Jimmie Lee Mobley, a wonderful woman of faith, was welcomed into the arms of her loving Savior on March 28, 2013, after a lengthy and courageous battle with amyloidosis. She was born on March 20, 1943, in LaFollette, Tenn.|
Her parents were Aileen and Jim Sharp (a purple heart veteran of World War II) from whom she inherited much of her strength and courage.
Jimmie Lee graduated from Little Rock Central High School in 1961.
She loved to tell of meeting her future husband, Gary Mobley, in the eighth grade when they became friends and life-long sweethearts.
She and Gary were married on June 22, 1962, in Little Rock, Arkansas, and shared a devoted and loving marriage for over fifty years.
They celebrated their Golden Anniversary in 2012.
Jimmie Lee graduated with a dental hygiene degree from The University of Tennessee in 1963. She practiced in that profession while Gary finished his D.D.S. degree and completed his orthodontic specialty degree.
In addition to her husband, Dr. Gary Mobley, Jimmie Lee is survived by her loving children and grandchildren whom she adored: son, Allen Mobley and his wife, Janet, and granddaughters, Erin and Tate, who live in Denison, Texas and son, Taylor Mobley and his wife, Kimberly, and granddaughters, Finley Claire and Kate, who reside in Maumelle, Arkansas.
Baby Kate was born on Monday, March 25th. By her sheer will and God's grace, "GeeGee " was there for the birth. She loved the role of grandmother and made many sweet memories for "her girls".
Jimmie Lee is also survived by her younger brother, David Sharp, whom she loved dearly, and his wife Paula, nephew Jim, and niece Coralee, who live in Boise, Idaho.
She took great joy in her extended family and stayed close to her beloved aunts, uncles and cousins. She frequently joined family members in LaFollette, Tennessee, the home of her grandparents, maintaining her strong family ties and her family heritage.
She entertained friends for hours with charming stories of her close-knit family, proudly describing their accomplishments.
Jimmie Lee and Gary moved to Denison in 1972, raising their family here, and becoming a vital part of the fabric of the community. As a faithful member of Parkside Baptist Church, Jimmie Lee was involved in numerous
ministries and served on many committees. She taught in the
Youth Sunday School program where she had a great influence on young men and women. One entire school year she treated Bible class students to breakfast and a devotional in her home every Tuesday morning.
She attended Bible Study Fellowship each week for seven years.
She loved the community of Denison and volunteered in several organizations including the Denison Service League and Reba's Development Committee.
She was an active member of Junior Delphians for forty years. She participated in school booster clubs when her children were young, served as a Cub Scout leader and always encouraged her sons in all of their activities with her presence. She was a supporter of the Denison Education Foundation from its inception.
She had a gift for hospitality and she used her talent as a gourmet cook to serve others. "Jimmie Lee made it" was an invitation to enjoy…
Jimmie Lee loved a gathering of any kind. Friends were most important to her and she was loyal and generous to each. She planned shopping outings, lunches, dinners, beach trips and birthday celebrations. Even as her illness progressed, she seldom missed the "Tuesday Lunch Bunch", enjoying the company of good friends. She would always say that she could not imagine why anyone would want to eat alone.
Jimmie Lee and Gary loved to travel and took many trips to different parts of the world. Their greatest journey, however, was during the last three years when both were witnesses to their steadfast faith; with Gary's constant, tender care, Jimmie Lee never wavered in her trust in her Lord. Deeply spiritual, she faithfully continued in prayer, remembering everyone, including the donors for her blood transfusions.
Her legacy is that of the woman found in Proverbs 31:
"A worthy woman who can find? She is worth far more than rubies."
A celebration of Jimmie Lee's life will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Parkside Baptist Church with Dr. Chet Haney officiating and music by Delbert Vest. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Family night will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013 at Fisher Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be: Dr. Wayne Delaney, Robert Hempkins, Tom McCarty, Phil McKinzie, Dr. Charles Moore, Dr. Don Skelton, James Taul, Gary Skinner and Charlie Watson.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Parkside Baptist Church building fund, 301 North Lillis, Denison, Texas or Denison Education Foundation, 1201 S. Rusk, Denison, Texas.
Condolences may be registered online at www.fisherfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home, located at 604 West Main in Denison.
Published in The Herald Democrat from Mar. 31 to Apr. 2, 2013