Breckenridge Texan

Doris Brumley
November 08
06:23 2017

Doris Lea Brumley, age 89 of Breckenridge, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, November 9, in the Megargel Cemetery with Tom Waltz, Pastor Dennis Hall and Jim Caraway officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Morehart Mortuary.

Doris, lovingly called “little momma”, was born on June 23, 1928, in Monahans, Texas, to parents, Robert Minnix and Abigail Bains Minnix. Mom’s favorite song was “I’ll Fly Away, O Glory.” She would always tell people “One day I’m just going to fly away!” In the wee hours of Monday morning, she made her flight to Glory. She flew away! Blessed be the name of the Lord!

Her greatest memory as a little girl was watching her momma sitting by an oil lamp reading from the Bible. As she watched her momma lovingly turn the pages of the Bible and read softly from its pages, she would think: “O, I wish I could understand what she is reading. I wish I knew what momma was reading and why this Bible was so treasured by her momma.” Jesus touched her little life then.

When she grew into a beautiful young woman of 18, she met and married a handsome naval sailor, Thomas Lee Brumley in 1946 in Odessa, Texas. It was truly a match made in heaven! Their marriage lasted 68 years. What an adventurous life they had together. As they began their marriage, they both asked Jesus into their hearts at the same time. A few weeks after their joint water baptism, a man walked up to Mom and handed her a Sunday School Quarterly and gave her the first teaching assignment. From that point forward, her great joy was to study and teach from her Bible. As the years progressed, she would spend her life loving, studying, and teaching from the book she had seen her momma read from every night. Her two children, Thomas Lee Brumley and Donna Jean Waltz, were the first recipients of her teaching and training. Then her five grandchildren, Izaak Brumley, Elizabeth Brumley, Tom Waltz, David Waltz and Rebecca Waltz would learn to love the Lord and the Bible from her life example and teaching them from the same precious book. Finally her 12 great-grandchildren were blessed to glean from this woman’s life, love, and teaching: Marlo, Gretchen, Anika, Elijah, and Ezra Brumley, Joshua, Audrey, Mathew Bowen, Lauren, and Cameron Waltz, and Ava and Colin Fowler. Countless children, teenagers, young and older adults from all over the world were blessed to sit at her feet and learn from the truths of her most beloved possession, her Bible. She was a Bible teacher, a prayer warrior, a Christian Counselor, a telephone operator, seamstress, and a cashier throughout her life. She loved to crochet, cook, play bridge, and volunteer her time as a Pink Lady at Stephens Memorial Hospital. She also chaired the Cancer Society a number of years. In 1997, she decided she wasn’t too old to go back to school. She studied at Shalom Seminary and received her Doctor of Theology degree.

So many people loved, admired and trusted this great lady. She will be missed so much.

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