Jerry Lou Epps Armstrong

November 30, 1926 - January 10, 2009

Mrs. Jerry Lou Epps Armstrong, age 82, of Allen, Texas passed away January 10, 2009, in Dallas, Texas. She was born on November 30, 1926, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Houston Spurgin and Hester Maurine (Riffe) Epps. Mrs. Armstrong grew up in Highland Park in Dallas. She was a graduate of Highland Park High School and attended North Texas State University where she majored in music. On May 5, 1950, she married Alfred Clayton Armstrong in Dallas, Texas. She retired from JCPenney and the University of Texas at Dallas, where she worked as an administrative assistant. Mrs. Armstrong was an active member of the First Christian Church of McKinney, a past member of the Greenville Avenue Christian Church and also a charter member of the Monica Park Christian Church. She shared her love of music at all three churches by singing in the choir, and playing the piano and organ. Mrs. Armstrong is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Clay and Sally Armstrong of Mesquite, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Jeff White of Allen, Texas; grandchildren, Jeff Armstrong and wife Terry, Nathan Armstrong and fiancée Maria Diaz, Caleb White, Kelly Armstrong, Kyley White and Kelsey White; great grandchildren, Rachel Armstrong, Emmaline Armstrong and Michelle Serratos-Armstrong; brother, Houston Epps of Garland, Texas; sister, Glenna Clark and husband Vic of Canton, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other family and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and grandson, Colin Armstrong. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 13, 2009, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Dr. Neill Grimes officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Family and friends are invited to the funeral home at their convenience on Monday to pay their respects and to sign the register book. The family will receive friends during a visitation beginning at 7:00 p.m., Monday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

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I enjoyed very much singing in the choir with Jerry. She was always smiling and in an upbeat mood. It was a joy to sit beside her -- she made me sound so much better. Our church has lost a very fine lady. Sincerely, Carolyn McCarley, January 15, 2009 Jerry was such a dear friend. We met at UTD, and have continued our friendship. With sympathy to all the family. Eloise Jackson Eloise Jackson, January 13, 2009 A Fine lady that we had the fortune to meet as members of McKinney's First Christian Church. Our sympathy and condolences to Jerry's family. Shirley & A. K. Armstrong, January 12, 2009 I remember Jerry going up to the gym in Allen and having such a spunk for life. She will be missed! Mendy Yarbrough, January 12, 2009 The many good times I had with your mother. I was your next door neighbor on Hawthorne in Garland, l961-1964. I know she will be missed. Love and prayers, Pat Patricia Anne Epley-Frost, January 11, 2009