Ellena Ann Douglas

Ellena Ann Douglas, age 76, beloved mother, passed peacefully into the presence of her heavenly

father on February 7, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.

Visitation: 6-8 pm, Friday, February 15 at Lake Shore Funeral Home in Waco

Funeral Services: 11:00 am, Saturday, February 16 at Lake Shore Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Rosemound Cemetery.

She was born to mother, Annie Oleta Adkins and father, Joseph Francis Adkins at Harris Methodist Downtown located in Fort Worth, Texas on September 17, 1942. Although, Ann was born in Fort Worth, the family eventually moved to Midland where Ann grew up.  She was the youngest of three siblings with an older brother, Gene and sister Ramona. 

As a child Ann enjoyed attending school, church, helping her parents, and spending time with friends.  While attending Midland High School, she was the Advisory Vice President in 1958and a member of Student Council in 1959.  In addition, she played the snare drum  in the band from 1958-1959. She graduated in 1960 as a member of the National Honor Society.  After high school, Ann did attend business school  which prepared her for future jobs. 

While attending David Crockett Elementary in Midland, Texas, Ann and Dan met  in the 5th grade.  The two later reconnected and married on April 12, 1968 at First Christian Church in Midland, Texas.They recently celebrated their 50th anniversary in April 2018. Ann has now been reunited with the love of her life, Dan Douglas.  While living in Midland, Ann became pregnant, but late in the pregnancy learned they were having  twins.  Ann and Dan were blessed with 2 daughters, Rosanna and Susanna, on October 21, 1970.  Mark and Dan were now outnumbered 3 to 2.   

The Douglas Family moved to Hewitt in 1971, where they have resided for almost 48 years.  Ann stayed home until the twins were 4 years old.   Then, Ann began her career in Waco, Texas.   First, she worked for American Life Insurance for about 6 years.  Next, Ann was employed at Baylor University as the Administrative Assistant to the Dean, Dr. James Bargainer, in the Engineering and Computer Science Department. Ann diligently worked 20 years before her retirement in 2000.  Ann loved her time at Baylor University, where she made numerous lifelong friends, aided students, supported the Baylor parades, Baylor ladies and mens basketball as well as Baylor football.  As a retirement gift for Dan in 2005, they took a trip to Indianapolis, Indiana to see Kim Mulkey and the Baylor Lady Bears play and win the National Championship game.  Upon moving to Hewitt, the Douglas Family began attending Bellmead Calvary Baptist Church where she was involved in various activities which included the bus ministry, mission trips, as well as trips to Chattanooga, Tennessee with the boys and girls club. Ann was active in the bus ministry as the most enthusiastic bus captain.  Through this gospel ministry, she reached the lives of many children and families.   Ann also traveled to Honduras, with missionaries Ralph & Sara Richards and other friends.  Later, Ann and Dan joined the Crossroads Baptist Church family where she enjoyed the ladies bible study.  In addition, she played Chicken Foot on game day and attended the Triple LLL group at First Baptist Hewitt. Ann was known for her infectious laugh and welcoming smile, which could brighten anyone’s day.  Her true gift was the ability to recall names, from family members, caregivers, or even a strangershe just met.  She also was an avid proofreader for written papers as well as the church bulletin.    Ann was a genuine friend to those who loved her dearly and her absence leaves a huge void to all who were fortunate to cross her path.  She is survived by her loving family, son, Mark Eugene Douglas and wife Yvonne Douglas of Haltom City, twin daughters, Rosanna Lynn Crackel and husband, Todd Crackel of Mansfield and Susanna Lee Barnard of Hewitt (formerly of Fort Worth); beloved grandchildren, Lauren Nicole Douglas of Austin, Collin Dean Douglas of Christchurch, NZ, and Caitlyn Elizabeth Crackel of Mansfield and fiancée Lucas Pritchett of Marshall; sister, Ramona Adkins of Denver; a multitude of nieces and nephews; and a host of friends from Bellmead Calvary Baptist Church and Crossroads Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harry Dan Douglas in 2018; brother, Gene Adkins in 2005; father, Joseph Francis Adkins in 2000 and mother, Annie Oleta Adkins in 2010.  In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you donate to the Baylor Foundation online at www.baylor.edu or Crossroads Baptist Church 5050 Old Lorena Rd Lorena, Texas  76655.

Last but not least………SIC’EM BEARS!!!!!!

 

 

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



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Condolence Messages

  1. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Celebrating Ann and Dan – together again. I shall miss my dear, sweet friend and sister in Christ.

  2. Will never forget my dear Baylor friend

  3. So sorry to read about your Mother and dad.
    I am Freda Holly’s sister Janice Mccorkle. Freda was their neighbor for many years and loved them.
    Janice

  4. I love you Mom! I know you and Daddy are celebrating Valentine’s Day in heaven! Miss you two so much.

  5. My prayers go out to you and your family on
    the passing of your dear mother. May the memories of her warm your heart and bring you joy in the midst of sorrow. May the Lord comfort and keep you today and for years to come knowing that your mother is absent in body but always ever present in your heart. Will always remember her beautiful smile and caring nature.

    Love, Peace and Blessings to you all.

  6. Cheri' Byrum Hunter

    I am so sorry for your loss. You all were some of our first family friends when we moved to Texas…good memories. Your Mom was a lot of fun. I have good memories of working under her as a student worker at Baylor as well. May God be with you as you navigate the loss of both parents.

    Much love,
    Cheri’ Byrum Hunter

  7. Leslie Williams Melton

    My prayers for Anne’s family. I was an Engineering student from 1981-1986 and she was a huge part of my Baylor Engineering School experience. I can still see her big smile

    Leslie Williams Melton BSES ‘86.

  8. To Dear Ann’s family:
    I only just came across news of Ann’s passing. I was a very early engineering student at Baylor, 1086-90. My on campus student job was to be Ann’s student assistant…she signed and approved my time sheets! Many walks back and forth to the mail room in the SUB, or Pat Neff, on whatever task Ann had for me. But there were many hours spent just in earshot of her desk as I helped file, collage, or organize per her direction. Thus, many hours of sweet conversation with Ann. She was tremendously encouraging to a young wannabe engineering punk with a bad haircut (me!). Her kindness had great impact then, and continues to be a source of sweet memories to this day. God bless Ann, and you her family.

  9. To the Douglas family:

    I just saw the sad news of Ann’s passing in the Baylor Magazine that arrived today. I was another one of the student assistants in Dr. Bargainer’s office when I was a computer science major from 1987-1990. Ann was a wonderful supervisor who always made being in the office a joy. Her sense of humor made working for her a lot of fun, and I have lots of wonderful memories of your mom. My prayers and condolences to you all.

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