Our wonderful matriarch, Tina Toole, age 68, of Palestine, took her last earthly breath on Tuesday, the 18th day of May 2021, surrounded by her loving husband and adoring son and daughter. She now joins her parents and baby sister in Heaven. Tina was born on the 21st day of April 1953, in Brownwood, Texas, to parents Ernest Pankhurst and Sadie DeGlandon Pankhurst.
Tina graduated from Westwood High School in 1972 and later Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She had a passion for serving others which led to her long career as a nurse. Tina married her high school sweetheart, Dennis, and later fulfilled her dream of becoming a mother. She took great pride in raising her children and spoiling her “grandboys”. Tina had a contagious personality that could light up the room. Even up to her last minutes on earth, she let her light shine. Tina enjoyed being outside, fishing, riding four-wheelers at the farm, and traveling all over the world with her husband.
Tina fought the good fight and finished her race strong in the faith. She was a longtime member of Southside Baptist Church where she formed countless friendships and spent many hours fellowshipping with others and serving the Lord. Tina was a precious soul who will live on in the hearts of many family and friends until they rejoin her one day in Heaven.
Tina joins for eternity her parents Ernest and Sadie Pankhurst and sister Becky Smith.
Tina leaves behind her husband of 46 years, Dennis Toole; son, Michael Andrew “Andy” Toole of Leverett’s Chapel; daughter, Shelly Rae Butler and husband Justin of Fort Worth; sisters, Sue Mathey and husband Bob, Esther Stafford and husband Stephen; brother, Carl Pankhurst and wife MaryAnn; brother-in-law, Leslie Smith; and two of her greatest joys in life, grandchildren Nolan and Rhett Butler. Tina also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and a multitude of friends.
Friends are cordially invited to visit with family from six o’clock until eight o’clock in the evening on Saturday, the 22nd day of May 2021 in the Rhone Memorial Chapel.
A funeral service to celebrate Tina Toole’s life is to be conducted at half past two o’clock in the afternoon on Sunday the 23rd day of May 2021 at Southside Baptist Church in Palestine with Bro. David English officiating.
In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions in Tina’s memory can be directed towards Donate Life, www.donatelife.net or the National Kidney Foundation, www.kidney.org.
Funeral services for Tina Toole are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas.
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