Tina Rene Hankins was born in Fort Worth, Texas on May 11, 1958. She transitioned suddenly but peacefully in her sleep at her home in Rowlett, Texas on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Tina is survived by her loving husband Tracey Hankins, sons Brad McElhannon and Derek Page, and daughter Michelle Linder.
Tina married her soulmate, Tracey, on January 7, 2006, and loved to spend warm summer nights (or anytime really) two-step dancing with her husband of more than 15 years. After tiring from two-stepping to her favorite country songs, she enjoyed dominating both her sons in dominoes, scrabble, and various trivia games.
Tina’s strength, persistence, and tenacity paved the way for her to raise two boys as a single mother, guide them through college and also guide her youngest daughter to adulthood. She would do anything for her children, and she would brag about them often to anyone who would listen.
Tina lived her life for others. Whether it was her husband, two incredibly handsome sons, daughter, grandkitty, or members of her close or extended family. Tina would do anything to help those she loved.
This generosity extended to her work family at Hill & Wilkinson where, over the course of her more than 30-year career, Tina worked her way from Secretary to Facility Manager. In the process, she established herself in an integral role where she was adored, respected, and relied on by her coworkers.
Above all, Tina was a fighter. She beat breast cancer in the midst of a deadly pandemic, never missing a beat in the process.
While Tina’s larger-than-life personality was a magnet to those around her, she wasn’t without her flaws. She couldn’t pronounce the word salmon for the life of her and mixed up the name of every restaurant she ever went to, but it was easy for her loved ones to look past these minor peccadillos and love her anyway.
Tina was preceded in death by her parents, Robert, and Reba Schneider. Along with her immediate family, those left to cherish precious memories include her daughters-in-law Stacy Chiang and Christina Macari; grandkitty Sophia Macari-Page; sister Toni McCullough and many nieces and nephews.
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American Cancer Society - Texas
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