September 7, 1930 - April 16, 2019
Charline Cox Shehane went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at the age of 88. She was born on September 7, 1930 in Farmers Branch to Bill and Vera Cox, the second daughter and youngest of four children. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 37 years, Ray Marshall Shehane, her parents William Lewis (Bill) Cox and Vera Mae (Mama) Vincent Cox, brothers Robert Lewis (Bob) Cox and sister-in-law Reta, Murrel Franklin (Nubbin) Cox and sister-in-law Nita, sister Maurine Cox Pollard and brother-in-law G. W. (Dub) Pollard, daughter-in-law Nancy Carter Shehane, and greatgrandson John Dean Davis.
She is survived by her children Jimmie Ray Shehane, Dr. Jerry Shehane and wife Lynda, Dr. Joan Davis and husband Dr. Rick, Jane Scott and husband, Harold, her grandchildren Jeremy Davis and wife Crystal, Jennifer Atchley and husband, Larry, Jonathan Davis and wife Stephanie, Dr. Jordan Davis and wife Dr. Caitie, David Shehane and wife Lindsey, Dr. Michael Shehane and wife Dr. Melissa, Katy Kempf and husband Josh, Kimberley Hale and husband Steve, Kristi McDaniel and husband, Cliff, Nate Shehane and wife Ari, and Stephanie Aves and husband Victor. She is also survived by 22 great grandchildren, Julia, Megan, Faith, Logann, Grant, Layton, Abry, Annalynn, Jace, Caroline, Charline, Will, Lily, Alison, Caleb, Desiree, Annalyce, Breanne, Kiera-Jasper, Shiloh, Preston, and Tyson and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Charline graduated from Carrollton High School in 1948. Active in school life, she was involved as drum major for the marching band, forward on the girls’ varsity basketball team, member of the choral club and annual staff, and she served as an officer for the student council. She was an avid bowler, winning many awards at Valwood Lanes in Farmers Branch. She also loved playing softball for the First Baptist Church Carrollton team which was coached by her husband, Ray, and pastor Dr. Fred White. A deeply devoted wife, mother, and homemaker, she treasured her time with her children, and she found deep joy and satisfaction from keeping a clean and organized household.
Charline was also a very talented seamstress, making most of her twin girls’ clothes and prom dresses, and Easter outfits for the girls and for Jerry. She spent hours sewing handmade blankets for Ronald McDonald house and Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD unwed mothers. A faithful member of First Baptist Church of Farmers Branch, she was involved in many different ministries. She especially enjoyed serving on the bereavement committee.
In the words of her son Jerry, “My sweet Mother Charline, 88, was wrapped in the loving arms of Jesus at 9:48 Tuesday morning, April 16, 2019 with blessed peace. We all rejoice with Precious Memories but broken hearts. A life well lived and a faith in her Lord like tempered steel. Love you, Mother.”
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the general fund at First Baptist Church of Farmers Branch, 13017 William Dodson Parkway, Farmers Branch, TX, 75234.
The family will be receiving friends for visitation on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at First Baptist Church Farmers Branch, 13017 William Dodson Parkway, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234 beginning at 9:30 am and continuing to 11:00 am when the funeral service will begin. Charline will be laid to rest following the funeral service at Hilltop Memorial Park, 1810 N. Perry Road, Carrollton, Texas 75006.
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