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Although Lee Ann Hurd-Brinkley, of Williamsburg, had a big heart in spirit, her physical heart gave out on May 16, 2015. She treasured her life here, but she also suffered pain in silence. She was 62.
Although we will miss her, now there is no more pain and she can rejoice in seeing her mother, who died when she was young, and her father, who died eight years ago. So it is with tears of sadness that we say goodbye and also with tears of joy that we know that she is now in God’s kingdom.
Among the many who will miss her are her husband of 20 years, Page Brinkley; stepdaughters, Jennifer Gelat and husband, Anthony and Julie Holmes and husband, Jamie; daughter, Leslie Carroll; son, Clayton Carroll; sister, Cynthia Jennings and husband, Jimmy; brother, Charles Hurd and wife, Jill; grandchildren, Ashton, Emmie, Gavin, Haley and Mason; stepsister, Betty Harper and husband, Jim; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Lee Ann attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri and graduated from Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas, majoring in telecommunications. She worked as a radio disc jockey and in TV news productions. Later she held several medical administrative positions, was a medical weight control instructor and finally a teacher. In addition to living in her home town of Wichita Falls, Texas, she lived in Katy, Texas, Kingwood, Texas, Bailey, Colorado and most recently Williamsburg. Two of her passions were swimming and the mountains.
She was continually concerned with others. This was exemplified by her volunteer work in several hospitals, as a victim’s advocate for a county in Colorado and continuing support of World Vision, Smile Train and the ASPCA. She had an ongoing relationship with an underprivileged and handicapped boy in Bolivia for whom she also provided financial support.
Lee Ann had a deep sense of God. Every morning she read daily writings from a book titled “Jesus Calling.” Also in the morning, she read the Bible, highlighting passages that were very meaningful to her. Based on both her experiences and her readings, she was in the process of writing a devotion book; hopefully, that can be published one day in memory of her. The church was another important part of her life.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015, at the chapel of Nelsen Funeral Home Williamsburg, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road. Mark Jernigan, senior pastor of Yorkminister Presbyterian Church, will lead the service.
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Please leave online condolences for the family at Nelsen Funeral Home.
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