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Wilma Schoenrock

June 17, 1937 — June 10, 2024

Wilma Faye Schoenrock of Mesquite, Texas, went to be with the Lord on June 10, 2024, just a few days shy of her 87th birthday. Her life was imprinted with the saving grace of Jesus, and her path was guided by faith. She was a loving daughter who cared for her elderly parents, a sister who enjoyed making memories with her family, a devoted wife who served alongside her husband in ministry, an incredible mother who filled the hearts of her children with love and affection, and a grandmother who relished the opportunity to influence future generations. She will be profoundly missed by those who were blessed to know her.

Wilma was born in Swift, Texas on June 17, 1937, to Melvin and Connie Seago. She went to Nacogdoches High School and graduated in 1956. She attended Jacksonville Baptist College in 1958 where she met her future husband, James Schoenrock. Her life work included influencing the lives of young children as a teacher's assistant, keeping others organized and on task as a secretary, and becoming a style influencer as a sales associate at The Colony Shop in Conway, Arkansas.

Wilma was saved at an early age and baptized in Rucker Pond on Swift Hill by The Hopewell Baptist Church in Swift, Texas where her father served as a deacon. She became a lifelong student of scripture and prayed daily for the lives of others. She had a servant's heart and her ministries included teaching women's ministry classes, serving as National WMA President, and likely her favorite was singing in the church choir as she had a song in her heart until the very end of her life. In addition, she served alongside her husband at 11 churches and 3 ministries blessing so many along the way with her infectious smile and laughter. After a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, even in her final days she still served as a blessing to others making sure they knew she was thankful for their care and attention.

She was creative and crafty in significant ways. She was a gifted artist in both oil and watercolor and created impressive paintings of landscapes and flowers. She loved attending art classes and learning from others. She taught herself to sew and became quite the expert at making curtains, bedding, and clothes of all kinds including her daughter's prom dress. She enjoyed crafts of all kinds especially when she worked on them alongside her dear sister, Shirley. She enjoyed making everything around her more beautiful by decorating her home and even the churches where she served. She was a gracious host who loved to entertain in her home. She liked searching for new recipes and will always be remembered for her special version of baked chicken as well as homemade donuts covered in powdered sugar icing.

She had a great sense of style and relished a successful shopping trip when she could find a bargain. She thrived in any social setting and was a great conversationalist because she genuinely cared for others. She had a smile and a sparkle in her beautiful blue eyes that could lift spirits. She fully understood the importance of sharing a kind word and would often tell others she loved them. She enjoyed card games, dominos, puzzles, and taking walks in the neighborhood with her husband.

She is survived by many family members whom she held dearly in her heart. Wilma was blessed with a devoted husband of 65 years, James, who took care of her until the end; a sister, Shirley Kahla; a daughter, Tammie S. Davis, and her husband, Mark; a son, David Schoenrock; grandchildren, Jenny Ray, Justin Schoenrock, Derek Schoenrock, Mason Davis, and Abigail Davis; great grandchildren, Abygail Ray, Lynzi Ray, and Mary Elizabeth Schoenrock. She is preceded in death and greeted in heaven by her parents Melvin and Connie Seago, her brothers, Billy Seago and Ray Seago, her son Randy Schoenrock, and her grandson Blake Schoenrock.

Please join us at 12:30 p.m. for visitation and 2:00 p.m. for a celebration of her life on June 17, 2024, at New Hope Funeral Home, 500 US-80, Sunnyvale, Texas. Memorial offerings in Wilma's memory may be made to BMA Theological Seminary, PO Box 670, Jacksonville, TX 75766 or Blake's Run c/o Community Life Church, 204 FM 1641, Forney, TX 75126.

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