In Memory Of
Edna Sullivan - Fort Worth, TX

Edna Mae Sullivan entered this world on June 17, 1932. She entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the age of 90, on Monday afternoon May 29, 2023.

Edna was born in Hartsville, South Carolina, to proud parents Mattie Estelle Smith, a spinner operator, and Percy William Smith, a doffer and World War I veteran. Edna met the love of her life and eventual husband, William (Bill) Sullivan, at the age of 16 at the soda shop where Bill worked. They were married just over a year later, on New Year’s Day of 1950, shortly before Bill was deployed overseas with the US Army. They were married 73 years.

Edna’s faith was an integral part of her life. As teens, Edna and Bill attended a small tent revival led by Billy Graham. It was here that they publicly dedicated their lives to the LORD where Billy Graham’s mother was their counselor. Through the years, she taught Sunday School to youth and to senior adults, started media libraries in several churches, attended and volunteered with Bible Study Fellowship, and assisted with children’s choir. She was passionate about missions, working with Women’s Mission Organizations in support of missionaries around the world. Her love for others came from her personal walk with the LORD. She loved reading her Bible and committing scripture to memory. Her prayer life was strong and consistent, faithfully praying for her family, friends, and anyone in need. Her strongest prayer was that her children and grandchildren would also come to love Jesus Christ as she did and live a life that honored Him.

Even as she battled cancer, she took every opportunity to speak of her love for the LORD and share the good news of Jesus Christ with doctors, nurses, caregivers, and anyone who would listen. She was a true friend to everyone, compassionate, kind, humble and loving. She left a lasting impact on her family and all who came to know her.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents, Percy William Smith and Mattie Estelle Smith; brothers, Clifford Smith and Percy Smith; and sister, Carolyn Growchowski. She is survived by her husband of 73 years, William Louis Sullivan; daughter, Karen Slininger and husband, Mike; and daughter, Debbie Dena and husband David. She also leaves behind six grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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