Maybelle Sullivan


(May 11, 2003)

On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11, Maybelle Sullivan died at the Powell Nursing Home. She was 84.

Her death followed by 362 days the death of her best friend and husband, Leo Sullivan.

She was born in Knott, Texas, Aug. 15, 1918, to William L. and Lydia Gaskins, one of five children.

She married Leo K. Sullivan on Nov. 25, 1933. Their union was blessed with three sons, Kenneth, Lloyd and David. David and his wife Gloria were killed in an auto accident April 15, 1982.

She attended Baylor University.

In 1937, her husband, Leo, became a minister, and they became a team in the Lord's ministry from that day forward. They ministered in churches in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. They later went on to provide worship services and Bible schools in rural area where there were no churches. They were active in the ministry for 52 years.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth (Judy) Sullivan of Ridgefield, Wash., and Lloyd (Donna) Sullivan of Powell; her sister, Lorena Newton of Lubbock, Texas; and six grandsons, Brian (Kristie), Bradley (Lorie), Brandon, Michael (Emily), Don (Renee) and Brent (Judy); and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

Graveside services will be at Crown Hill Cemetery, Powell, at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 15. Visitation is scheduled Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home.