Desa Lene Starling
Desa Lene Starling passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018 at the age of 84 at Medical City Hospital, Plano, Texas. Her funeral service will be Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, Pittsburg, Texas with Bishop Earnest Ray Starling as eulogist and burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, Leesburg, Texas under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home, Pittsburg, Texas.
She was a graduate of Frederick Douglass High School, Pittsburg, Texas and before retirement, she worked as a nurse aide at Whispering Pine Nursing Home in Winnsboro, Texas.
She is survived by seven daughters, Peggy Thomas of Austin, TX, Margie Coleman and Annie Foster of Dallas, TX, Desa Wright of San Diego, CA, Willie Faye Starling and Diane Starling of Leesburg, TX, and Betty Maps of Royse City, TX; three sons, Eddie Lee Starling and Roy Lee Starling of Greenville, TX, James Edward Starling of Dallas, TX; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren; three sisters, Ida Mae Williams, Jimmie Robinson, and Betty Mont of Dallas, TX; three brothers, William Robinson, Willie D. Criddle, and Robert James Robinson, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Maxine Menendes; parents, George and Vera Birdine, and sister, Donnie Winfield.