The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

Obituaries

December 7, 2012

Ean Joshua “Sarge” Whitten

A memorial service celebrating the life of Ean Joshua “Sarge” Whitten, 4 months, of College Station were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Central Baptist Church in College Station with  the Rev. Chris Osborne officiating.

Jesus welcomed Ean into his loving arms on Nov. 29, 2012.

Ean joined our family on July 27, 2012. As a healthy 8 pound, 8 ounce baby boy. We instantly fell in love with his bright blue eyes and chubby cheeks. We showered him with hugs and sugary kisses as we danced to his favorite song “Pontoon.” Ean’s smile would light up your heart and you could feel his joy and happiness of being surrounded by his family. Ean’s brothers and sisters truly loved spending time with him.

Ean loved watching football with his brother Braeden, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with his brother Coby. He spent many hours playing pat-a-cake with his sister Addison and snuggling tight with his sister Dacey. We looked forward to each morning as Ean greeted us with his beautiful smile. He waited eagerly to be held so he could share his sweet hugs and kisses. His time with us cannot be measured in days but by the tremendous impact he made. Ean strengthened our faith, blessed our family, and uplifted our hearts with his love. We never anticipated his short time with us but we know the memories we made will last a lifetime.

Thank you Ean for the love, the smiles, the joy, the kisses, the fun, the hugs and the laughter. We will love you forever. Thank you God for blessing our family and letting us “borrow” Ean for the time we had. We know he is holding hands with Pop as Jesus cradles him.

Ean was preceded in death by Gary Whitten “Pop.”

Survivors include his parents, Dwayne and Leslie; brothers, Braeden and Coby; sisters, Dacey and Addison, all of College Station; grandmother, Jeri Whitten of Palestine; grandparents, Bob and Janet Tipton of Bigelow, Ark.; aunts and uncles, Bobbie and Wayne Olles of Bigelow, Ark. and Dawna and Keith James of Gatesville; cousins, Anthony, Nicholas, and Emmalyn Olles and Andy and Kayla James; great-grandmothers, Nadine McLaughlin of Fayetteville, Ark. and Mary Tipton of Bigelow, Ark.; and numerous other loving family members.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pediatric ICU at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, 4900 Mueller Blvd. Austin, Texas 78723.

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