Jeanne W. Threadgill of Plano and formerly of Pilot Point, Texas passed away, Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at her daughter’s home. She was 86. Jeanne was born to Earnest Wise and Annie Jarrell Wise March 20, 1926 in Carriere, Mississippi. She married Cecil Threadgill on June 2, 1946 in Henleyfield, Mississippi.
Jeanne is survived by two daughters, Gloria Jeanne Huston and husband Vince of Plano, TX and Gay Lambert and husband George of Katy, TX; 2 sisters, Anna Earle Mitchell and husband Pete of Nederland, TX and Blanche Blalock of Houston, TX; one brother, Clint Wise of Diamond Head, MS. She also has five grandchildren, Paul Lambert, Megan Patterson and husband Brett, Erin Elizabeth Huston, Mark Lambert, and Brittany Huston and 2 great-grandchildren, Luke and Lily Patterson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Threadgill in August, 2007, and 2 sisters, Dorothy Thomas of Franklin, LA and Eloise Burks of Carriere, MS.
Visitation is scheduled for Thursday September 20, 2012 from 7:00PM to 8:00PM at Slay Memorial Funeral Center in Aubrey, TX. The funeral service will be held on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 10:00AM at Calvary Baptist Church in Pilot Point.Burial will be on Monday, September 24, 2012 at the DFW National Cemetery.
Jeanne grew up in the depression, picking cotton on the family farm, routinely missing the beginning of school or after-school activities. After high school, she moved to New Orleans, worked in the Baptist Hospital, and accepted a proposal and ring in the mail from her young Marine serving in the Pacific.
Jeanne and Cecil proceeded to move 66 times in 61 years of marriage.There was work and school in Jacksonville and Waco, work and seminary and pastorates in and around Fort Worth, a career in the Navy, more school, and new careers in Oklahoma and north Texas.
Jeanne and Cecil’s marriage was a true partnership. She encouraged him, and accepted the sacrifices necessary for him to continue his studies. She took in ironing, did dress-making, and kept children, while he studied and worked, and they started their family. For 22 years in the Navy, she held down the home front while Cecil served at sea.
In the church, Jeanne thrived on visiting in homes or hospitals, and entertaining people in her home. Her daughters are grateful that Jeanne taught them to know and love Jesus. Jeanne was a gifted seamstress, and kept her family in beautiful hand-made clothes. She adored her grandchildren, and enjoyed traveling and playing games with them. Jeanne will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Memorials can be made to:
The Dr. Cecil R. and Jeanne W. Threadgill
Memorial Endowed Scholarship at Baylor University
One Bear Place 97050, Waco, Texas 76798
Funeral services are under the direction of Terri Slay and Slay Memorial Funeral Center in Aubrey.