Bernell Mae Faull O’Connor went home to be with her Lord on May 23, 2012.
Bernell was born July 3rd, 1927 in Eldorado, Texas. Bernell was preceded in death by her husband Daniel O’Connor, brothers Wilbert, Howard and Arthur Faull, and a sister Margaret McGrath.
Bernell leaves behind 5 sons; Daniel, Dennis, Michael, Patrick, and Shawn O’Connor, and 2 daughters; Eileen Day and Catherine Brock as well as 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Bernell moved to Washington, DC in 1944 where she met and married Daniel O’Connor on May 3rd, 1945. While living in Washington she worked in the munitions factory during WW II. In 1947 she moved to Brandywine, Maryland, where her first four children were born. In 1956 she and the family moved to Corpus Christi, Texas. In 1959 Bernell and family moved to California where she lived until 1970.
In 1970 Bernell and last three of her children returned to her home state and Corpus Christi, Texas were they lived for two years. After that it was off to Austin, Texas. Finally, in 1979, after all the children had graduated from High School, she returned to her home town, Eldorado, Texas where she spent most of her remaining years in the house her father and brother built in 1948.
While living in Eldorado, Bernell was very active in her community and church. She delivered meals, volunteered at the school, and Nursing Home, and was known for her Coconut Cream Pies and Easter Eggs.
Bernell was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be missed by all.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to First Baptist Church of Eldorado, Texas Baptist Men Retiree Builders, Alzheimer’s Research or your favorite children’s Charity.
Mabel Eva Jay Blaylock was born in Robert Lee, Texas, October 21, 1927, to Raymond and Nellie Jay. After graduating from Lake View High School at age 16,she married Billy Frank Blaylock June 10, 1944, while he was in the Marine Corps. After World War II, Mabel and Billy Frank settled in Eldorado, and were married 59 years before his death in 2003.
Mabel loved music and by the age of 10, was singing on KGKL Radio in San Angelo, so small she had to stand on a chair to reach the microphone. She also sang in a men’s quartet that performed all over west Texas. Later she attended several schools of music, including the Stamps-Baxter School of Music. Mabel was a very talented musician, playing a variety of instruments. She enjoyed singing in the choir at First Baptist Church in Eldorado for many years.
The joy of Mabel’s life was her family. She loved to laugh and especially loved spending time with all the grandkids, teaching so many important life skills – how to bait a hook and catch a big perch, how to play and win card and board games, how to sing from the heart and make a joyful noise! She was a talented artist, seamstress, and cook, and shared those talents with family and friends. She led by example, living a Christ-centered life, putting others first, and stressing to those close to her the importance of always doing the right thing.
She is survived by her sister Nell Richardson of Lubbock, and brother Robert Jay and Pansie of Eldorado. Children are Frankie Hardy of Dallas, Steve Blaylock and Mary Ann of Midland, Billie Gayl Gray and Terry of Kerrville, and Eva Jo Sessom and Steve of Eldorado.
Grandchildren are Jay and Phebe, Jeff and Tish, Betsy, Katie and Donnie, Lindy and Ben, Jamie and Brent, Staci and Benny, Stormi and Quay, M’Lissa and Jeremy, and Micah and Leslie. Great-grandchildren are Justin, Lauren, Hunter, Hayden, Jackson, Jayci, Logan, Morgan, Drake, Fisher, Payton, Stevi, Drew, Charli, and Atli.
Mabel was preceded in death by her beloved granddaughter Mitzi.
Services were Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Eldorado.
Memorials may be made to Mitzi Sessom Scholarship Fund at First Baptist Church of Eldorado.
1935 — 2011
Nancy Addell Terry went home to be with the Lord on December 29, 2011.
She was preceded in death by her son Randy Evers and daughter Rhonda Dakin.
She is survived by her daughters Dorothy Kelsey of West Point, MS; Nancy Jenkins and Eureka Norton of San Angelo, TX; Yvonne and husband Chad Olsen of Staples, MN; son Greg Terry and daughter-in-law Isabelle Villanueva both of Eldorado, TX, and 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Nancy was born and raised in Eldorado, Texas. She loved so many people and touched so many hearts. She had a smile that completely would warm your heart. There are just so many close friends she had, that she considered family.