Obituary: Virgene Bice

Obituary: Virgene Bice

FORT WORTH– Virgene Bice, 87, a preciousgodly woman, wonderful wife,
deeply-beloved mother, treasured sister, grandmother and great-grandmother,
stepped into the eternal presence of her Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday,
February 5, 2011.

SERVICE: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at Fort Worth’s Greenwood Funeral Home.
Internment: Virgene will be buried next to her daughter, LuRee, during a
graveside service at Laurel Land. Visitation: Family welcomes visitors
6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood. Everyone is invited to fellowship
with the family and lunch will be provided at New Life Deaf Fellowship
immediately following the graveside service: 6917 Brentwood Stair Road, Fort
Worth, Texas 76112.

Born Oct. 7,1923 in Athens, Ohio, Virgene graduated from the Columbus School
of the Deaf in Columbus, Ohio. At the outbreak of World War II, she was one
of hundreds of Deaf people who obtained civil service jobs in Akron, Ohio.
In this thriving Deaf Community she met her fun-loving husband. They later
moved to Texas and raised their children. In1963 she gave her life to the
Lord Jesus and became an example of a Christian woman She was active in
Southern Baptist work: Bible Studies, Deaf Youth Camps, Conferences, and
missions. In 1988, after14years of service,Virgene retired from her role as
a cottage parent at the Texas School for the Deaf. She had a lasting
influence on the lives of many Deaf youth.

Virgene was exceptionally beautiful inside and out, focused on pleasing God
in loving others rather than pleasing herself. She laughed with ease. Her
gentleness prevailed in the hardest of times. She loved fashion and flowers,
and was always ready to go with her husband, of 63 years, on adventures that
carried them all over America.

Preceded in death by her parents, Deaf brother Alvin, and daughter LuRee.

SURVIVORS:Husband, “J.E.” Rev. Jacob Eudorus; sister, Lee DeLay (Tom);
sister-n-law Minnie Hawk, son and wife, Rev. Dan Lee and Joni; daughter and
husband, Vesta Dee and Dr. Mark Sauter; grandchildren, Zach (Lori,), Jacob
(Morgan), and Kristen (Kevin), and nine great-grandchildren, nieces and
nephews and many ‘adopted” Deaf family members.

MEMORIAL GIFTS:In 1967 Virgene knelt before God and dedicated herself and
her children to mission service. Her love and sacrifice has impacted
hundreds.Her children learned from her to love and serve with joy and
dedication. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the Virgene’s Victory
Fund, New Life Fellowship Deaf Church, Brentwood Stairs, Fort Worth Texas.
Gifts will be used to enable Deaf men and women to utilize their gifts to
serve the Lord.

The family expresses deep gratitude to Lydia, Saundra, Community Hospice of
Texas, Pastor Aric and Allison, and the New Life Family for all the special
love and care they surrounded her with.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 W. Settlement Rd., 817-336-0584

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