Weiss, Shawn Kathleen Heath

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October 4, 1967 - February 26, 2019

Weiss, Shawn Kathleen Heath

Shawn Kathleen Heath Weiss ran into the arms of Jesus Tuesday evening, February 26, 2019 after a short battle with cancer. Her body was not stronger than the cancer, but her spirit was and is now rejoicing with our Lord with a new heavenly body. Shawn was born in Gulfport, Mississippi October 4, 1967. She was 51 years old.  She is survived by her godly husband, Casey Weiss, two beautiful daughters Mikaela Weiss (16) and Blaire Weiss (14), her mother Allison Trelles Heath, great aunt Dr. Elizabeth Carrow Woolfolk, uncles Donald Cooper and wife Penny, David Trelles and wife Kim and family, Stephen Trelles, Jewel Heath and wife Betsy and aunt Valerie Lalumiere.   She is preceded in death by her father, Wylie Lee Heath, her maternal grandparents Macrino R. Trelles and Amelie Jane (Diddie) Woolfolk Trelles, paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Macrino R. Trelles Sr., uncle Macrino R. Trelles, Jr., and great uncle Robert M. Woolfolk, Jr.

Shawn’s relationship with the Lord started at the age of 5.  Her father was pastor of First Baptist Church Waveland, MS.  Every Sunday morning when the invitation was extended at the conclusion of the service, she would march down to the front of the church and tell her dad that she wanted to invite Jesus into her heart.  Her dad would tell her they would discuss it after the service.  They would discuss it at the dinner table, but her dad would tell her that she needed to wait.  This went on for several months each time telling her that she needed to wait.  She finally had enough waiting and on a Sunday morning she walked the isle and in front of the congregation shouted out that she was ready to accept Jesus and to be baptized and it was going to be that night.  That was the kind of person Shawn was and her faith was strong until the moment her spirit went to heaven.  Shawn moved to Dallas at the age of 10 with her parents and entered First Baptist Academy as a 4th grader.  She graduated in 1985 and went on to the University of North Texas graduating with a BA in Business Administration.  She pledged the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority as a charter member. After graduating college, Shawn moved back home and began the next chapter in her life in the work force.  Every position she held, she excelled in.  She had such a way with people always with such a confident and positive attitude.  She never knew a stranger.  Her smile was addictive and her talents were immeasurable.  She could do anything and if she did face a challenge, always seemed to figure it out. Her gift of organization was amazing and no matter what she had to do she was prepared.

God’s plan was in the marriage of Shawn and Casey from the very beginning. They were both 32 and had not found their sole mates yet.  One evening at the home of a mutual friend where Shawn was invited, Casey’s mom and the party hostess were chatting when Casey’s mom looked over at Shawn as if a light went off in her head, immediately asking the question, “Is there any reason why Casey and Shawn shouldn’t get married?”  The hostess said, “I don’t think so”.  So Casey’s mom went over to Shawn and told her that her son Casey was planning to move back to Dallas from College Station and if he called her for a date would she accept?  Shawn said “Sure!”.  And as they say, the rest was history.  From their first date it was love at first sight.  Casey has always said that Shawn was his “dream girl”.  They met in October and married the following June.  Shawn was instantly welcomed into the Weiss family and brought so much happiness and vitality.  They moved to Houston for a short time right after the wedding and then returned to Dallas to make their home.  Two years later they were blessed with their first daughter Mikaela and then daughter Blaire came 2 years almost to the date after that.  Shawn was an only child but after marrying into Casey’s family it suddenly grew with brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles and their extended families.

Shawn had a servant’s heart, always thinking of others, whether to providing spiritual or physical support during an illness, preparing a meal, taking a housewarming gift, volunteering, this list goes on and on.  She was a member of the Junior League for two years, volunteered at the Crystal Charity Ball, she and Casey worked in the nursery at their church, helped friends with coordinating their weddings, she was certified as a cheer coach and judge through TAPPS and too many more achievements to list.  Shawn was always organized and prepared or working behind the scenes to serve others, but never seeking personal recognition. She was such an inspiration and blessing to all whose lives she touched.

