- February 7, 2013
- By Staff, Baptist Standard
• Jean Breckenridge, 93, Feb. 1 in Tyler. In 1996, she donated 78 acres of land, her home and a trust fund to Baptist Child & Family Services to construct a home for adults with mild to moderate developmental disabilities.
Built by Texas Baptist Men Retiree Builders, Breckenridge Village in Tyler includes six cottage-style homes, a chapel, greenhouse, swimming pool, fishing pier, health center and activity centers. Today, 10 adults engage in Breckenridge Village’s day program, and 40 residents call the faith-based community their home. She was a longtime member of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Robert; son, Bob Jr.; sisters, Mignon Pierce, Dorothy Bartlett and Lillian Pressler; and brother, Robert George Jr. She is survived by her son, Jimmy.
• Jim Gray, 68, Jan. 30 in Waco.
• Charlotte Wingfield, 82, Jan. 27 in Dallas. She was an educator 32 years, mainly as an elementary school teacher specializing in math. She was a member of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas and of a Baptist church in every community where she lived. She participated in Bible Study Fellowship, was a Sunday-morning greeter at church, supported mission causes and after retirement, became a volunteer tutor with underprivileged students. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Jack; and sister, Frances Dudley. She is survived by her son, Mark; sister, Peggy Rose; brother, Larry Wileman; and twin grandsons.
• Cindia Brown, 71, Jan. 9 in Madisonville. She was pianist for many years at Bedias Baptist Church, where her husband was pastor. She is survived by her husband, Jerald; sons, Bobby and Joe; daughter, Natalie Barnett; brother, Kenneth McDougald; sister, Linda Manuel; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A great-granddaughter, Kyleigh Rabe, followed her in death later in the month.