Saturday, June 4, 2011

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Alexis Mia Sandoval Sandoval

Alexis Mia Sandoval was born October 4, 2003 in Denton, TX to Aaron Sandoval and Kristina Sandoval.  She went home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ after a short battle with Encephalitis the morning of June 2, 2011.  Mia was a beautiful girl with big brown eyes that would melt your heart.  She was a funny, sweet, loving, caring, giving, and playful first grade student who attended Lee Elementary in Mrs. McCall's Class.  She enjoyed dressing up, wearing her sparkly clothes and costume jewelry.  She was always ready for the camera.  Her most recent memorable road trip was to Disneyland in California for spring break 2011.  Throughout her short stay with us here on earth, she touched and changed many lives, some she knew and some she did not have the opportunity to meet.

The family will be at DeBerry Funeral Directors on Sunday, June 5, from 4 to 6 pm for visitation and a Rosary will be said at 5 pm.  Funeral service will be held on Monday, June 6, 2011 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 11 am with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Left to cherish her memory are her parents, Aaron Sandoval and Kristina Sandoval; stepsister, Cherish Sandoval; stepbrother, Ayden Sandoval; grandparents, Rodolfo Sandoval, Silvia Manzo, Salvador Noriega, and Juanita Salar.  She will also be greatly missed by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and classmates.

She was our M-iracle I-n A-ction and our lives will never be the same without her.  Although she has left a void in our heart that will never be filled, we will live with hope and faith that one day we will see her smiling face in heaven.  The memories of her will forever be etched in our hearts.

A special thank you to all of the physicians and staff at Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth, TX as well as all the people who recently helped with Mia's fundraiser at Lee Elementary.  We would also like to thank everyone for their prayers and support during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in person at Members Choice Federal Credit Union, Located at 1108 Dallas Dr., Ste. 315, Denton, TX 76205, or by mail at P.O. Box 2606, Denton, TX 76202, in the name of Mia Sandoval.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11



Thomas "Tom" Eugene Watkins, Jr. Watkins

Thomas "Tom" Eugene Watkins, Jr., of 1734 Lick Fork Creek Rd, 49, passed away on June 1, 2011 at Annie Penn Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Monday, June 6, 2011 at Ruffin United Methodist Church with Rev. Deane Dailey officiating.  Following the service the family will receive friends and family at the home.

Mr. Watkins was born on June 14, 1961 to the late Thomas Eugene Watkins, Sr. and Bobbi Ruth Hill Watkins.  Tom was raised in Denton, TX and lived there most all of his life then he moved to Ruffin, NC. While he lived in Denton, he was a certified firefighter with Mayhill-Cooper Creek Fire Department and was an umpire for Denton Umpire Association.  He was of the Baptist faith and attended Ruffin United Methodist Church.  Among working in his vineyard, and fishing he loved to put his carpentry skills to work helping others build and fix things. Tom enjoyed living life to the fullest, and was willing to help anyone that needed the help.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather that loved his family dearly.  Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Brian Watkins.

He is survived by his loving wife Susan Watkins of the home; children, Chelsey Watkins and wife, Kristy Garcia of Texas, Danielle Lissberger and husband, David of Ruffin, Chasidy Watkins and husband Rafe Lloyd of Texas, Nicole Schmitz of Texas and Tony Watkins of Ruffin; eight grandchildren; brother, Michael Watkins of Texas, and many extended family members.

There will not be a formal visitation but the family will receive friends at the home.

Memorials may be made in Tom's honor to The American Heart Association; P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen VA, 23058-5216.

Wilkerson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Condolences may be sent to the family at



Viola M. Butler-Woods Butler-Woods

Missionary Viola M. Butler-Woods, 76, of Denton passed away peacefully at a local Care Center, Wednesday, June 1, 2011.

Funeral service will be 1 pm, Monday, June 6, 2011 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 1111 Wilson Street, Denton, Texas.   The wake will be held from 7 to 9 pm, Sunday, June 5, 2011 at Mt Calvary Baptist Church, 1111 Wilson Street, Denton, Texas.

Survivors include husband, Deacon Ernest Woods; children, Jesse (Susie) Woods, Linda Woods, Lola Woods, Connie (Larry) Poole and Charles Woods; 25 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Archangel Lawson Funeral Home & Chapel

503 Bolivar Street

Denton, Texas 76201


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