Emily's Story

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Emily Estelle McAdams Dailey, dearly loved and cherished by family and friends, was born Jan. 29, 1930, in Hillsboro, Texas, and passed away at the age of 87 on April 29, 2017, at her home in Royse City, Texas.
Known and loved as Estelle, she is survived by her husband of 51 years, Jimmie G. Dailey of Royse City. Heaven rejoices as Estelle joins hers and Jimmie's only son, John Paul Dailey, deceased at 16 years of age on Dec. 29, 1984.
Estelle grew up in Hillsboro, graduated from Hillsboro High School and then worked locally until she took work in Lubbock, Texas, for a brief time. After returning to her roots in Hillsboro, she worked at the Safeway store when she met Jimmie. He would stop by Safeway as he would head to his cabin out by the lake. She and Jimmie were married on Oct. 23, 1965. A home and life were awaiting her in Royse City in the home Jimmie built as a young man coming back from college, the Army and work abroad. This is the same home she has left behind. Estelle worked for Citizens Bank in Royse City for her entire working life and attended and faithfully served in the First United Methodist Church which brought her into the hearts of so many. Her testimony and life have touched countless people who saw her faith in the Lord lived out consistently.
Estelle was the youngest of eight children born to J.W. McAdams and Emily Wooten McAdams of Hillsboro and is survived by one brother, Spencer McAdams of Longview, Texas. Known as Aunt Estie, she is survived by nieces and nephews Oleta Emerine (Grandbury), Marshall McAdams (Frankston), Barbara Evans (California), Butch Worley (Hurst), Dennis Worley (Ft. Worth), David Worley (Hurst), Janis Barton (Joshua), Michael Walker (Ft. Worth) and Karen Swanson (Dallas); along with many grand and great-grandnieces and nephews. Through the relationship with their son, John, Jimmie and Estie adopted by love Gary Elliott, Sharon Elliott Hogan, their children, and Bud and Johnna Elliott.
Funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at First United Methodist Church, 305 N. Josephine St., Royse City.
The family received friends Wednesday at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Royse City Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m.
Published on May 1, 2017
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