OBITUARY

Staci L. Gregory

March 4, 1964March 29, 2021

Staci Laine (Cassell) Gregory, 57, of Cypress, Texas passed away on March 29, 2021.

Staci was a dedicated mother, wife, gram, daughter, sister, niece, and friend to so many and she will be greatly missed. She loved spending her time being Gram and doting on her twelve grandchildren, traveling with her husband Doyle, and watching her beloved Houston Astros. She was welcoming to all and loved and cared deeply about everyone around her – always a listening ear and helping hand. When talking with her, she truly engaged in conversation, listening with full attention, and adding to a conversation her heartfelt wit and funny sarcastic comments. Staci was fiercely loyal, extremely creative, incredibly funny, and was always positive and selfless even through her long private battle with illness. Her devotion to the people she loved was unyielding. If she loved you, she would go to the ends of the earth for you and make you feel like the center of her world.

She is survived by husband Doyle Gregory, parents John and Eileen Cassell, and Linda Hendrix, sister Stefani Cassell, daughter Kortnee Ellingburg and husband Josh, daughter Britnee Doussan and husband Chad, daughter Kelsee Volk, son Travis Volk, stepsons Tommy Gregory and wife Lindsey and Alex Gregory, grandchildren Emma Shields, Serenity Roberts, Teagan Gregory, Keagan Doussan, Rori Shields, Felicity Roberts, Weston Shields, Addison Roberts, Jaci Doussan, Casen Ellingburg, Kinley Ellingburg, and Elliott Roberts, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

If desired, the family would appreciate contributions to The Children’s Heart Foundation, in lieu of flowers.

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    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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Lindsey Gregory

April 8, 2021

My heart aches to know that Staci is gone. The thought of her surfaces so many memories of how she impacted my life. First, she was always welcoming. She was never standoffish and when talking with her, she truly engaged in conversation, listening with full attention and adding to a conversation her heartfelt wit and funny, sarcastic comments. Next, her love for her children, grandchildren, and for Doyle was unparalleled. Her devotion to the people she loved was unyielding. If she loved you, she would go to the ends of the earth for you and make you feel like the center of her world. Her heart for animals was endless and it seems like she was never without a story of her newest rescue. She and I shared a deep love for spicy food and there was never a dish she cooked that wasn’t delicious. She was talented in the kitchen, both the home kitchen and the camp kitchen, making food at camp sites that spanned far beyond hamburgers and hotdogs and that were worthy of a Martha Stewart magazine cover. She went out of her way to make sure that Teagan was entertained, that she spent time with him, and really listened to him when he spoke. No matter how little he was, she she made it so that what he was saying was important. She was always on the look out for little moments where people were together, to secretly snap a picture of them... Doyle, Jim, and Tommy leaning on a fence, talking together, Tommy and Teagan crouched next to a pond. Of all the experiences I had with her, I think that is the legacy she left me: to slow down, notice, and maybe not just notice, but to genuinely see other people, listen intently when they talk to you, so much so that they know they matter. I am grateful to have known her and although I imagine the ache of losing her will never completely go away, I hope that with time, we each find comfort in happy memories of her and things that remind us of her show up out of the blue, in unexpected places, so that we can still feel her love and presence.

Jan Cook

April 7, 2021

To say Staci was my niece is so incomplete...she was my niece, my sister, my friend. She was the "baby doll" I played with, teaching her numbers and abc's. She was the little girl who fell in love with my husband and was going to marry him when she grew up. :) She was the typical teenager, growing into a beautiful young woman, marrying and having children of her own, who had children of their own. Staci loved being a mommy and she loved being a gram; it was her life mission. She was a lioness, a fierce protector of her children and grandchildren. She was more than a lioness, though, she was also a princess warrior. Those who went through her cancer battle with her will never forget how she fought like a girl and conquered the enemy, all the while encouraging others who were going through the same battle. She was truly an amazing woman. Some may say she lost this battle, but I can only imagine that she is victorious, surrounded by His glory, singing hallelujah, dancing for her Jesus. We love you, Staci. See you on the other side.

Karen Work (Mead)

April 5, 2021

Staci and I lived in Harvest Bend in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s and I met her through the babysitting club and women’s club we had in the neighborhood. I can honestly say it was one of the best groups of women I had known and all so friendly. I had the honor to watch Staci’s oldest girls, Kortnee and Britnee while Staci worked. They were my older two kids ages and we had many fun days together. Staci was always willing to help out anyone and was always smiling. She loved her kids and I know her grandkids since I reconnected with her on FB a few years ago. Her spirit lives on in her kids and grandkids and I will pray much comfort and peace on them as they say goodbye for a little while. Karen

Emma Shields

April 3, 2021

i’ve had many memories with Gram. the last one i shared with her face to face was when i went over to their house and i helped clean out their closet and i sorted her shoes. when i was little i used to try on her high heels and walk downstairs and model them without falling and i also tried on her jewelry. when i went over there i sorted through everything and had all the memories. we used to make monkey bread and make up words together too! i can’t imagine what Papa, Farm Papa, Aunt Kelsee, Aunt Kortnee, Uncle Travis, Aunt Stefani, and my Mom (Britnee) . i am so sorry and my heart goes out to everyone. i’m here for anyone if you ever need to talk! i love y’all and take care of yourselves and remember, she loved us all, when she loves someone she goes all in! she loved every single one of us more than anything and was always there for us.

Susan Reyes

April 2, 2021

I was so shocked and heartbroken when I heard my Dear friend Stacey had passed away. We had just talked on the phone and texted last week. I have so many baseball mom memories with her and memories of going to eat lunch with her, even last Summer when some of the restaurants
started opening back up, we went to La Maria. It was great catching up after the lockdown was somewhat lifted. I also remember back in 2013 when my husband MJ suffered a heart attack, she came to the hospital to sit and wait with me and my son Anthony. I will never forget that. We loved talking about everything, especially the Astros. It was hard yesterday watching the first game of the real season and wanting to call or text her. She was so fun to talk to and always made me laugh. I am praying for her daughters and their families who she loved more than anything and of course her son Travis who played baseball with my son on Tournament teams and at Cy Woods HS. She Loved You So Much Trav! We Love you too. Doyle, yall were a great couple and I know this has to be so Tough and devastating for you. Stacey always worried about your health so please take care of yourself. I knew she had some health issues off and on but she didn't really lead on to how serious it was, if she even knew. I know we talked more on the phone this past yr than ever before. We had more time to, ,with this Pandemic and Lockdown. I will treasure the memories of our friendship forever. At least you aren't in pain anymore. I Love and Miss you my friend. ❤️💔 Rest in Peace

Stefani Cassell

April 1, 2021

My heart is heavy with the loss of my big sister. There will never be another woman like her. I pray strength for all those who called her GRAM 💜

Barbara Schultz

April 1, 2021

I will miss our conversations. We would talk about everything. I will truly miss her.

Barbara

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