I am not a realtor. I have never met Ebby Halliday but if you live in the Dallas area, you know of Ebby Halliday and her impact on the Real Estate industry and North Texas. She truly is an icon. Although, I never personally had the privilege of meeting her, I have friends who are realtors that have met Ebby Halliday. My husband met her as a valet parking attendant while he was in college 30 yrs ago and all say that she treated everyone well and she had a spark in her eye and she was inspiring. I am inspired.
This past week when we learned of her passing at the age of 104, we were all saddened. Her name was the top trending topic on my Twitter and everyone shared their love and kind thoughts of Ebby. She is known as the Dutchess of Dallas or the Queen of Real Estate. As I have read many of the articles about Ebby Halliday, I was inspired. Here some of the reasons that I say "Thank You" to Ebby Halliday:
Thank you for being an encouragement to others All that knew her said that she had a spirit about her that would lift your spirit. She treated people well and was known as honest and hard working. All of the messages, tweets that have poured within hours of learning of her passing evidenced all of the lives she touched.
Thank you for being strong to the end At the age of 104 Ebby Halliday was still going strong. She was still going to meetings, serving on boards and working. This is truly inspiring. She truly lived a full life. When she left this earth it was peaceful in her sleep surrounded by loved ones. Wow, what a beautiful life and what a blessing we all had in Ebby Halliday.
Yesterday a memorial service was held for Ebby Halliday. It was streamed live on all of the local Dallas stations. On Wednesday Downtown Dallas was lit up in red in her honor. I join the Dallas Community in saying Thank you Ebby for a life well lived.