Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home

10501 Garland Road, Dallas, TX


Mary Ellen (Fuqua) Stout

July 14, 1950January 23, 2020

Mary Ellen (Fuqua) Stout, age 69 passed away on Thursday January 23, 2020. Mary Ellen was born Friday July 14, 1950 in Dallas, Texas to May Byrne Fuqua and Milton Stevens Fuqua.

She grew up in East Dallas, Texas with her older brother, Steve, and younger brother Richard. Before her passing, Mary Ellen shared with her family that she was thankful for her upbringing and the people who surrounded her throughout her life.

Mary Ellen attended St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School for elementary and middle school, and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School Class of '68. She went on to receive her associates degree from Richland College.

She was a successful business owner in the gift industry. She was the owner and operator of her own jewelry manufacturing business for over 30 years. As the owner, she grew her business from the ground up, creating a company that supported her and her family for many years.

She was a devout Catholic and was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Mary Ellen loved gardening and cooking with what she grew in her own backyard. She loved traveling the world, camping, hiking and horseback riding. She also had a great love for rescuing senior corgis. As a person, she valued her independence, had a quiet strength about her and a natural elegance. As a friend, she was selfless, dependable, and fun to be around. As a parent, she was loving, kind and supportive of whatever her children and grandchildren wanted to do in life. She was a proud mother and grandmother who loved to share in her family's adventures and achievements.

She loved spending time at the Dallas Arboretum, in the countryside, or in her backyard gardening and relaxing. She absolutely adored her four grandchildren and would spend as much time with them as she could.

Mary Ellen was a strong supporter of the SPCA, Faerydog Corgi Rescue and LUNGevity.

Mary Ellen will be greatly missed by many as a mother, grandmother and friend.

Mary Ellen is survived by: Rebecca (Andrew) Wilson of Dallas, Texas; Ryan (Samantha) Stout of New York, New York; granddaughters Hannah and Tessa Wilson; and grandsons Ian Wilson and Griffin Stout.

Mary Ellen was preceded in death by: Father Milton Stevens Fuqua, and Mother May Byrne Fuqua, and Brother Steve Fuqua.

A Rosary for Mary Ellen will be held Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 7:00 PM at Sparkman - Crane Funeral Home, 10501 Garland Road, Garland, Texas. The Funeral Service will occur Friday, January 31, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 6306 Kenwood Avenue, Dallas, Texas, followed by a Committal Service at 1:00 PM at Calvary Hill Cemetery, 3235 Lombardy Lane, Dallas, Texas.

Serving as Pallbearers are Cindy Baillie, Susan Waldrip, Imelda Donnelly, Patrick Byrne, Richard Fuqua and Mark Zimmermann.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary Ellen's memory may be made to LUNGevity Foundation; or the SPCA of Texas. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Sparkman-Crane.com for the Stout family.


  • Rebecca (Andrew) Wilson, Daughter and Son-in-law of Dallas, Texas
  • Ryan (Samantha) Stout, Son and Daughter-in-law of New York, New York
  • Hannah Wilson, Granddaughter
  • Tessa Wilson, Granddaughter
  • Ian Wilson, Grandson
  • Griffin Stout, Grandson
  • Richard Fuqua, Brother
  • Milton Stevens Fuqua, Father (deceased)
  • May Byrne Fuqua, Mother (deceased)
  • Steve Fuqua, Brother (deceased)

  • Cindy Baillie, Pallbearer
  • Susan Waldrip, Pallbearer
  • Imelda Donnelly, Pallbearer
  • Patrick Byrne, Pallbearer
  • Richard Fuqua, Pallbearer
  • Mark Zimmermann, Pallbearer


  • Rosary Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Committal Service Friday, January 31, 2020


Mary Ellen (Fuqua) Stout

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Roya Saberzadeh

February 17, 2020

Dear Rebecca, Ryan and Campus ID family

It is with a heavy heart I write this note. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. I will miss Mary Ellen dearly.

Dianna Drury

February 2, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. May your family remember all of the good times.
Dianna Drury

Renita Atkinson

January 28, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear about Ms. Mary Ellen. I am a customer of campus id and she was my representative. Very sweet lady!!! Prayers for the family🙏🏻

Carol Francis

January 27, 2020

We have the same birthday. I never knew that. So sorry to hear of her passing. Payers for her family.

Darlene Reed

January 26, 2020

Dearest Family,
So very sorry for your loss. Mary Ellen and I were Woodrowgirls, Class of ‘68. I haven’t seen her in years, but still remember how kind she was to everyone. In a time of drama and uncertainty, she was always calm and poised.
Surrounding you all with love and prayers,

Susan Waldrip

January 26, 2020

Words cannot express how very much your mom will be missed. She was my cousin, even more so she was a dear friend . I will always cherish the many memories from the lake to the beach, birthdays, trips, and concerts at the arboretum with Mary Ellen and my brother Pat. Although sad to be apart from her now I have peace knowing Mary Ellen chose to walk with Christ while she was here in this world. We are all just one heartbeat away from eternity. Let us choose to follow Mary Ellen’s example and make Christ Lord of our lives. For my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ may we hold fast to the peace Christ affords us and remember what Hebrews 13:14 says, “This world is not our permanent home, we are looking forward to a home yet to come.” - Much Love, Susan Waldrip

Jimmy Justice

January 26, 2020

Such a sweet, soft-spoken, and gentle soul. She never joked around, but smiled sweetly as others did. She was tolerant, diplomatic, and preferred to speak her truth to others with velvet gloves. I’m certain she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. From her WWW family, we bid her a heartfelt and warm goodbye.

Linda Still

January 26, 2020

Dear Fuque/Stout family,
I had the pleasure of knowing Mary Ellen from grade school at St. Thomas. She is one of the sweetest, kindest people I have ever known. Even in first grade, she was quiet and kind too all. She, Marguerite, Marilyn and I went on a little road trip to Waco a while back, and even though we hadn’t seen each other in a while, she was the same sweet, soft spoken lovely person she has always been. She will be sorely missed. Sincerely, Linda Still.

Candace Jernigan

January 26, 2020

I cannot express my extreme sadness to hear of Mary Ellen's passing. Rebecca and Ryan, I lost my mom in 2007 and share in your sorrow. Although this time is bittersweet I remember and cherish working at Design Visions and looked forward to going to work to see everyone, especially Patrick and Mary Ellen.
May our Lord and His Blessed Mother comfort you all and know she is in Heaven watching over you all

Candace Jernigan

Marguerite Camp (Scholle)

January 26, 2020

Mary Ellen and I were very close in grade school and the first two years of high school. We had just reconnected about two years ago and I saw her often since then. I knew about the cancer, but she looked so good and appeared to be beating it. Before Christmas when we had our last lunch, she seemed so well that this comes as a true shock and I am devastated that I can no longer call or see her. This is the second friend I have lost in one year to cancer and I can hardly breath through this. I pray for all her children and grandchildren.