Estelleen Alice Lindsey, aged 72, of Sterling City, Texas passed away peacefully on Monday, May 22, 2023, at her daughters’ residence. Her family was by her side. She was born on January 31, 1951, in Las Cruces, New Mexico to parents Ray Mackey and Alice Morris Mackey.
Estelleen was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend. She had a gypsy soul and free spirit. She enjoyed fresh starts, new beginnings and wasn’t afraid of a little adventure. She was an avid reader. She enjoyed books of all kinds, anything from Harlequin romance to thriller novels. Estelleen was a fantastic cook. Her caramel dumplings are legendary as are her yeast rolls. She didn’t need a recipe and she always sprinkled a dash of love. She liked to go fishing and spend time with her family. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Estelleen Alice will forever be missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-one years, Tommy Lindsey, Sr.; father Ray Mackey; brother Tim Mackey; and sister Judy Merrill. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, mother Alice Mackey; daughter Kasey Blackshear and husband Sam; daughter Betsy Smith; son Tommy Lindsey, Jr and wife Lisa; daughter Suzy Lindsey; brother Cecil Mackey; sister Jackie Scott; sister Debbie Doraty; eighteen grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. In addition, she leaves behind numerous other loving family members and friends.
“Mothers never really die, they just keep the house up in the sky, they polish the sun by day and light the stars that shine at night, keep the moonbeams silvery bright and in the heavenly home above they wait to welcome those they love.” -Author Unknown