In Memory

Agnes McElroy**

Agnes McElroy**

Agnes McElroy
1916 - 2006

 

Our beloved “Aggie” departed this life on April 27, 2006, at the age of 90 years. Agnes was born in Grand Cane, LA to Jesse B. and Alma Gill. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA from McKendree College in Lebanon, IL in 1958, and went on to obtain her Masters Degree from Trinity College in San Antonio, TX in 1962.

Aggie loved the time she spent in Japan. She taught Spanish and History at JHS in 1960-1962. She and Bob Lungren were great friends and corresponded until his death.

Agnes devoted her life to her family and school children across the country. She retired after 25 years as a teacher and educator. Her last 15 years of teaching were at McKenzie Junior High School in Lubbock, TX. Agnes had been a long time resident of Lubbock, TX before moving to McKinney to be near her family for the past three years.

Agnes is preceded in death by her devoted husband of 66 years Lt. Col. Edgar E. McElroy, 1 sister and 2 brothers. She is survived by her son Edgar E. McElroy, Jr. and wife, Sharon of Plano, TX, son Rick McElroy and wife, Lynda of Colleyville, TX, three grandchildren she loved dearly, Ron McElroy of Plano, TX, Donna Hatch and husband, Kevin of Allen, TX and Jason McElroy and wife, Ashley of Waco TX, and great grandchildren Savanah, Nicole and Kyle Hatch, Allie Beth McElroy and Peyton McEloy. She is also survived by her sister Alice Pittman of Plain Dealing, LA, sister-in-law, Elizabeth Gill of Mont Belvieu, TX, 5 nephews, 2 nieces and a host of loving friends.

Her sweet spirit will remain with all those who loved her and we will cherish her memory. Her family wishes to thank Dr. Christopher Lawrence and his nurse Alexia, the staff at Kingsley Place in McKinney, TX for their devoted care of Agnes. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 3, 2006, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Mr. Mike Russell officiating. Interment will follow at 1:00 p.m., at the DFW National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

The Johnson High alumni will miss Ms McElroy very much.


The following are some rememberances from her family and friends:

We will miss seeing and visiting with Agnes each time we go to Kingsley Place. She was such a kind, caring and wonderful lady. - Larry and Karol Omlor

Mr. Mac and Aggie were very special people and neighbors in Lubbock to me. Aggie was a special lady who will be greatly missed. I loved you.
- Laurie Ann Thorn

Aggie was a lovely woman and we are proud her son is a part of our family.
- Velma Pirtle

Mrs. McElroy was one of my teachers at Smylie Wilson Jr. High during the 1970/1971 school year. She was a great inspiration and touched many lives. When I stopped by to see her a few years after being in her class she not only remembered me and what kind of student I was ... she remembered where I sat in her class. My condolences go out to all her family.
- J. Douglas Wheeler

Our thoughts are with you at this time of grief. However, the grief quickly turns to wonderful remembrances of Agnes and the joy of simply being with her. I treasure the fifteen years together that we shared in serving the youth of Mackenzie Junior High. Agnes was a wonderful teacher and example who was adored by students and staff. She was a very special lady that I was privileged to call “friend”. Mickey Andress Former Mackenzie Principal - Mickey Andress

It was a privilege and a joy not only to be a fellow teacher with Agnes at Mackenzie Junior High, but also to be her friend. Agnes was greatly loved at Mackenzie by teachers and staff; she was also respected, admired, and loved by the hundreds of students she taught there. One of my favorite memories of Agnes is the time about 25 years when my mother was visiting here. Agnes and I decided it would be nice entertainment for Mom to take to a play at Tech. It was an ancient Greek play--and unknown to us was full of all sorts of not-so-nice, not-so-subtle goings-on. We were both mortified that we had taken my sweet little mother to such a debacle of debauchery! I remember the neat poems she wrote for occasions at school--always so full of fun and good humor. Such a memorable person, Agnes McElroy!
- Frances S. Butler

I had the honor of meeting Mrs. McElroy while working at Kingsley Place. I will always remember her for her smile, contagious personality and endless encouragement to continue in my education. Thank you for everything Agnes. - Aaron Taylor Peters M.D.

I'm sorry I cannot be there to share with you. Aunt Agnes was a wonderful woman. I know you will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
- Ellen Gill Conner

Agnes will be greatly missed by a lot of people. Agnes and my mother, Bea Davis, became best friends while living at Kingsley Place. Mother loved Agnes dearly and misses her so. Agnes posessed such a gentle grace. She was a dear, sweet lady and a wonderful friend to my mother. - Becky James