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Contessa "Tessa" Clae Shive

November 30, 2008 — September 21, 2022

Contessa “Tessa” Clae Shive was received into the arms of her Savior Jesus Christ on
Wednesday September 21, 2022 at 13 years of age.

Tessa was born in Bryan, Texas on November 30, 2008. She came into this world fast and
furious and continued to live her life that way.

The daughter of Jeffery and Kara Shive of Singleton/Iola, Texas; Tessa brought excitement, love and light to so many. To know Tessa was to love Tessa. She was quiet but outgoing, a friend to so many, caring, stubborn, loving, fun, beautiful and faithful. She loved her siblings, they were her world. She loved deeply, fiercely and with her whole heart. Tessa was definitely one of a kind. She loved riding horses and was an active member of Iola 4H and the Grimes County Horse Show. She played volleyball and softball on the Iola Jr. High teams, and softball with Grimes County Little League.

She left this life sooner than expected, and before we were ready, but we trust the Lord’s plan
and give Him thanks for the time she was ours. She truly was and will continue to be a source of
joy and light to our family and so many friends throughout the Navasota, College Station, Iola
and surrounding communities. Heaven has received another precious angel.

Tessa will continue to live on in the hearts of her parents Jeffery and Kara Shive, her brother
Cadence, and sisters Cotulla, Cavenlea and Charis; paternal grandparents Bill and Tracy Shive
of Navasota and Janie Batts of Fort Worth; maternal Grandparents Ray and Vickie Tucker of
Morton, Connie Tucker of Carrollton, and Kenny and Jorja Kimball of College Station, and many
aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. She was welcomed into Heaven by great grandparents
Nelda and Bo Shive, Joe Mike Batts and Jane Pender Batts, Doris and Ray Marcum, Opal and
Burgess Tucker, grandparents Rodrick Hayes, Joseph Mirisciotti, and great aunt Laura Imhoff.

Contessa surrendered her life to Jesus in the summer of 2020 and proclaimed her faith publicly
with baptism at Cross Baptist church in Cross,Texas on October 31, 2021. She went on to live
out her faith touching so many hearts and sharing the love of Christ with everyone around her.
Her life and faith will continue to touch the hearts of all who hear her story.

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 10:30am, at
Iola High School Gymnasium located at 7282 Fort Worth Street, Iola, TX 77861.

In lieu of flowers, The Tessa Shive Memorial Scholarship fund has been created in her honor.
Donations can be dropped off at any Citizen’s State Bank or mailed to Citizen’s State Bank, PO
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Contessa "Tessa" Clae Shive, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Iola High School Gymnasium

7282 Fort Worth Street, Iola, TX 77861

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