Mike and Cynthia McLelland

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McLelland, Mike and Cynthia Mike and Cynthia McLelland died on March 30, 2013. He was born August 23, 1949. She was born October 18, 1947. Mike grew up in Wortham, TX. He obtained a B.A. in history from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master's Degree in psychology from Ball State University, and a Jurisprudence of Law from Texas Wesleyan School of Law. He served in the Army for 23 years, retiring as a decorated Major. Mike was a clinical psychologist for many years before pursuing a legal career. He had a private practice in Corpus Christi and Dallas, TX. Mike worked as a public defender for Dallas County before being elected as the District Attorney of Kaufman County in 2010. Cynthia grew up in Okmulgee, OK and Highland Park, TX. She obtained a B.S. in psychology from Austin College, a Master's Degree in psychology from Texas Women's University, and an Associate's and RN in nursing from Del Mar College. Cynthia worked as a clinical psychologist for many years before becoming a nurse. She worked at the Terrell State Hospital. These two were a mismatched pair that fit perfectly. They were a true love story and will be greatly missed by their family, friends, and community. Mike is survived by his mother Wyvonne McLelland; daughter Krista Ball, grandsons Ty and Trent; son JR McLelland and Marlyn Bland, grandsons James and Coby; son Josh and wife Jeana McLelland, grandchildren Brody and Laura; sister Marsha and husband Rick Calame. Cynthia is survived by her mother Shirley Woodward; son Nathan and wife Julie Foreman; daughter Christina Foreman; sister Nancy and husband Gary John; brother Kenneth and wife Laurel Woodward; brother Stephen and wife Georgina Woodward; sister Diane and husband John Hayden. A memorial service will be held today, 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Sunnyvale, 3018 North Beltline Road, Sunnyvale, TX. The family will receive friends for visitation this evening 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Wortham. A family funeral will be held Friday, 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Wortham, TX. Services have been entrusted to Sparkman-Richardson Funeral Directors, 1029 South Greenville Avenue, Richardson, TX.

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Published in Dallas Morning News from Apr. 2 to Apr. 4, 2013
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