OBITUARY

Thelma Pearl Crenshaw Sparkman

April 26, 1924April 25, 2012

Thelma Pearl Crenshaw Sparkman, 87, of Amarillo died Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

Thelma, a lifelong Texan reared in Paradise, moved to the Texas Panhandle as a young adult, where she remained for more than 60 years. In 1951, she established her home in Fritch, where she was a founder of Immanuel Baptist Church. In 1959, Fritch hired her as its first city secretary/tax assessor-collector, a position she held through the mid-1970s.

As a lifetime member of National Parent Teacher Association, Thelma contributed significantly to the development of Sanford-Fritch Independent School District. More recently, she lived in Amarillo, Fort Worth and Corpus Christi. Among her many other talents, she was a seamstress, ceramist and storyteller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn; a sister, Audrey Fay Haddock Moreland and her husband, George; her mother, Bertha Irene Kelly Crenshaw; and her father, Marcus Napolean Crenshaw.

Survivors include a daughter, Karon K. Connelly of Corpus Christi; two sons, Weldon Holley and wife Sandra of Pampa and Charles Holley of Corpus Christi; two sister, Betty Rambo and husband William of Jacksonville and Wanda McDaniel and husband Keith of Fort Worth. Thelma’s legacy spans children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends; each of whom held a special place in her heart.

Services

  • Family Visitation Saturday, April 28, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 28, 2012
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Thelma Pearl Crenshaw Sparkman

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May 1, 2012

I miss you sweet Thelma but I know you're at rest and I'm thankful for that and the assurance that I'll see you again. I cherish our last visit on MY birthday 2010 but especially our time together and with Fay in 2008 when we drove around our old "stomping grounds". Your driver was looking at the wrong gauge and almost ran out of gas. I'll never forget the look on Fay's face when she said "I've never put that much gas in my car before!" We love you. - Betty, Bill and the gang

LINDA GREGORY

April 30, 2012

LOVE YOU MY SWEET THELMA
LINDA

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