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McBride, Carol Ann Allen

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March 18, 1936 - February 20, 2014

McBride, Carol Ann Allen

Carol Ann Allen was married to Rev. C.A. McBride on June 4th, 1954. She was blessed with the birth of her only daughter Mary Ann on July 4th, 1962. She helped her husband start his ministry as an Assembly of God pastor in Carlsbad, NM and together they moved to Coppell to pastor First Assembly of God church in 1964. She witnessed the marriage of her daughter to Rodney Marcantel on June 5th, 1987 and the birth of her only granddaughter, Morgan, on September 10th, 1996.

She gave 35 years to ministry as a pastor’s wife, church secretary, Sunday School Teacher, and playing the organ. Her love for horses, especially her Paint – Prince – awarded her the nickname “The Rodeo Queen”. She rode horses all over Coppell with her daughter. Many memories were made shopping at Prestonwood Mall. She got the finest service at all the restaurants she visited because of her friendly personality. She never forgot anything including birthdays and anniversaries and would never forget to send cards to everyone on their special days. It was a ministry that touched thousands of lives. Even in the many hospitals, she knew ever nurse, worker and doctor by name and they treated her with the best care because of her sweet spirit.

The last 2 years of her life were spent in hospitals and rehab centers but she never gave up on life until she was ready to meet her Savior. She will be remembered for her sweet spirit, incredible memory, great food she cooked, her love for Chinese food, her Dooney & Bourke purses, her many, many shoes, ‘old green car’ and the Mercury Grand Marque car given to them on their 25th Church Anniversary.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.  Funeral service will be on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 10:oo am at Victorious Life Assembly of God, 2671 Macarthur Blvd, Lewisville, Texas 75067.  Burial will follow at Hilltop Memorial Park, 1810 N. Perry Road, Carrollton, Texas 75006.

 Carol’s Favorite Sayings

“Real class is Grace under pressure”

“Where the Heart is willing, it will find a Thousand ways;

  Where it is unwilling, it will find a Thousand excuses”

 “The devil does not stay where the music is”

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you;
You will be tomorrow where your thoughts will take you”

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Karla Rehwinkel Klos Fox

February 24, 2014 2:03PM

Carroll, "grief will last for a night, but joy comes in the morning". Wherever the night is, so is God; wherever the day is, so is God. May His peace that passes ALL understanding keep your heart and mind as you go through this difficult stage of life. I bless you......Karla

Sharon Yerby

February 24, 2014 1:43PM

What an honor I had to meet Sister McBride. She is a true saint of God and a mighty warrior in God's kingdom. John and I send our condolences to Pastor McBride and the Marcantel and Myers families. Sister McBride's faith and trust in God will be a continual example for all to follow. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. With Love, John and Sharon Yerby

Bob and Jan Hayes

February 23, 2014 8:57PM

Sister McBride was a wonderful person. Loving and caring and always had a smile and a hug for you. We were honored to know and love her. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Pastor McBride that God will comfort him at this time.

Weldon (Skip) Skipworth

February 23, 2014 6:46PM

Will Be Missed.
My God Be With you

Joseph Mathew

February 23, 2014 1:16PM

The McBride family ministered to me and my family through my childhood. We could always count on a smile and encouragement from sister McBride. She was a great and lovely person. Our deepest condolences to the family.
With love,
The Mathew Family

Dale and Maria Apple

February 22, 2014 10:37PM

What a blessing it was to have had this great woman of God enter our lives and touch us as she did. I thank God that we had a chance to visit with her this past Summer. Rest in peace sweet one. You and my mom are my angels looking over us.

Robert and Marlyn Scott

February 22, 2014 10:00PM

Sister McBride touched our family with her warm smile, and sincerity. I can still hear her voice and laughter from 20 years ago in Coppell.

Esther & Joe Walker

February 22, 2014 2:00PM

Sis. McBride was a very special lady. She had a very special part in my life growing up. She was always there for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family!

Karen & Richard Haefs

February 22, 2014 12:37PM

She will always be Sis. McBride to us too. You never left the church or her home without one of her hugs and kisses. Her smile would light a room. We love her and will miss her greatly.

Garry & Janell Sexton

February 22, 2014 12:14PM

Our memories of Sis. McBride are sweet and precious. She was a shining example of grace, patience and love. She will forever have a very special place in our hearts. Her spirit of servitude and her example of caring are memories that time cannot erase.

wilma monk

February 22, 2014 10:32AM

what a wonderful soul that has gone home.
loved her very much.

Betty Hitchcox

February 22, 2014 10:31AM

Sis.McBride always had a way of knowing just what to say. She has encouraged and blessed me more times than I can remember. She will truly be missed.

Norma Meek

February 22, 2014 10:27AM

Carol Ann and I have been friends since we were12 or 13 years of age.
She presented music at our wedding and her husband sang. Mary Ann and
out Janet were good friends growing up. Precious friend.

John White

February 22, 2014 9:39AM

From early childhood to my early twenties, all memories were a kind and understanding smile. Her legacy of strength and grace have encouraged everyone blessed to know her.

Vanna Cook Nokes

February 22, 2014 9:15AM

Heaven gained another sweet lady. She was a true and faithful friend to the Cook girls. Prayers for her family.

Liz and Mike Verhoeks

February 22, 2014 9:06AM

Our deepest condolences to Pastor McBride, the Marcantel and Myers families and all who knew and loved Sister McBride. She was so lovely and such a wonderful example of a truly Godly woman! We rejoice that she suffers no longer and is in the sweet presence of the Lord forever more. Until we meet again, Sister Mac...

Mike & Bonnie Edwards

February 21, 2014 4:37PM

She will always be Sister McBride to us and we were truly blessed to have known her. She had a major impact on both of our lives and will cherish the time we had with her. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family!

Eric Thompson

February 21, 2014 4:35PM

She was a lovely woman and a great friend . It was my pleasure to know her. I will truly miss her. God bless.
Eric Thompson