The one thing that Shawn would want, is for you to be assured of your salvation. To do this, you must believe that Jesus died and rose for your sins, invite Him into your heart, and ask Him to forgive you of your sins.

 

A memorial service celebrating the life of Shawn will be held on March 16, 2019 at Lake Pointe Church White Rock, 9150 Garland Road, 75218 at 2:00 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions be made to the Trinity Christian Academy Foundation, 17001 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001.

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A Signature Service under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238
214-340-8008

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Gene Wilson III

March 16, 2019 12:04AM

Mrs.Weiss you brought life into our yearbook class and I just pray for your family as they have been strong throughout this journey thank you for the wonderful year I had to spend with you and thank you all for the support...


Barbara and Bob Davis

March 15, 2019 7:47AM

Casey, we are just heartbroken for you..your girls and the entire. family. Shawn was beautiful, inside and outside. Her faith in Jesus and her family were first and foremost in her life. We love you and your girls and will pray for peace and strength for all of you.


James Crossno

March 11, 2019 6:09PM

I’m so sorry for your loss. May God comfort your family in this time of loss and sadness.


Danny Higgins

March 11, 2019 12:22PM

A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, through us, they live on. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My condolences to you and your family.


Norma Peralta

March 11, 2019 9:36AM

My sincere condolences for your great loss. It is never easy when we lose someone we love but it is especially painful when we lose our mother. Mother’s are so special in so many ways. May your treasured memories bring your family joy and comfort in the months and years to come. And may our Creator’s promise as found at Revelation 21:3,4 bring your family hope.

Sincerely,
Norma Peralta


Trey Groves

March 11, 2019 8:45AM

I can remember the first time my wife and I went to dinner with the Weiss's at Gloria's in Firewheel. It was such an enjoyable evening. It was then that I learned how wonderfully strong-willed Shawn was - confident and gracious!

One thing I will always remember about her is that she was always cold. You would always see her with a shawl of some kind in church. It could be mid-July, 100+ degrees, and she would still be wearing a shawl!

She was always kind and helpful to those around her.

She helped raise two amazing daughters, with hearts as equally kind as hers. They are a testimony to who she was in life.

Cancer took hold of her body, but Jesus had already taken hold of her soul.

She will be missed. Greatly. Yet, we find it in us to be able to rejoice in a freedom that can only come by being in the presence of God the Father!

It's not "good-bye" - it's "we will see you again!"


LB

March 11, 2019 6:58AM

While you grieve, know you are not alone. God invites you to "Throw all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."(1 Peter 5:7) He promises to "Swallow up death forever."(Isaiah 25:8) Then you will have the hope of seeing your loved one again for the Bible confirms "There is going to be a resurrection."(Acts 24:15) My condolences to the Family."


Martha Branham Willis

March 10, 2019 8:42PM

To Allison, I had no idea about your precious Shawn--that beautiful girl who waited outside the choir room for her mother. I don't drive anymore, but I will try to find a ride to her memorial service. I love you dearly! Martha B.W.


Luann Gutierrez

March 10, 2019 3:23PM

My utmost condolences to the Weiss and Heath Family. Shawn was a shining star and I am forever grateful for her blood, sweat and tears at FBA. She had a giving spirit and exhibited true school spirit whether at FBA or TCA. We will miss her, but we have the comfort knowing that she is with Jesus and no longer in pain. We pray that God wraps His arms around your family and brings you comfort during your healing. Love you all and God Bless your sweet family!


Amy White Richardson

March 10, 2019 12:15PM

Casey I'm so sorry for your loss. prayers for you and your girls.


