A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

To honor her memory and her legacy, her family encourages you to be kind, respectful and considerate of one another. In doing so, her sweet spirit will continue to live on in each of us.
OBITUARY

Edna L. Fitzgerald

August 11, 1945July 18, 2020

Edna “Lulu” Fitzgerald, age 74, born August 11, 1945 in Decatur, Texas and transitioned into Heaven on July 18, 2020 in Plano, Texas.

Family will receive friends from 6 pm to 8 pm, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Hawkins Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Decatur, Texas 76234. Funeral Service will be held at 2 pm, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Hawkins Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.

Lulu was a life-time resident of Decatur, and was deeply rooted in her community, as well as the people she loved so dearly. In her early years she was involved with 4-H, FFA, Girl Scouts, Pee Wee football, the Wise Co. Jr. Women’s Club, and was the recipient of the “Woman of the Year” on several occasions.

While raising their family, Lulu also assisted her husband, H.S., as a bookkeeper for his business. She eventually retired from the Wise County Sheriff’s Office after 14 years of service, where she considered her co-workers as family.

Lulu shared much of herself with her community, co-workers, friends, and family, including her kindness, acceptance and respect for all - regardless of their station or position in life. She never knew a stranger, and was a welcoming presence to those around her.

Most importantly, Lulu treasured her role as a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her love for her family was unconditional, and time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren brought much joy to her life. Lulu is survived by her children, Monty Fitzgerald and his wife, Melissa of Bridgeport, Marcie Russell and her husband Robin of Keller and Marty Fitzgerald and his wife Jodi of Chico; grandchildren, Makenzie Torres and her husband Anthony of Bridgeport, Jake Fitzgerald of Chico, Jaci Fitzgerald and her partner Derrick Counts of Lubbock, Makayla Fitzgerald and her fiancé Joseph Davis of Bridgeport, Blaine Fitzgerald and her partner Andrew Cecil of Corpus Christi, Christina Russell of Keller, Stephen Russell and his wife Cori of Seattle, WA and Brayden Garrett of Bridgeport; great grandchildren, Reece Cecil, Ezekiel, Abigail and Noah Torres, Logan Garrett and Eli Martinez; brother, Bo Sherman and his wife, Charlene of Utah; sister-in-laws, Lorene Daughtry of Waco and Joyce Boone and her husband Bill of Mineral Wells; niece, Kristy Jaramillo and her husband Brandon of Utah; aunt, Nona Rick of Nevada; uncles, Dean Banks and his wife, Shirley of California and Jerry Banks and his wife Joann of Utah and numerous other family and friends who she considered family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, H.S. Fitzgerald; mother, Luella Banks Brewer; father, Ed Sherman; aunts, Faye Lewis and Joyce Slate; uncles, Ray Banks, Eugene Banks and Benny Banks and numerous other family members who she loved so dearly.

To honor her memory and her legacy, her family encourages you to be kind, respectful and considerate of one another. In doing so, her sweet spirit will continue to live on in each of us.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Steve Slate
  • Kyle Stephens
  • Dewayne Garrett
  • Rick Denny
  • Jason McCall
  • Eric Bridges
  • Rick Rabon, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dennis Hudson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Charles Griffeth, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Family will receive friends

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

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  • Graveside Service to follow Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

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Memories

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Thomas Rawle

July 29, 2020

Edna was always a precious kind-hearted person. I have known her since I was a small child showing sheep with her kids. She will be missed always and we pray your family heals during this time of loss.

Leda Becker

July 28, 2020

Oh Marcie I am so so sorry for the loss of your mom! I know she was your best friend. On the few occasions I met her, she was such a loving and kind person and I felt instantly accepted by her. Your statement in the obituary " She showed kindness, acceptance and respect for all - regardless of their station or position in life" rings so true. I will say prayers for you. Now she will be helping your dad drop those pennies from Heaven.

Jolene Byington

July 24, 2020

Marcie -
My sympathy in the loss of your mom. Robyn fondly speaks often of you and your family and was saddened that she couldn't be with you this past week. May loving fun memories of your mom hold her in an always special place of your heart.
Jolene Byington (Robyn's Co-Worker @ Penwell-Gabel)

Mark Peterson

July 24, 2020

Edna was such a nice person. She always had a smile on her face and love in her heart. She will be missed by so many. She was always a pleasure to talk to. Prayers for her family and friends.

Samuel Kastor

July 22, 2020

Lulu was one of my favorite people I’ve ever met, and it was a pleasure knowing her. She will be missed greatly by so many!

Jake Zievert & Hannah Goyer

July 22, 2020

It was truly a pleasure knowing Lulu, she will be deeply missed.

Love,
Jake Zievert & Hannah Goyer

Debbie McKee Burkholder

July 22, 2020

Ms. Edna was the sweetest and most caring person I’ve ever known. She was always smiling and had a kind word for everyone. . I will always cherish her sweet memory.

DeDe (South) Diaczenko

July 21, 2020

Edna was always around when the youth fair was in full swing. I remember her being so kind and helpful to each kid that had something to turn in, wrangle, brush, wash, bake, or sew. I am so glad she was there just to be a friendly face and to set things right. She certainly was a blessing to everyone who knew her. I know she will be missed.

Lara Shotwell

July 21, 2020

There will never be another like her. She was definitely one of a kind! She was always smiling, always laughing and always giving out hugs. I received some of the best hugs ever from her recently. She will be greatly missed.

Johnny and Gayla Britt

July 21, 2020

We met H.S. and Edna almost as soon as we moved to Decatur. We were neighbors, Monty, for awhile if you remember. I always loved your mom with her beautiful smile and good hugs. Our hearts go out to all of you.
Johnny and Gayla Britt

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