Sept. 17, 1969-Dec. 18, 2022
Stephanie Hope Waldrop, age 53, handed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. She was born on Sept. 17, 1969, in Madison, Tennessee, to Invoice and Jacky (Turner) Williamson. She married Michael W. Waldrop on Feb. 5, 1994, in Madison, Tennessee.
Hope grew up in Madison, Tennessee, within the Nashville metro space. Her life was characterised by religion within the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior, from the time she was born once more by God’s grace as a younger lady. She grew up in Neely’s Bend Baptist Church the place her father served as pastor. She attended Madison Excessive Faculty by way of her junior yr, the place she performed volleyball, softball and basketball. After graduating from Hunters Lane Excessive Faculty in 1987, she earned a level in Elementary Training from Belmont College in Nashville in 1991.
She taught college in Nashville and later at South Pontotoc Elementary in Pontotoc, Mississippi, after shifting to Randolph, Mississippi, together with her husband, Michael, in 1997. Whereas educating college in Mississippi, she earned a Grasp’s Diploma in Elementary Training from the College of Mississippi. Throughout her educating profession, she turned a Nationwide Board-Licensed classroom instructor.
She and her husband Michael welcomed three kids into their household, every born in Tupelo, Mississippi: Whit (2003), Jack (2006) and Zoe (2010). Hope turned a homemaker and homeschool instructor of her kids, serving in varied roles supporting the pastoral and missions ministries during which Michael served. These included Randolph Baptist Church in Randolph, Mississippi 2000-03, Pittsboro First Baptist Church, Pittsboro, Mississippi 2003-06, the Calhoun Baptist Affiliation, with workplaces in Calhoun Metropolis, Mississippi, 2006-11, and at last a transfer to St. George, Utah, to plant a church in 2011.
Whereas Michael served because the Missions Director for the Calhoun Baptist Affiliation, Hope and Michael had been members of Harmony Baptist Church in Bruce, Mississippi. Desert Ridge Baptist Church was constituted on March 31, 2013, and from then till she went residence to be with the Lord, Hope served within the music, kids’s, and ladies’s ministries there. She was beloved among the many DRBC congregation. Throughout her time in St. George, Hope helped begin the Classical Conversations homeschool neighborhood for the area.
Hope’s Christian religion was central to the whole lot in her life. She was satisfied of the reality of Biblical Christianity and trusted Christ alone for her salvation. Mixed together with her love of journey and curiosity of different cultures, this led to a number of mission/ministry journeys to assist folks perceive the reality of the gospel of God’s grace in Christ. These included journeys to the Dominican Republic and Peru, in addition to mission/ministry journeys throughout the US to South Dakota, Oregon, California, Georgia, New Mexico, Delaware and Kentucky.
Throughout her time in Mississippi, she and Michael had been concerned in a Christian music ministry referred to as “Stroll by Religion.” Hope’s involvement ranged from singing to serving to run the soundboard. She loved her time on this ministry with Michael, Kevin, and Janet Waldrop (her brother and sister-in-law), and Mark and Betsy Ritchie.
Climbing was a favourite pastime of Hope’s. She beloved the attractive panorama of Southern Utah and spent a lot of her free time on the paths of Utah and different western states.
Hope is survived by her husband Michael W. Waldrop and kids Whit Waldrop, Jack Waldrop and Zoe Waldrop, all of St. George, Utah. She can be survived by her mother and father Invoice and Jacky Williamson of Randolph, Mississippi, and her mother-in-law Sammie (Newell) Waldrop of Randolph, Mississippi. She is preceded in loss of life by her father-in-law Gerald Waldrop of Randolph, Mississippi.
Funeral companies shall be Friday, Dec. 23, at 11 a.m. at Desert Ridge Baptist Church, positioned at 326 S. 600 E. in St. George, Utah. The service could be considered on-line on the DRBC YouTube channel, which could be discovered at drbc.us.
Mates could name on Thursday, Dec. 22, from 5-8:00 p.m. on the Spilsbury Mortuary, positioned at 110 S. Bluff St. in St. George, or previous to the funeral service on Friday, Dec. 23, from 9-10:45 a.m. at Desert Ridge Baptist Church.
Interment will happen in Randolph Cemetery in Randolph, Mississippi, and shall be preceded by a funeral service at Randolph Baptist Church, Randolph, Mississippi, at a time to be decided.
Particular due to Debbie Miller and the caregivers of Enhabit Hospice. Their look after Hope in her remaining days was a blessing to Hope and the Waldrop household.
Preparations are underneath the path of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff St., St. George, 435-673-2454. Household and pals are invited to signal Stephanie’s on-line visitor ebook.