Sarah L. Sisson

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Sarah Lou (Gentry) Sisson died Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Conroe, Texas. She was born in Shelbyville, TN on February 23, 1944 to Margaret (Hendrick) Gentry and Willie James (Bill) Gentry, both deceased. Her mother eventually moved her and older half-brother Bob Webb (deceased) to Dallas, TX. Her father married Gelene Gentry (deceased) and they had Danny and Brad Gentry (half-brothers of Sarah) who remain in the Nashville area. Margaret remarried twice adding 4 step-sisters and 2 step-brothers.

Sarah graduated from Littlefield High School and received her M.A. from West Texas State University. She worked at White Sands Missile Range then as a secretary to the Dean of the Fine Arts Department, and secretary/assistant to the Director of the Speech Therapy and Audiology Dept., before graduating. Upon graduation she became an Associate Professor at WTSU as an instructor in Public Speech before moving into her most cherished field of Speech Pathology and Special Education. For over 25 years, she taught in Public Schools in Bridge City, El Paso and Spring Branch Houston in that field working with the minimally to most severely impaired. She published therapy manuals, directed Teacher in-service training and conducted after school programs for the gifted.

Sarah married John Edward Sisson of El Paso on April 9, 1968, and became stepmother to Ed and Jim Sisson, both of Oregon. Two more "miracle children" were born to Sarah and John (eleven years apart): Marquette Selene (Marcy) Sisson Zwall and Coy Swayne Sisson. All four survive with their family members, which include Ed's wife, Colleen and children Matt, Sean and Jay Sisson; Marcy's husband Joe Zwall and their children Sadie Carmichael Keech, son-in-law Jacob Keech and daughter Elizabeth Zwall; Coy's wife Cambi and their daughter Cavana Shay. Sarah is also survived by her great-granddaughter Gentry Harper Keech, expected great-granddaughter Emersyn Elizabeth Keech, and great-grandson Frank Edward Sisson. In addition to her parents and brother, Sarah was predeceased by her step-father Jack Bloyd and her beloved sister-in-law, Martha Webb. Additional extended family members survive her as well as an abundance of faithful and treasured friends.

Sarah was loyal to her cherished church family, Christ Church, in Conroe. The congregation shared in her love of the Lord and was continuously blessed through her gift of decorating throughout the facility and for special occasions and holidays. Her church family was loyal to her to the very last as well.

Sarah loved to read and write and create beautiful things from "trash". She had an overwhelming desire to achieve an ever-closer relationship with her LORD, an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and application of His written word and sharing these with others. She had a joyous anticipation of spending eternity in His presence and with all those she loved so deeply in the place He prepared for her (but she planned to decorate it!).

Visitation with the family is scheduled for Saturday, March 21 from 5-7 PM at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Willis. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, March 22 at 3 PM in the Chapel at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Willis with burial following at Smith Memorial Park Cemetery. You are invited to leave a written condolence at .


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Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home of Willis
10129 FM 1097 W
Willis, TX 77318
(936) 890-0454
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