- December 6, 2016
- By Staff / Baptist Standard
Audra Madding Trull died Nov. 25 at her home at Robson Ranch in Denton. She was 79. She was born in Anna, but her family soon moved to Oklahoma City, where she met her future husband, Joe, in high school. They married in 1955. She earned an undergraduate degree in elementary education from the University of Texas and taught first-graders 30 years. She served alongside her husband when he was pastor of student churches in Oklahoma, as well as Crestview Baptist in Austin, Calvary Baptist in Garland, First Baptist in El Paso and Hatcher Memorial Baptist in Richmond, Va., and throughout his teaching career at Carson-Newman College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She was known for her daily three-mile jog wherever she lived, especially around the seminary campus in New Orleans. During their early retirement years in Wimberley, the couple founded a Baptist church at Driftwood in 2000, where she taught the adult Bible class. For 12 years, she served as co-editor of Christian Ethics Today, a journal the Trulls produced from their retirement home in Denton. She also was co-author of a text on female equality, Putting Women In Their Place, and the Trulls received the Priscilla and Aquilla Award from Christians for Biblical Equality in 2001. She is survived by her husband; three children, Cheryl Lynn Burns of Plano, Timothy Joseph Trull of Columbia, Mo., and Cynthia Layne Greenleaf of Corinth; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.