Shela Maureen Havard
4/21/1951 - 9/12/2021
Shela Maureen Havard passed peacefully from this life to the next
on September 12, 2021 .
Service will be held to celebrate her life Wednesday, September
15, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Northside Church of Christ in Bellmead, Texas. Visitation will begin prior to the service at
9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Moore
Shela was born April 21, 1951 in Mexia, Texas to Jimmie and
Dorothy Adams. She married the love of
her life, Larry Havard Jr. on December 4, 1982.
Shela was the type person that everyone seemed to warm up to
quickly. Often, complete strangers would
open up to her about heavy things so quickly, that she would be perplexed as to
why they would confide in her that fast.
She was quick to make a joke and loved to laugh. She was loved by many. She never met a stranger and was quick to aid
anyone that needed a helping hand. She
taught many Sunday school and VBS lessons, wanting to make sure others knew what
she knew about Jesus. Shela was a long
time member of the Northside Church of Christ.
She loved playing Canasta with her “Canasta buddies” (a group of ladies
from the church) until she just couldn’t anymore.
For nearly two decades she worked and served as a case manager
for the Heart of Texas Council of Governments helping individuals with career,
educational, and life problems. While
doing so, she also managed the Teague and Hillsboro satellite offices of the
same, at different times. Earlier, she had
worked for Texas Instruments and the Dr Pepper Company in Dallas and then Dr
Pepper in Waco. She also enjoyed her
time working for Atmos Energy.
While not announcing it to everyone, Shela fought the good fight
against Parkinson’s Disease for over 10 years.
Her faith in God sustained her struggle against it. Her strength of character and strong
will-power shown in all areas of her life, kept her going against the disease,
until she physically couldn’t go it anymore.
One of several long-time best friends spoke of her this way, “Shela is a
The family thanks all who helped her. Special thanks to Dr. Michael Soileau, Dr.
Kyle James, and Meredith Rollins who saw her through most of the long battle.
Thanks not only to their medical expertise, but to their God-ward slant toward
life. Thanks to all the doctors, nurses,
therapists, and care-givers that helped her.
They provided the best in health care.
Shela was proceeded in death by her parents; brothers Joe and
Jimmie Adams and sister Maudine Reed.
She is survived by her husband Larry Havard; son Warfield Wright
and daughter-in-law Eileen; special niece Jordan Keel and Joey; and seven
grandchildren: Austin, Ashley, Abby, and Aubrey Wright; Anna, Brooklyn, and Maddox Fonseca; sisters Maxine Dyer, Frances Barnett,
Charlotte Ann Gregory, and Janet Curry; sister-in-law Laura McMaster and Billy
Joe; and many loving nieces and nephews.