- 49 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 13, 1967
- Place of birth:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
- Date of passing: May 28, 2016
- Place of passing:
Lubbock, Texas, United States
|A Servant's Heart|
Eddie McMahan, 49, of Lubbock passed away from Pancreatic Cancer the same way he lived his life, with grace and dignity. Services will be at 2:00pm on Thursday, June 2nd, at Wolfforth United Methodist Church. He will be laid to rest in a private interment service at Peaceful Gardens.
Eddie leaves behind his wife of 24 years Susan, his sons Zachary (22) and Kade (19) both of Lubbock. Other survivors include his mother, Belle McMahan of Pennsylvania; mother-in-law, Linda Ginn of Lubbock; uncle, Ronald McMahan of Canada; father, Gary McMahan of Nevada; siblings, Stephanie and David Vitter of Virginia, Caryn Mulanax of Lubbock; Phil and Jo Ginn of Georgia; and, Joe and Teresa Evans of Mansfield. He will be missed terribly by his four nieces and six nephews, three great nieces and a great nephew, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and great friends.
"I am thankful for your example as a husband who truly loved his wife. Not everyone grows up with that kind of role model, and it was a blessing to see how you put your family first, not to the detriment of your own well being, but as an indication of their importance to you. It was a blessing to see the kind of marriage you took time to invest in was actually possible.
I am thankful for your kindness. Every time I saw you, you made a point to be welcoming and to ask how I was doing. The way you asked was different than most. It wasn't a passing gesture to fulfill social norms, you took the time to listen to my responses and you wanted to share how you were doing as well.
I am thankful for your witness. There are some people who bring God's light and peace into conversations and interactions naturally. You embodied that."
"Eddie, our families entered into each others lives about 16 years ago of course through soccer!! Who knew that a friendship would bloom...thank you for being a father figure to my boys for so many years. You, Susan, Zachary, Kade, and Linda became our family and like so many stories I've been reading you touched so many lives in so many ways and that is why God put you on our lives! Thank you for the hours of soccer practice, games, tournaments, halloweens, for just hanging out, for fixing my locks, for encouraging words, letting Susan be there for me and Christopher during his heart surgery, your friendship, and the list goes on.... too many memories to list. This is not good bye my friend I know you are in Heaven pain free and watching over Susan and the boys probably staying busy with some sort of project, but until we see each other again know you are missed and so loved!"
"My heart goes out to the family. I had the pleasure of meeting Eddie & his family back in the 90's. He was such a nice guy. May you rest in Peace Eddie. God Bless"
"Larry, Bullet and I had the pleasure of going to Haiti with Eddie, Kade and Zach! Eddie and his boys were such a blessing to us during this trip. Eddie was always concerned about how I was doing and if he needed to carry my back pack. I watched how he prayed over people we did not even know and how he shared his love for his boys with us. What a pleasure it has been to love on this family! You have all shown that through good times and bad you trust in the Lord to get you through it! Thank you for sharing your family with us. Love you!!!!"
"In memory of the best brother-in-law and all around great guy a person could ever hope to know."
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