We are so saddened to report that Shirley Hoffman Mattix, the mother of our long-time member and Office Administrator Sherry McKinney, passed away on January 5 after a battle with pneumonia.

Family had been at her side during her mother’s illness. Sherry has been a vital part of our organization, both in searches, fundraising and in providing full-time support as our TES Office Administrator. Her many skills, talents and support of TES for many years has made her such an integral part of this organization’s success. EquuSearch members grieve Sherry’s loss of her beloved mother at this time. A memorial service for Shirley Mattix will be held this Saturday in Goodrich, Texas.

All EquuSearch members are invited to attend. The service is on January 20 at 3:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Goodrich, 118 Bond Street, Goodrich, TX 77335. This is about 90 minutes northeast of Houston just south of Livingston, Texas off Highway 59. Everyone is invited to join Sherry and her family after the service in Livingston for a meal. Reservations have been made. Please keep Sherry and her family in your thoughts and prayers.