86R21672 BK-D
  By: Wray H.R. No. 1045
         WHEREAS, The passing of Sherry Diane Wakeland of Maypearl on
  March 18, 2019, at the age of 51, has brought profound sorrow to all
  those who loved and cherished her; and
         WHEREAS, The former Sherry Diane Ray was the beloved daughter
  of Adah Ray and the late Donald Ray, and she grew up with the
  companionship of a brother, Mark; she attended Abilene Christian
  University, where she met her future husband, Christopher James
  Wakeland; the couple married on March 19, 1988, and resided in
  Waxahachie for a time before settling in the Maypearl community;
  they became the devoted parents of four sons, Kyle, Daniel, Brett,
  and Landon, and Ms. Wakeland embraced her role as a mother, taking
  immense pride in raising her sons to be respectable men; and
         WHEREAS, Dedicated to nurturing the development of children,
  Ms. Wakeland returned to school in 2012 to complete her bachelor's
  degree and obtain her teaching certificate; for the past four
  years, she taught elementary school students in the Hillsboro
  Independent School District, where her passion and natural affinity
  for education were apparent to all; and
         WHEREAS, Although her journey on this earth ended far too
  soon, Sherry Diane Wakeland inspired everyone around her with her
  tremendous grace and determination, and her memory will continue to
  shine brightly in the hearts of those who were blessed to know her;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby pay tribute to the life of Sherry Diane Wakeland
  and extend deepest condolences to the members of her family: to her
  mother, Adah Ray; to her husband, Chris Wakeland; to her sons, Kyle
  Wakeland and his wife, Samantha, Daniel Wakeland, Brett Wakeland,
  and Landon Wakeland; to her brother, Mark Ray, and his wife, Rhonda;
  to her sister-in-law, Lori Wakeland Duff; to her nephews, Matthew
  and Nathan Ray and Tyler Duff; and to her other relatives and
  friends; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for her family and that when the Texas House of
  Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of Sherry
  Diane Wakeland.