Claudette Hinsley

Claudette Laine Hinsley, 75, of Hewitt, left for her Heavenly home, Sunday, August 16, 2020.  She will be missed by everyone that knew her.

Funeral Service: 2PM Friday, August 21, 2020 at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel.

The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the serviceThe family would like to kindly request masks be worn in accordance to COVID-19 regulations.  Please note that seating is limited and social distancing is required.

Claudette was born January 16, 1945 in Hillsboro to Robbie Lee Riggs (Burton) and Matt Gill.  She was raised in Waco by her mom and Archie Riggs.  She attended Waco schools and graduated from Waco High.  She went on to attend Baylor University to achieve her teaching degree.  Claudette taught at Connally Middle School until she retired in 1999.  After retirement she went on to substitute teach at various schools in town as well as working every other week at Lorena Middle School.  She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Claudette married David Hinsley on January 27, 1967 at Tidwell Bible Chapel on the Baylor Campus.  She and David met through a blind date.  She always said that when he asked her to marry him, she laughed and should have kept laughing.  They were happily married for many years.

Claudette was preceded in death by her parents, Matt Gill and Robbie Riggs, Archie Riggs; brother, Jerry Gill; sister-in-law, Kay Jackson and brother-in-law, John Hinsley; and daughter-in-law Billie Hinsley.

She is survived by her loving husband David Hinsley; daughter, Erica Hernandez and husband Isaac; son, Joe Hinsley; brother, Randy Riggs, sister-in-laws, Elaine Gill and Ouida Hinsley; grandchildren, Peanut (Isaac), Lillyanna, Jay Jay (Jaylynn) and the newest addition, whom she looked forward to meeting, Gabby (Gabriella) Hernandez, Tina Richter and husband Jeromy, Phillip Lender, Andrew Lender and Sarah Lender; as well as great grandchildren including Kenna and Kyra Richter; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and loving friends.

The family would like to thank all that helped with her care in the past few months especially the doctors, nurses and CNA’s at Life Care Hospital in Fort Worth.

“Go rest high on the mountain, Mommy.  We love you to the moon and back.”

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Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. I would like to say I am grateful to have been one of Mrs Hinsley’s students way back in ‘91. Never thought I would have needed all that knowledge of computers. My condolences to her family. God Bless

  2. Danna (Pechacek) Kostecka

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  3. Steven Sadler, former neighbor on Crested Butte, and fellow church member. grace for your journeys

  4. Steven Sadler, former neighbor on Crested Butte, and former church member. grace for your journeys

  5. Keri (Burton) Jones

    So sad to hear of Mrs. Hinsley’s passing. She was one of my favorite teachers at CJHS. My prayers and condolences to her family.

  6. David, Erica and family,
    So sorry to read about Claudette. We taught together at Connally. She was a friend to many and had a beautiful laugh.
    I will be praying for you all in the difficult days ahead.
    Sherry Beheler

  7. Candace Renee Wilshire

    Very fond memories of Mrs. Hinsley at CJHS. Many thoughts and prayers.

  8. I loved being in her class. She was a very inspirational teacher. She will be dearly missed.

  9. George and Cyndi Snokhous

    David, Erica and Family
    We were very sad to learn that Claudette had passed away. She was a super teacher and friend at Connally, where we worked together with her. Our prayer is that God will bring you an abundance of comfort and strength, now, and in the future. You are in our thoughts.
    George and Cyndi Snokhous

  10. Randy & Denise (Niles) Ragsdale and family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Our family remembers important lessons Mrs. Hinsley taught all of us.

  11. Judy (Ilbery) Wallace

    Claudette and I go back to Waco High School days. She was one the sweetest girls there. She was always willing to help you with whatever. Although we lost touch through the years, we did occasionally run into each other at the grocery store. She made a life long impression on my life and I am blessed to have known her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  12. David. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. You two have been such a blessing to me.

  13. Very sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences to your family. We pray that God will comfort you in your time of grief. Our family was involved with Caludette through Connally Schools for many years.

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