Kelli Allen Lovell

March 10, 2019 8:35AM

From the first day that I met Shawn back in junior high at First Baptist Academy, her contagious joy attracted me to her. She was a leader with energy like I had never seen before, besides in my own mom, Judy Allen. Naturally, Shawn & Judy both met & in an instant, she became the big sister that I never had. My brother Kirk, sister Kassi & I all embraced this lovely soul as part of us. She became one of us as my parents included her on family trips & weddings, we cherished her in all of our lives. Shawn was by my side serving joyfully in the 11 years that I gave birth to my 5 children, always available to help me with my young children. I KNEW she would be a great mom herself. I am forever grateful for God placing this precious, kind, fun, crazy, gorgeous, loving soul into my life. Philippians 1:3 “I think my God every time I remember you.” 😇


Emily Sumrall

March 08, 2019 10:51PM

So much love and prayers going out to the weiss family, and Shawn will forever be missed and loved! Love you guys ♥


Emma Fisher

March 08, 2019 8:15PM

May God provide your family comfort, love, and peace in this difficult time. Mrs. Weiss has touched the lives of so many people- thank you for sharing her inspiring testimony with us.


Jenna Lowrey

March 08, 2019 5:02PM

My heart and prayers go out to yalls family as you
have been dealing with this tough loss. Blaire being my best friend, I can see how Shawn’s love for Jesus and kind hearted spirit poured into her. She was truly the best and most kind mom out there. She will forever be missed. Much love and peace sent to yalls family, xoxo jenna


Craig Eicher

March 08, 2019 4:36PM

I only met her once but we had a great dinner together with her and Casey. She was a sweet lady. Casey I am so sorry for the loss you and your family are going through. Because of your strong faith I know you will unite again. This life is just a brief moment but our eternity awaits. God bless you and your family Casey.


Angie South

March 08, 2019 1:26PM

What a beautiful testimony to her, you and your beautiful lives together... continued prayers for your broken hearts....


Melodie

March 08, 2019 12:46PM

She was a happy, devoted mother, raised a lot of $$$ for FBA, helped Saints cheer win two State Championships, made many desserts for others, served in every activity if her girls were involved-and many where they were not just because there was a need, loved sparkle, and an absolutely beautiful lady who never looked her age. Although only here 51 years, she had a big impact and will be missed greatly.


David Hedderick

March 08, 2019 12:32PM

My love and condolences go out to the Weiss and Heath families. Shawn was an amazing woman and heaven is truly blessed to have such an angel in their midst. We on earth should feel blessed and rejoice in the lord allowing us to have known her.

I pray for both families and know that each day Shawn will look down upon them with love and pride. God bless.


Doug and Jackie

March 08, 2019 12:02PM

What a beautiful tribute. We are so sorry for your loss.


Leigh Walden

March 06, 2019 2:40PM

Casey, our hearts go out to you and your family. What a loving tribute. May time heal your pain. Sending hugs, the fun abounds team


Jeanette&Ron Mills

March 06, 2019 12:57PM

Casey such a tragedy, we are so very sorry for you, the girls and Allison as well as all the family. So glad she is no longer suffering. Allow God to pick up the pieces and know Shawn is looking down on your family. Love you!


Mary Jo Hunt

March 06, 2019 10:04AM

I am so sad today, but so glad you knew the Lord. Allison I know your heart is breaking along with Shawn's famlly. Tuck those memories in your heart & pull them out from day to day. Many hugs.


Phyllis & Joe Crawley

March 06, 2019 9:02AM

We are so very sorry for your loss. We are praying for you all daily.


Linda

March 06, 2019 6:56AM

My condolences to the family. Losing Shawn is heart breaking. Because our God can do amazing and unexpected things when we rely on him, may you allow Philippians 4:6,7,13 give you the endurance needed to cope in the days ahead. May the promises in such scriptures as John 6:40 John 11:25,26 Luke 23:42,43 remind you her love for Jesus will be rewarded. Finally, may the words written in Psalm 37:29 and Revelation 21:4,5 help you to look to the future with confidence knowing you will be reunited.