Eileen L. Pace Schmidt

December 31, 1953February 29, 2012

Eileen L. Schmidt, 58, of Bartlett, died Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Baptist Trinity Hospice House in Collierville. Mrs. Schmidt is survived by her husband of 31 years, Gary L. Schmidt; her daughter, Brionne Beckman (William) of Cordova; her father, Rue Pace Sr. of Lynn, AR; two siblings, Laura Wilson (Tim) of Bartlett; and Rue Pace Jr. (DeeDee) of Tyronza, AR; her brother-in-law, Roger Schmidt (Pat) of Eureka, CA; and her sister-in-law, Bev Kittler (Dennis) of Elgin, IL; and seven nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Coravallene Pace, and her sister, Corinne Durfee. The family will receive friends at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens at 3700 N. Germantown Parkway, Bartlett on Friday, March 2, from 5 - 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at New Hope Christian Church 3300 Kirby Whitten Rd, Bartlett on Saturday, March 3, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at Memorial Gardens (formerly Memory Hill Gardens). The family requests that memorials be directed to The Huntington’s Disease Society of America at National Office 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902 New York, NY 10018, phone 212 242-1968 or 1-800-345-HDSA (4372); or to the Baptist Trinity Hospice House 1520 W. Poplar Collierville, TN 38017, 901 767-6767.


  • Visitation Friday, March 2, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 3, 2012

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Cheryl & Edna Loeding

March 20, 2012

Although we did not know Eileen that well what we do remember is that she was a kind, devoted, and loving mother and wife. She was loved by all and will be missed. Our sympathy to you and your family.

Tom & Shirley McBrayer

March 15, 2012

Gary and Brionne:
We are so sorry for your loss. Eileen was a very sweet, kind, and loving person. We remember when she was pregnant with Brionne and how happy she was. We will keep you both in our prayers. In Christian love, Tom and Shirley McBrayer

Doris & Pete Gottschalk

March 15, 2012

We were blessed to have known such a wonderful, kind and selfless person as Eileen. She was just one of our many blessings God has given us. We thank himfor the time we had with her. Opened our eyes as to what a true Christian can be. Gary and Brionne, You didn't loose her, you just gave her back. Enjoy your memories as you move on to the next chapter of your life.

March 13, 2012

Gary, Brionne and William,
You have been blessed with a fantastic wife, mother and mother-in-law. And Eileen was blessed with a loving and devoted family. We are inspired by her courage throughout her battle.

Blessings to all,
Barbara and Harold (aka Aunt Her and Uncle Him)

Tami Stout

March 11, 2012

No one else's wedding dress I'd rather sob into! You have always been the best Christian example. I will NEVER forget your awesome giggle and I love you so very much. So glad you are flying with the angles.

Dennny & Bev Kittler

March 10, 2012

Dearest Lord,
We thank You for taking Eileen to her Heavenly home. It is so comforting to know that she is now at peace.
Eileen, we will always love and miss you. Your passing will forever leave a hole in our family. Enjoy your dance now, until we all meet again.
With love, Denny & Bev

Kari Sauzier

March 9, 2012

Glad you are now dancing in heaven! Can't wait to see ya there one day! You really were an inspiration to me while here on earth! Love you!

William Beckman

March 9, 2012

Goodbye, beautiful. I love you. See you in the near future. Save some chocolate for me.

Diane Briggs

March 9, 2012

Thank you for sharing the family pictures. Only knowing Eileen for a short time her sweet ways made an impression on me. She really was amazing. Sending prayers to your family.

Jarrett Jones

March 8, 2012

I will be praying for you and your family.