Wilma Jo RUDESEAL
June 20, 1929 – April 5, 2018
Wilma Jo Rudeseal was born in Sweetwater, Texas, on June 20, 1929 and entered into the presence of our Lord on April 5, 2018 after a long illness. She was the daughter of Elton Taylor and Beulah Hemingway who preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, John L. Rudeseal, Jr.; son, Lee Rudeseal and his wife Ellen; son, Mark Rudeseal and his wife Lou Ann; son, Micah Rudeseal and his wife Ronda. Grandchildren include Kevin Rudeseal, Eric Rudeseal, Sarah Hackleman, and Ryan Rudeseal. Great grandchildren are Jordan Hackleman, Madison Hackleman, Kassidy Rudeseal, Trevor Rudeseal, and Maddox Rudeseal. She was preceded in death by great-grandson Carter Hackleman. She had many nieces and nephews, cousins, and in-laws who loved her dearly. Wilma worked as a customer service representative for Sears Roebuck & Co. until she retired in 1991. In the early years of married life, she enjoyed being active in the local community theater and teaching swimming lessons. She loved reading, painting, and enjoying her beautiful backyard and patio. She volunteered for many years at the media library at First Baptist Church, Carrollton. Her greatest loves were traveling with John and playing with and reading to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In their later years, she and John had many fun evenings playing Chicken Foot with their close friends. She will be greatly missed by a multitude of friends and family members. Wilma had a strong faith and was a mighty prayer warrior for her family and friends. Visitation will be Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at First Baptist Church, 2400 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton. Memorial Service will be Friday, April 13, 2018, at First Baptist Church, with internment at the DFW National Military Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211, at 2:15 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to the Make a Wish Foundation. For more information, visit wwwmetrocrest-hilltop.com.
- Visitation Thursday, April 12, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, April 13, 2018
- Committal Service Friday, April 13, 2018
Wilma Jo RUDESEAL
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April 6, 2018
Aunt Wilma was the kindest sweetest person I have ever known. She was always so happy to see us when we came through town and made us feel very welcome, all 6 of us! When crisis hit my family it would've been easier for her to turn her back on us, but she was there, helping and comforting until the crisis passed. The world is a better place because Aunt Wilma was here mending broken hearts, lending a hand and brightening the world with that beautiful smile.