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Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home & Memorial Park

1917 Archer City Hwy, Wichita Falls, TX

OBITUARY

Beckie Smith Sherman

May 19, 1929June 12, 2012

Beckie Sherman, 83, of Wichita Falls died Tuesday, June 12, 2012 in Wichita Falls. Services have been scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Shiloh Baptist Church officiated by grandson, Reverend Dannon Newman and Reverend Clarence Hightower, Sr. Interment will follow at Crestview Memorial Park. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at 10:00 a.m., Saturday at the church.

The late, Hosea and Mabel Smith welcomed the birth of their daughters, Beckie and identical twin, Rebecca on May 19, 1929 who were the second birth of eight daughters. The Smith Family reared their children in the Ash community of Crockett, TX. Beckie truly loved the Lord and faithfully began her service to Him at an early age as a result of her Christ filled spirited mother, Mabel. She was baptized at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Beckie attended high school at both William High School in Crockett and later Booker T. Washington in Arizona. While in school, she enjoyed a range of sports from her participation on the basketball team or sometimes as a spectator. Fishing and running track were her other favorite sports.

Years later, Beckie’s marriage to Nathan Sherman in 1946 welcomed the birth of their five children. Choica resides in Wichita Falls. Helen resides in Converse, TX. Thompsine of Missouri City, TX was deceased December 2004. Randle also resides in Wichita Falls. Tawni takes up residence in Dallas, TX. Along with the five children are nine grandchildren, twelve great grand-children and one great great-grandchild. Also left to mourn her death are her sisters, Emma Lee Walker, Rebecca Jordan and Caroline Smith all of Anchorage, Alaska; Fannie Mae Harpole of Portland, Organ; Tina Reed of Dallas, TX; Lovie Prosser of Fort Worth, TX and Flora Willette of Converse, TX. Other survivors include her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Henriette Sherman Gipson and Walter Lee Sherman, Jr. both of Houston, TX. She is also survived by a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

During her service as a member of Shiloh Baptist Church for over 40 years, she held the following positions in the Adult Senior Choir – Secretary and later contact person.

As per the Minister of Music, it was stated, “I want to do this wholeheartedly.” And that she did. Sister Sherman offers to the Shiloh Baptist Church four generations from the Sherman Family; Sister Sherman, Choica, Ingrid and Makenzi.

Having been employed as a direct care staff at the Wichita Falls State Hospital, she retired after 31 years of service. Her accomplishments and awards include from the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Wichita Falls State Hospital - Employee of the Month, March 1991; Perfect Attendance; Recognition of Successful Completion a) Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior, Level 2 b) Specialist I Training; Department Medication Program a) 80 hour course and recognized proficiency examination and administration of medications b) Certificate of Appreciation for 5 years of Meritorious Service. From the American Heart Association – Attendant I – In Closed Chest Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation was another award.

If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls.

Please share your condolences and fond memories with the Sherman family at www.hamptonvaughancrestview.com.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, June 16, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 16, 2012

Memories

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Helen Sherman Dillard

January 4, 2019

Precious Mother,

Mrs. Faye has passed recently.

The ole neighborhood is thinning.

Of course, you will be forever missed.

Always,

Your loving second daughter,

Recee

Helen Sherman Dillard

January 4, 2019

Dearest Mother,

Aunt Bobbi continues to make progress as she remains in the hospital. Praise God for her progress.

Love,

ReCee

Helen Sherman Dillard

January 4, 2019

Mother,

Thomas is getting married in March of this year.

I know you will be here with u in spirit.

Love you...

ReCee

Helen (ReCee) Sherman Dillard

March 25, 2018

Loving brother, Randle,

Life without you continues to be ever so empty. Nonetheless, you are forever in our daily prayers and thoughts.

Warm blessings are to be held in high esteem for you each and every day.

Until we join the glorious reunion with the Sherman family.

Your sis,

ReCee

Helen Sherman (ReCee) Dillard

March 25, 2018

Dearest Mother,

Having witnessed the passing of another of your 7 sisters, God has called home another of the Smith daughters of Hosea and Mabel Smith.

Prayers and love continue from the family near and far.

You are forever loved and missed, dearly. Praise God for times we all shared.

Your loving children,

Choica, Helen (ReCee) and Tawni

Helen Sherman Dillard

March 4, 2017

Mother dear,

Your daughters - Choica, Helen and Tawni continue to converse daily of you not being here with us in person but in precious and special memory.

We just celebrated Choica's birthday last month. Tomorrow is Tawni's special say!!!
Praise God for His goodness, support and protection on us all. All we have is His.
Of course now, we thank Him ever so much for His unlimited blessings.

We all acknowledge in time, God will call us home to our forever resting place. Until then, we shall continue to worship Him in truth and love.

Still missing you dearest Mother,

Helen (Re'Cee)

Helen Sherman Dillard

March 4, 2017

Dearest Mother,

Our sincere love is forever tested, daily.

Tee's life has been cut short by mankind. Of course, we continue to believe The Lord has the last call, not mankind.

The many prayers will remain for him, his salvation, his soul resting in the arms of Jesus and peace. Chaplains, retired and active duty, friends near and far, family and relatives as well as strangers across the globe lifted him in prayers with hope, inspiration, encouragement and the desire to fight for life beyond mankind's wish to cease his life. Nonetheless, mankind took control. Hence, prayers will always remain first in our lives now and forever.

Continuing life in God, the father,

Helen Sherman (Re'Cee)

Helen (Re'Cee) Sherman Dillard

February 12, 2017

Dearest Mother,

Tee continues to suffer with a series of illnesses. Nonetheless, we have prayer warriors throughout these continental United States for his recovery. We know God is good and can heal him.

We know you are in prayer for and with Tee. Thanks mother. You know I have forgiven him and wish plus pray for his speedy recovery.

God is good as Tee is still His child.

Love you,

Helen (Re'Cee)

Helen Sherman Dillard

January 26, 2017

Mother,

This Saturday, 1-28-17, Serena and Venus Williams will play each other in the Australian Open. I will watch along with Aunt Bobbi as if you were sitting with us. Of course, you will be with us in heart and spirit.

Love you Mother...

ReCee (Helen)

Helen Sherman Dillard

January 26, 2017

Mother,

Love in warmth and devotion are forever in our hearts for you.

Always and forever, this day and everyday,

ReCee (Helen)

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