Aleta McShane Hicks Carson of Bryan, Texas, went to meet her Lord on Saturday, April 14. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great, great-grandmother; a faithful church member and friend to all. She sang in the church choir, taught Sunday School, worked with the youth groups, and in later years assisted her husband with a Bible study/Sunday School at Waldenbrooke Estates, Bryan, where she had lived the past six years. At the time of her passing, she was a member of First Baptist Church -Bryan. There will be a memorial service at West/Hurtt Funeral Home, 217 S. Hampton, DeSoto, TX, on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at 2 PM, followed by interment at Laurel Land Cemetery, Dallas, Texas
Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Harry and Maude McShane, where she attended school and played cello in the school orchestra, and continued in the college orchestra and in church over the years. While living at Waldenbrooke Estates, Aleta played in the Waldenbrooke Uke Band.
Aleta attended Bethany Peniel College, now Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma, where she met Herbert Hicks. After they married, they moved to Dallas, Texas, and attended the First Church of the Nazarene for many years. They had two daughters, Evelyn and Sandra. After the passing of Herbert, she married Joe Carson, and Joe’s children, Joe, Jr. and Mary, were added to the family unit. In 2000, she and her husband, Joe Carson, moved to Bryan, Texas.
Survivors include husband, Joe Carson; sister, Helen Bailey, of Greenville, S.C.; daughter, Evelyn Darden, of Lewisville; daughter, Sandra Adams and husband, George, of Austin; stepson, Joseph Carson, Jr, and wife, Margaret, of Trinity, Fl; stepdaughter, Mary Carson, of Dallas; granddaughter, Shannon Murphy, of Austin; granddaughter, Leigh Evans and husband, Mark, of Hempstead; great-granddaughters, Suzanne Cox and husband, Christopher, of Austin; Michael Mae Evans, of Hempstead; great-grandsons, Joseph Evans, of Hempstead; Trey Hill, of Austin; great-great-grandson, Ezekial Cox, of Austin; and several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank Hospice of Brazos Valley and Interim Healthcare of Bryan, especially Nikki Najera, for their loving care of our beloved mother and wife.