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Billye Joy (Kitchens) Dlabaj

Billye Joy (Kitchens) Dlabaj

Joy Kitchens Dlabaj, 74 of Richland Chambers Lake, Streetman, Texas passed away in Corsicana, Texas on Wednesday, August 22, 2012.

She was born in Bee Creek, Texas, on January 28, 1938 to Tommie and Mamie (Westberry) Kitchens. She grew up in Bardwell and attended school there. On February 12, 1972 she married Milton J. Dlabaj and they made their home in Ennis before moving to Richland Chambers Lake in 1999.

She and her husband owned and operated a home daycare for many years. She loved her family and friends. She enjoyed crafts, camping and going to bluegrass music festivals. She loved the Lord and was a member of St. Benard of Clairvaux Roman Catholic Church of Fairfield, Texas, where she was active until her illness prevented it any longer.

She is survived by her husband of more than forty years, Milton Dlabaj; two daughters: Cindy Wilson of Ft. Worth, Texas and Brenda Sifuentes and her husband Joe of Ennis, Texas; one son, Mike Shelton of Richland Chambers Lake; two step-sons: Dennis Dlabaj and his wife Nancy of Allen, Texas and Jeffery Dlabaj and his wife Joanna of Ennis; one sister, Patsy Kitchens-Bozek of Ennis; two brothers: Jerry Kitchens and his wife, Terry of Ennis and Curtis Kitchens; eight grandchildren: three step grandchildren and several great-grandchildren as well as numerous other family members and friends.

She is preceded in death by one son, Larry Shelton and one daughter, Kimberly Shelton-Roth, son-in-law, Lawrence Wilson, one grandson, Brandon Sifuentes, her parents, one brother, Thomas Kitchens and one sister, Shirley Farmer.

Visitation will be on Friday, August 24, 2012 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. Mass of the Christian Burial will be on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in St. John Catholic Church of Ennis, Texas with Father Devaraj Arulappa as celebrant.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Roth, Chris Wilson, Aaron Dlabaj, Dennis Dlabaj, Jeffery Dlabaj and David Rankin. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery of Ennis under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Heritage Oaks Nursing Home in Corsicana for their excellent care for Joy and personal care for our family.


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