Cathy Allene Willman Fuller was born on November 11th, 1951, and passed away on May 7th, 2022.
On Saturday, May 7th, 2022, surrounded by her daughters, grandchildren and other loving family members, Cathy peacefully left this life and body behind for a new beginning. She was 70 years old.
Cathy was the mother of three daughters, Amy Allene Nauss Clay, of Tool, Texas, Caty Rae Fuller Connors, of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Mary Diana Fuller Landrie of Rankin, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her father, Randall L. Willman, Sr., and her brothers, Randall L. Willman, Jr and Ben Lawrence Willman.
She leaves behind her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews, as well as in laws, all whom she loved dearly and who will remember her as their own, special person. She is survived by her mother, Betty Willman of Sims, Arkansas and her sister, Lisa Wolf, also of Sims, Arkansas.
Cathy was born in Dallas, Texas, where she spent her entire childhood and a good portion of her early life. She graduated from Justin F. Kimball high school early and with honors. Working at Shaw’s Jewelers in Wynnewood Village in Dallas, she earned the admiration, respect and friendship of her many co-workers there until she moved with her family to Scurry, Texas in the mid 80s. There, she held several jobs, including co-owning Beadtalkers in Seven Points, Texas, and working to help provide for her family. Carpal tunnel eventually forced her to stay home where she continued to be active in all her daughter’s activities as well as working on the small family farm.
Next to her family, writing was probably Cathy’s greatest love. For every occasion in her life and the lives of those she loved, there is a poem. She had written a lifetime’s collection of stories in verse that range from the humorous to the most heart-felt tales of her life: A collection in exquisite detail of her journey on this Earth that she meticulously arranged and left behind as her legacy to her daughters and loved ones. Cathy also loved animals and nature and much of her love for these can be found in her stories. Autumn was her favorite time of year when the foliage was spectacular with color and bursting forth with Nature’s final farewell.
Cathy spent most of her final years living in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas with her family there, as always, making herself a major part of their lives and enjoying the crystals and scenery of the area.
Cathy survived a double lung transplant and continued on for an additional two and a half years before multiple complications finally took their toll on her body. But her heart and her mind were always fighting.
Cathy will be missed by all who knew her, irreplaceable to those who loved her, spoken of daily with love and fond memories, and immortalized in the laughter and tears of the ones whose lives she was a part. She was a loving and dedicated mother, a “best friend” grandmother and aunt, a life coach big sister and a devoted daughter to her mother and father, and always available to any and all who needed her help or advice. She knew no stranger, vibrated on her own frequency, and danced to her own beat.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The family asks that individuals honor Cathy in any way they feel speaks to their own heart and donate life in some way be it via organ donation, planting a tree or rose bush, or volunteering at a local shelter for people or pets.
“Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead, do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead.” – Anna Cummins
“Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me, The Carriage held but just Ourselves, And Immortality....” – Emily Dickinson
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