Funeral services for Brenda Coon, Class of 1977, will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 10:00am at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Whitehouse. There will be no visitation or graveside service. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Children's Church of Mt. Carmel. The mailing address for the church is 10519 FM 344 E Whitehouse, TX 75791.
Additionally, if you would like to send a card to her family, that address is:
Mrs. Gene Coon
10454 CR 2167
Whitehouse, TX 75791
From the Tyler Paper:
Brenda Gail Coon
October 25, 2008
Memorial services for Brenda Coon, of Alpharetta, Ga, formerly of Whitehouse, will be Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Whitehouse, TX with Bro. Benny Portwood officiating. Brenda went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on October 25, 2008. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church where she served as G.A. Leader and Children’s Church Director during 2007-2008.
She was a graduate of Whitehouse High School, Tyler Junior College, and The University of Texas at Tyler, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood. Brenda loved teaching and working with young children. She taught in several schools and daycares in the East Texas area. Brenda was also live-in nanny for a family in Florida for 11 years, Sam and Caroline Votaw, who she loved as her own.
Miss Coon is survived by her parents*, Gene and Sylvia Coon of Whitehouse; one sister and brother-in-law, Diana and Ray Lord of Ft. Smith, AR; one brother and sister-in-law, Don and Allison Coon of Whitehouse; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, whom she loved so much, also her kids- Sam and Caroline Votaw. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Coon.
*Note - her Dad, Gene Coon, passed away on 11/22/2008, just one month after Brenda's death.
Brenda, at left, with the class of 1977 at the reunion held 9/20/2008.