Shirley Kyle Crisp
July 7, 1937 – May 8, 2019
On July 7, 1937 in the small North East Texas town of Cooper, God sent one of his sweetest angels to brighten the paths of all who would know and love her. HE gave her a beautiful smile and eyes that twinkled to help her on the way. On May 08, 2019, after an extended battle with cancer, God called her back home with the words “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Her parents were Elmo and Lottie Webster Kyle. She had one brother, Jack Britton Kyle, whom she watched over, defended and cared for all the years they were together.
Her first school was a one-room school in Reno, TX. She moved with her parents to Lubbock, TX. in 1947 where she started the fifth grade at Central Ward, then Carroll Thompson Jr. High and graduated from Lubbock High School in 1955. Upon graduating she worked as secretary at the Broadway Church of Christ. There she met and married James R Crisp lll “Jim “on Jan. 7, 1958. She provided a solid foundation for her husband as they first lived in Istanbul, Turkey, while Jim was serving his time in the Air Force. Cathy, their first child, was born there. Their steadfast Christian faith served them well as Jim attended medical school in Tennessee and California before moving back to Lubbock. Dr. Crisp began his practice as the first board-certified allergist in Lubbock. Dr. Crisp preceded her in death on May 31, 1999. Through triumph and tragedy her faith kept her strong.
Shirley carried many names during her life time: daughter, sister, wife, mother, and daughter-in-law- all of which she wore and fulfilled proudly. She was the proud mother of one son J.B. Crisp, and one daughter Cathy Crisp Weems (husband Philip Weems). The name that really made her eyes light up was “MaMa”, the name chosen and bestowed upon her by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her grandchildren are Heather Weems Gallagher (husband Jason Gallagher) and Hannah Weems Bailey (husband Mark Bailey). Her five great-grandchildren are Ellie Gallagher, Ashlyn Gallagher, Ryleigh Gallagher, Henry Bailey and Charlotte Bailey.
Shirley had a passion for the culinary arts and she loved to demonstrate her fantastic talent and knowledge of cooking while entertaining family and friends. Each dish was served with a large helping of love. Life seemed better and the world a kinder place to live in after spending time with her. Parting with her now would be unbearable if it were not for the knowledge that she is with God and we will see each other again in the twinkling of an eye.
- Elmo and Lottie Kyle, Parents
- Jack Britton Kyle, Brother
- James R Crisp III, Husband
- J.B. Crisp and Cathy Crisp Weems and husband, Philip, Children
- Heather Weems Gallagher and husband, Jason, and Hannah Weems Bailey and husband, Mark, Grandchildren
- Ellie Gallagher, Ashlyn Gallagher, Ryleigh Gallagher, Henry Bailey and Charlotte Bailey, Great-grandchildren
- Joe Barnett, Honorary
- Barry Bartee M.D., Honorary
- Terry Blankenship, Honorary
- Dr. Ken Dye, Honorary
- Mott Jones, Honorary
- Don Nickels, Honorary
- Darrel Watson, Honorary
- Warren White, Honorary
- Visitation Thursday, May 16, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, May 17, 2019
Shirley Kyle Crisp
May 15, 2019
So sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet and special lady. She was so nice and Appreciative to the office when Dr Crisp passed. She will be missed by all. Prayers to family. Nurse Judy
Aletha (Maisie) Birkelbach
May 15, 2019
She was the most gracious and loving person. I am blessed to have known her. Love and prayers to the family.