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Celina Michelle Durst

October 16, 1976 — March 20, 2019

Celina Michelle Durst

Celina Michelle Durst age 42 passed on Wednesday, March 20. 2019. She was born in Fort Worth, Texas on October 16, 1976. She grew up in the Shiloh Community of Quitman, Texas and began her schooling at Doodley Childcare Center. She attended Quitman Elementary, Junior High and High School and enjoyed playing T-ball during her early childhood days and volleyball in high school. Celina was also a Brownie and a Girl Scout. After she graduated from Quitman High School in 1995, she attended Northeast Texas Community College and eventually Texas College in Tyler, Texas.

Celina became a member Brocks Chapel United Methodist Church at an early age. She was an usher and an original member of Brocks Rocks, the youth choir. One of her favorite church activities was the Annual Christmas Program in which she was an active participant for many years.

Celina had a giving heart, and she loved life. One of her signature trademarks was pulling the ears of others with delightful glee. She enjoyed swimming, shopping, going to the movies, and listening to music.

All of Celina’s grandparents and three uncles preceded her in death. Survivors include her loving parents, Patricia Gene Russell Durst of Quitman, Texas and Linwood Durst of Fort Worth, Texas; one sister, Angela Denise Smith of Grand Prairie, Texas; two brothers, Mark and Ray Durst of San Angelo, Texas; six aunts, Michelle Hunter (Lester) of Dallas, Texas; Rosalind Russell of Quitman, Texas; Barbara Ann Griffin of Garland, Texas; Erma Jean Griffin of Tampa, Florida; Wanda Durst of Killeen, Texas, and Marie Durst of Snyder, Texas, and three uncles, Euel Randolph Russell (Jacqueline) of Sulphur Springs, Texas; Robert Durst (Brenda) of Sweetwater, Texas, and Leonard Durst (Karen) of Nigeria, West Africa, and a host of cousins, other relatives, and close family friends.

Funeral service for Celina is scheduled for 11:00 AM Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Brock's Chapel United Methodist Church in Quitman with Pastor Clara Jean Gilbert-Love officiating. Viewing will be held one hour prior to service. She will be laid to rest at Mt. Shiloh Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are Charles Foley Jr., Adam Hunter, Grant Russell, Pedro Lozano, Kenzie Foley, and Terry Jackson.

The Brock's Chapel United Methodist Church Men will serve as honorary pallbearers.


Funeral Service

Brock's Chapel United Methodist Church
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  • 206 Clark St
    Quitman, Texas 75783
  • Viewing will be held from 10-11 at the church prior to the service.
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