Edna Fay Sullivan
Dec 28, 1932 ~ Apr 2, 2020
Edna Fay Sullivan
December 28, 1932 ~ April 2, 2020
Edna Fay Sullivan, 87 years old, went home to be with Jesus early Thursday morning, April 2, 2020. She was born to Bascom B. McCurdy and Minie Lee Grice McCurdy on December 28, 1932, in Jay, Florida.
She is survived by two sons, Bascom Edward (Eddie) Jones and wife Kim of Orange, TX and John Gregory Jones of Beaumont, TX; two daughters, Janice Howard and husband Doug of Tulsa, OK and Terri Lynn Stiles and husband James of Andrews, NC; two sisters, Annette Applewhite of Monticello, MS and Jeanette Henderson and husband MacRae of Crestview, FL; five grandchildren, Joe Howard and wife Shanna of Keifer, OK; Melissa Blevins of Tulsa, OK; Lindsey Wagstaff and husband Chris of Desert Hot Springs, CA; Eddie Stiles and wife Hanna of Robbinsville, NC; Ray Stiles and wife Maria of Sylva, NC; 10 great-grandchildren and a host of nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bascom McCurdy and Minie McCurdy, five brothers, Walter McCurdy, Dan McCurdy, Grover McCurdy, Rural McCurdy, and Bruce McCurdy; five sisters, Nora Lee White, Etta Mae Hudson, Claudia Hayes, Alma Scanlin, and Allie Bell Mantel; one daughter Patricia Ann Stafford, and one grandchild Justin Andrew Howard.
She worked in the insurance business for many years to support her family. She retired to care for her daughter Pat in her time of sickness and death. Later she moved to Tulsa, OK to live close to Janice. There she fell in love with the people of Tulsa Lighthouse Church where she served and worshipped the Lord.
Sister Fay was a lover of people and enjoyed socializing and fellowshipping with people. She always had a comeback to what you said and enjoyed giving Pastor Howard a hard time.
She made friends easily and shared many hours with friends at Country Oaks where she resided. She loved her church and the Word of God. Even up to the last she was reading her Bible daily. She loved worship and praise and even at the end of her life you could hear her praying for others.
Just Some Memories
Hi, I’m Eddie, Fay’s oldest child and a guy who has a hard time putting his emotions into words. I do know my mother was a wonderful person and she loved all of her family and friends very much. She was ready to help when needed. Although a couple of us were borderline outlaws, I don’t think she really had a favorite because she put a stick to any backside she felt needed it. It is a sad day that she is gone and that she had to spend her last days in pain and suffering, but I do believe she is pain-free and in very good hands at this time. And this I can live with. Eddie
This is Greg. Just wanted you all to know…my mother was the best. She loved us deeply. I know this because she told me so. She would tell me I love you and it was going to hurt her more than me just before she gave me a whoopin’. I never understood that until I got older. Ha-ha. My mom was the best. She made sure we had everything we needed. She was very strong minded and hard headed but I loved her with all my heart. Mom may not be here in the flesh but our mom is looking down from Heaven and she is with our Pat and Aunt Allie and is very happy. Love you, Mom. Have a great time on those streets of gold.
From Terri Stiles:
Mom, you have always been there, even if just a phone call away, no matter how many miles have been between us. That is making this so hard as I can’t pick up the phone and know you’ll be there. I know you are walking streets of gold and loving every minute. I now have two angels to watch over me as I know you and Pat are together. Love you both and will always think of you daily. Love, Terri.
Joan Hill summed up her life in a few special words, “She was ‘one in a million’- so feisty and full of life. She loved God with all her heart and was a soul winner clear up to the end of her life.” She was loved by all.
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