuine interest in her students.She conveyed such love for preschoolers and such passion for sharing the Word of God with them! Her teachings stayed with me for life.
The world has lost an exceptional person!
My condolences to her great family.

Marvin Flores (210) 323-1488

October 12, 2017 9:26AM

Mrs Shockey took care of me and my sister Ruby when we were young at Rockwell Baptist Chapel in Chicago. She and Brother Shockey were angels on earth. May they rest in peace

Neill & Margit Mims

October 12, 2017 2:20AM

Our prayers with the large family of Marilee Shockey. What an amazing life as we read of her faithfulness to Christ, and we are blessed by knowing her son Jim and his wife Grace Lyn!

Kristi Hall

October 11, 2017 8:16PM

The pain we feel for the loss of Marilee is strong, but the joy of knowing she has received the ultimate reward is stronger.
She will be remembered often and missed always.

Sue and Bob Carter

October 11, 2017 8:00PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Mary Dale Venegas

October 11, 2017 7:53PM

My heart is sad for all of us who were blessed by Marilee. She was a remarkable servant of the Lord and one every Christian woman would want to be like. Praying for her special family members whom she loved so much.


October 11, 2017 5:00PM

Dessi and I send our thoughts and prayers to the Shockey family we love you all

Peat, Ulanda , Kamia, and Kendria Robinson

October 11, 2017 2:11PM

Joy, we are so sorry for your loss. You and Bobby have been such an amazing part of our families lives and we love you and are praying for you. It's been such a honor to watch you share your mom's life with everyone what an amazing lady she was and lady who Loved the Lord and now she is with Jesus and your daddy. Thinking of you and all your family during this time. Love you

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