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Eleanor N. Sisk

1924 – 2021

A private funeral service for Eleanor N. Sisk, 96, of Mt. Pleasant, was held on January 30 at the Bates-Cooper Sloan Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant.

Interment followed in the Emory City Cemetery.

Mrs. Sisk died on January 23, 2021, in Dallas.  She was born on November 15, 1924, to Ira and Marie Robinson in Concan. She married J.O. Sisk on July 6, 1948. In 1971, Mrs. Sisk and her husband moved to Mt. Pleasant and started JO Sisk Pontiac Cadillac, GMC Inc., where she worked diligently as a bookkeeper until retirement in 1982.  

Eleanor served the Lord faithfully as an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Pleasant for many years. She had recently joined Highland Park Baptist Church. She was a great role model to all those that knew her, and exemplified the kindness, grace and love of Jesus Christ on a daily basis.

She had a knack for turning any event into a celebration, whether it was a garden club meeting or volunteering with Titus County Cares. She was very proud to be a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She loved dancing, playing dominoes and was a great story teller. She was also an incredibly generous person. Her home was your home and her kitchen was always open. She received true joy from serving others. She also made the best chocolate icebox pie in Texas!

Mrs. Sisk is survived by her loving son, Gatlen Sisk and wife Suzy of Coppell; daughter-in-law, Linda Sisk of Nacogdoches; and grandchildren, J.C. Sisk, Natalie Towe and husband Kevin, Aubrie Sisk, Maddox Moore, and Cole Sisk; brother-in-law, Pat Sisk and wife Suzanne; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by husband, J.O. Sisk on July 4, 2000; son, Dale Sisk; daughter, Dorothy Ellen Sisk; her parents; five siblings, Ilene Bradley, Lloyd Robinson, LaNell Hertz, Ray Robinson, Jeannette Kite; and first husband, Kenneth Bowdish (KIA WWII). 

Arrangements were under the direction of Bates-Cooper Sloan Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant.