OBITUARY

Mike and Cynthia McLelland

Mike and Cynthia McLelland died on March 30, 2013. He was born August 23, 1949. She was born October 18, 1947. Mike grew up in Wortham, TX. He obtained a B.A. in history from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master's Degree in psychology from Ball State University, and a Jurisprudence of Law from Texas Wesleyan School of Law. He served in the Army for 23 years, retiring as a decorated Major. Mike was a clinical psychologist for many years before pursuing a legal career. He had a private practice in Corpus Christi and Dallas, TX. Mike worked as a public defender for Dallas County before being elected as the District Attorney of Kaufman County in 2010. Cynthia grew up in Okmulgee, OK and Highland Park, TX. She obtained a B.S. in psychology from Austin College, a Master's Degree in psychology from Texas Women's University, and an Associate's and RN in nursing from Del Mar College. Cynthia worked as a clinical psychologist for many years before becoming a nurse. She worked at the Terrell State Hospital. These two were a mismatched pair that fit perfectly. They were a true love story and will be greatly missed by their family, friends, and community. Mike is survived by his mother Wyvonne McLelland; daughter Krista Ball, grandsons Ty and Trent; son JR McLelland and Marlyn Bland, grandsons James and Coby; son Josh and wife Jeana McLelland, grandchildren Brody and Laura; sister Marsha and husband Rick Calame. Cynthia is survived by her mother Shirley Woodward; son Nathan and wife Julie Foreman; daughter Christina Foreman; sister Nancy and husband Gary John; brother Kenneth and wife Laurel Woodward; brother Stephen and wife Georgina Woodward; sister Diane and husband John Hayden. A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 4, 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Sunnyvale, 3018 North Beltline Road, Sunnyvale TX 75182. The family will receive friends for visitation Thursday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Wortham. A family funeral will be held Friday, April 5, 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Wortham, TX. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Sparkman-Richardson Funeral Directors in Richardson, TX.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, April 4, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, April 4, 2013
  • Memorial Service Friday, April 5, 2013
REMEMBERING

Mike and Cynthia McLelland

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Cheryl Thomasson

April 16, 2013

Dear Nathan,

My heart is very sad and heavy, and my deepest heartfelt sympathy, thoughts, and prayers go out to you, your sister, and all of your extended family in this time of your tragic loss. So glad that I had the opportunity to see the memorial and attend the funeral service to speak to you.

I was fortunate enough to call Mike and Cynthia McLelland my friends. We attended church together, were in the same Sunday school class, and I saw them often at various functions when we all lived in Terrell. My son, Justin and I also had the opportunity of going on a FUMC-Terrell ski trip with Mike, Cynthia, and Nathan back in January 2006. Being able to room with Mike and Cynthia where we stayed, I got to know them even better. How I enjoyed our meals and card games together!

She told me when they met and found each other, they knew from the beginning that they were "soul mates" and meant to be together forever. They were both so honest, and one thing I will always remember that she taught me was "to not worry so much about what other people think."

They were two of the nicest, funniest, loveliest people I've ever known. Rest in peace my dear friends...you will be greatly missed.

"I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me" Philippians 4:13

April 13, 2013

My heartfelt condolences to both families. I was blessed to have known Cynthia as my employer at Corpus Christi State School. May our Lord continue to be with you.
Susan L. Thomann (Quinlan, TX)

E Dorsey

April 8, 2013

The world will not be the same without Mike & Cynthia. We were blessed to know them during their time on earth. We give our sincere condolences to the family. I watched the memorial online, as we were readying to head out of town. A fitting tribute to such wonderful Christian people. Prayers for all, touched by this tragedy.

E. Warman

April 7, 2013

I spent a memorable evening with Mike & Cynthia at the Corpus Prosecutors' Annual. We sat close to the water for dinner, and just had the best time! I just fell in love with both of them; beautiful people, who were so deeply in love with each other. At the next Annual, on Padre, I looked for them every day, and asked everyone if they'd seen Kaufman County. Finally, I checked the registration list, and they weren't present. "Next year", I thought to myself, "Next year". They really were so exceptional, so vital, such a joy to be with...

I wish I had words to express what I feel. I've cried many tears. The Memorial Service was worthy of them, really beautiful. ( I was the ADA from Taylor County with the black cane. ) The service was incredibly moving. You who spoke, especially the children, gave a great comfort and strength to all who attended. You were noble, brave, and shining examples of your parents' values.

May God bless and comfort you in this horrible time.

All respect, and love to all of you who grieve,
Etta Warman
ADA Taylor County

Loyd Richey DPD 1854

April 7, 2013

To Nathan and family: Words fail me in this hour, I ask the Lord to send the Holy Spirit, the Comforter to you.

Vernell Lee

April 5, 2013

J.R. and boys, there are no words to express my heartfelt saddness for yall in the loss of Mike and Cynthia. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

jacoby means

April 5, 2013

Am sorry for the loss of your brother and your sister in law remember god will always love and keep you. my heart goes out to you and your family. to my teacher mrs calame from your student jacoby means.

Lori

April 5, 2013

Love and prayers from The McLelland's of N.C.

Vance and Lana Walters

April 5, 2013

I have known the McLelland family for 40 something years as we rode horses with his sister, Marsha. Our thoughts and prayers go out to this wonderful family and many prayers for Mrs. Wyvonne. Love to each of you.
Vance and Lana (Gallegos) Walters

Debby Miller

April 4, 2013

Even though I didn't know them, I want to extend my thoughts and prayers to their families.