Sharon “Sherry” Ann Critz went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday January 18th, 2021 at the age of 71. A visitation will be held on Monday, February 8, 2021 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Wade Family Funeral Home, Arlington, Texas. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 12 pm at Wade Family Funeral Home with Dr. Carroll Marr officiating. A graveside will follow the service at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery with Reverend Warren Pearson officiating. Sherry was born in Rome N.Y. on May 24, 1949 to Harry and Bertha Dekin. She graduated from Rome Free Academy. After moving to Texas, she met and married the love of her life Joseph “Joe” Critz. She worked at the Tarrant County Courthouse for many years and then fulfilled her dreams of becoming a nurse. She worked for John Peter Smith Hospital until her retirement. Sherry was an active member of Southcliff Baptist Church in Fort Worth. She loved working with the children in the nursery and members of the church teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) classes as well as vacation bible school. Her church family meant the world to her. Sherry is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph “Joe” Critz; parents, Bertha and Burton Howard. She is survived by her son, Roger Critz and partner Brenda Kinzler; grandson, Ryder Critz; brother, George Dekin and wife Gay; sisters, Sally Rector and husband Skip, Joyce Lee and husband Steven; brother, Pete Howard and wife Tammi; as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, church family and friends. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to Southcliff Baptist Church or a charity of your choice in her name.

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  1. I feel so blessed to have volunteered and worked with Sherry for 2 years at Spring Breakout. She had such a love for the Lord and the children. I will miss your sweet spirit.

  2. Sherry was a considerate friend and joyfully served in various ministries at Southcliff. Both she and her husband, Joe were faithful in their walk with the Lord and supported us in the Worship Ministry at Southcliff. Their absence leaves a large hole in the body of Southciff. I miss them, but rejoice that they are in the presence of our Savior, Jesus. SAM S.

  3. Aunt Sherry was always so sweet and welcoming, she always made me feel including in the family and always spoke kind words. She was a very wise woman who loved her family and loved God. We had many great conversations and I will deeply miss her. But I know she’s enjoying her time with her Lord and Savior.

  4. My memories of Sherry and Joe, her husband, were of working alongside them as volunteers at Southcliff ESL. They were faithful to come early every Tuesday night to help John, our director, set up and stay late to put supplies away. They were friendly and dearly loved by volunteers and students alike. The joy of the Lord was evident in their smiles and their attitudes. I know they are happy together in heaven now, but they will be truly missed on earth by us who knew them. Sue Vaughn

  5. To my beautiful sister in law Sherry. I knew from the moment we met you , that you were the perfect women for Joe. I loved you so much & will miss your beautiful smile. Your faith & family were always first. Roger & Ryder I love you both so much.
    Laurie & Tom

  6. I just learned of Sherry’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss. I am blessed to have had Sherry as my friend.

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