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Willie Mae Speight, 92, of Dallas passed away Feb. 14, 2010. 
She was born Nov. 20, 1917, in Bonham to Sanford H. and Ida (Ballard) Gilbert. Mrs. Speight was a music instructor and member of Parkside Baptist Church in Mesquite.
She is survived by her children, Sharon Denton of Rockwall and Gene Speight and wife Sandy of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; grandchildren Christy and Deryl Peoples of Royse City, Jeff Speight of McKinney, Shelly and James Wood of Frisco, Valerie and Alvin Elliott of Royse City, Rev. Joshua and Becky Speight of Louisville, Ky., Sherry and James Johnson of Mesquite, Steve and Cindy Hyles of LaQuinta, Calif., and Stacy Hyles of Big Sandy; great-grandchildren Ashley E., Taylor, Dwade, Jennifer, Ashley C., Trevor, Chloe, Collin, Brandon, Reagan, Talin, Macie, Paige, Ainsley and Kelley; and five great-great-grandchildren. 
Mrs. Speight was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ollie Speight; daughter Charlotte Hyles; and brothers Lloyd and Horace Gilbert.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel with Bro. Duane Phy and Rev. Joshua Speight officiating. Interment will be at 2 p.m. today at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce. 
Visit and sign the guest book at www.heraldbanner.com.
Published on  February 19, 2010
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