Edith Elaine Wilburn Risinger, 71, of Shelbyville, Tx passed away on January 26, 2022. She was born on November 20, 1950, in Center, Texas, to the late Reece and Addie (Anderson) Wilburn. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas, officiated by Bro. Billy Windham and Bro. Jacob Casey. Interment will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm on Friday, January 28, 2022, at Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas.
Edith grew up in Goober Hill and attended Shelbyville High School. She graduated in 1969. She was in the pep squad all through high school.
Edith met the love of her life while still in high school and they were married on March 20, 1970. They were married 47 years when Troy passed away. Together they raised 4 daughters in a loving home.
Edith attended New Harmony Baptist Church. She was baptized in the Sabine River at a young age. She was also a member of the Eastern Star.
Edith loved going to fox hunts with Troy. She loved when anyone would kill a deer so she could fry the deer meat. She loved frying fish, making mashed potatoes, chicken dumplings, and making deer sausage.
Edith loved to go to revivals every chance she got. She loved going to football games and on band trips to Disney World. She served in Vidor band boosters for many years. She was a night owl and loved her nightly talks with Betty Nell. She loved reading and watching scary movies. The most beloved times were anything to do with her grandkids and great grandkids. Her favorite hobby was fishing with the family.
Edith was a caregiver for many years and truly had a heart for giving.
She is survived by
Tammy Casey and husband Jacob of Huntington, Tx
Jackie Chauvin and husband Armand of Shelbyville, Tx
Janet McGowan and husband Russell of Kountze, Tx
Jennifer Risinger of Shelbyville, Tx
OC Stroud and wife Courtney of Shelbyville, Tx
Reece Stroud and wife Sheridan of Nacogdoches, Tx
Britni Swearingen and husband Kyle of Silsbee, Tx
Jonathan McGowan of Kountze, Tx
Emilie McGowan of Kountze, Tx
Douglas “Tom” Wilburn
William “Cotton” Wilburn
Roxanne Denby and Betty Nell Denby.
Proceeded in death by:
Husband: Louis Troy Risinger
Parents: Reece and Addie Wilburn
Sisters: Jacquline Wilburn, Maxine Miller, Darlene Nall, and Billie Sue Smith
Brothers: Kenneth Wilburn and Bob Wilburn
Niece and Best Friend: Gracie Miller Price
Serving as Pallbearers: