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242 Orange Street
ABILENE, TX 79601
Phone: 325-677-6246
Fax: 325-677-7321
Ezell McBride

Ezell McBride

Friday, November 21st, 1930 - Saturday, March 14th, 2020
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Ezell McBride, 89 Of Denton and formerly of Abilene, went home to the Lord on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 11am, Saturday, March 21, 2020 at North's Funeral Home with Dr. Lee Tyson officiating. Friends may call from 6pm to 8pm, Friday at the funeral home.

Ezell was born on November 21, 1930 in Texarkana, Arkansas to Ernest and Mary Malone McBride and lived in Abilene for over 50 years. He and his first wife Essie Drones McBride had 3 children. Ezell married Hazel Hawkins on September 8, 1952 and celebrated 36 years of marriage before her passing, together they raised 5 children. He worked for many years in construction in the Abilene area before going to work at Abilene Regional Hospital where he in 2015 after 20 years. Ezell was a CB Radio enthusiast who's handle was "445". He loved fast cars especially Mopars.

Ezell is survived by his Daughters, Beth McBride of Cross Roads, Texas and Ernestine Morgan of Fresno, California; Sons, Johnny Lee McBride of Denton, Texas, Donell McBride of Abilene and Lonell McBride of Abilene; Dear friend, Deloris Gardner of Denton, Texas; 32 grandchildren, 75 great grandchildren, 46 great, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Hazel; children, Rosemary McBride, Mary McBride and Harold "Bert" McBride and his brothers Ozell McBride and Ronald Taylor.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Trio Hospice of Denton, Dedra and Darrell Washington, Johnny and Shelly McBride and Renesha McBride for caring for Ezell in his final days.

Words of comfort may be left for the family at www.Northsfuneralhome.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 20th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, March 20th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    North's Funeral Home
    Address
    242 Orange St.
    Abilene, TX 79601
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 21st, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, March 21st, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    North's Funeral Home
    Address
    242 Orange St.
    Abilene, TX 79601
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  • Interment

    Location
    Abilene City Cemetery
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General Smith

Posted at 09:34am
What an awesome blessing this man has been in my life. During some of the toughest times in my life, he was one of the constants that remained the same. He drove me back to Texas from California in the 70's and encouraged me to face difficult days ahead. When I was placed in a foster home, I thank God it was a few doors down from him in Abilene. When I answered the call to the ministry, He was one of the early ones to encourage me in the challenges I faced as a young minister. God, in His infinite wisdom purposed 32,621 days in these last 89 years to lead this soul from coast to coast, thru many doors of struggle and progress to bless not only Ezell McBride, but the many thousands of lives he was able to touch, and influence. May God walk with Beth, Sam, Ernestine, Donnie, Lonnie, Deloris, Essie and the hundreds if not thousands of relatives, and friends that no doubt will notice and feel the pains this physical separation will leave. Take comfort in knowing that Ezell knew Jesus as his Savior and by faith, crossed Jordan with anticipation of continuing to lead us, even unto and into eternity.
Pastor General B. Smith
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