Fulton, Sheilagh Lee (Balch)
October 20, 1949 - July 13, 2018
Sheilagh Lee Fulton, 68-years old, died on Friday, July 13,2018 at Faith Presbyterian Hospice Center in Dallas, Texas. She had been fighting a degenerative neurological disease and movement disorder for the past 4 years with more strength and courage than most could. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family, friends, and many supporters carried her through these trying times.
Sheilagh was born on October 20,1949 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Beverly and Herman Balch. Known for her ease in frequent conversation with even total strangers, she possessed a contagious smile and an entertaining sense of humor. She could light up a room with her beauty and warm giving spirit. Throughout her life she maintained a fun, sweet and simple demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many, who even now are being changed by her witness of constant nurturing love and faith. Her signature gift of joy, shown through her constant smiling, laughter, and joking around, will never be forgotten.
After graduating from Mount St.Gertrude in Boulder, Colorado, Sheilagh moved to Arlington, Texas . Shortly after, she welcomed her first son, Mark Bradley into the world. Soon she met and married her Husband, David Stephen Fulton with whom she shared a wonderful 46 year long marriage, bringing another son David Jerett Fulton into the world.
Sheilagh possessed a true creative spirit, known for her amazing event and travel planning, entrepreneurship, design , photography , illustration , sewing , crafting and cooking talents among many others. She held numerous fascinating jobs in her life including Title, desktop publishing and web design, interior design, professional christmas decorating (she owned a christmas store for a few seasons and decorated known hotels all over Dallas) Event planning for high profile causes, and her own store, Lone Star Diva Designs. She was also a proud Ya-Ya, bringing together a fabulous group of women who she loved and loved her.
Sheilagh was an amazing wife, mother and friend to her many loved ones. She showed us her unconditional love every moment of her life and our lives are better for having known her love in our lives. When she wasn’t taking care of others, she enjoyed music, shopping, and most of all, traveling to visit her son all over America, antiquing in Round Top, TX and visiting her favorite city, New York, New York.
The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support in many heart-felt forms from too many people to name individually, but including: Hospice – the amazing Faith Presbyterian Hospice facility: family and friends – either through prayer and/or visits, neighbors, and even random acts of kindness through total “strangers”.
Her family members are numerous, but mainly include:
Husband of 46 years: David Stephen Fulton
Mother of 2 Children : Mark Bradley Fulton (1968-2015) and David Jerett Fulton
Grandmother to 2: Cody and Carrie Fulton
Immediate family: Brother, Ted Balch
In-Law’s: June Fulton, Rocky and Janice Potter, Robert and Teresa Fulton, Brent and Joyce Fulton, Sean and Shanna Fulton, Joni Balch, Eva Fulton
There will be a Memorial Service Saturday, July 28th at 2:00 pm at Faith Presbyterian Hospice Chapel, 12477 Merit Drive, Dallas,Texas 75251. Rev. Jarod Cooper will be officiating the celebration of life service.
This Obituary is written by David Jerett Fulton, in honor of my dearest Mother, my best friend and tireless supporter in my life. It was an honor to be your son and caregiver . It is my tribute to her memory, which will be carried on in the legacy of love which is now in each of us – the lives she formed and touched by her love.
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