Marge Lena Brashier, 89, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents Willie and Clarah Killion; loving husband of 70 years, Ben Alex Brashier, Jr.; son, David Gene Brashier; brothers, Gip Killion, Walter Killion; sisters, Anna Norman, Joy Whitten, Virginia Killion, and Lottie Killion. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Leon and wife, Connie; daughter, Kathy and husband Harold Hardin; daughter-in-law, Susan Brashier; grandchildren, Julie Hardin Pierce and husband, Brian, Rebecca Hardin Armstrong and husband, Keith, Amanda Brashier Baker and husband, James, Christina Wilbanks Henderson and husband, Joel, Curtis Conner, Carri Smith and husband, Kevin, Denton Bricker, Christy Brashier Gandy and husband, Justin, Austin Brashier and Wife, Misty; great grandchildren, Hudson Pierce, Ethan Pierce, Layla Tafarroji, Luke Henderson, Maggie Brashier, Alana Baker, Ava Baker, Zachary Gandy, Isaac Gandy, Eberley Brashier, Sage Brashier, Carson Smith, Cameron Smith, Ty Connor; and a host of other family and dear friends.
Marge was born in Santa Rosa, Texas on May 4, 1929. There she met the love of her life, Ben, after he had returned from World War II. Ben and Marge lived in Houston for many years and moved to Tarkington Prairie in the early 80’s. They were faithful members of Rural Shade Baptist Church for many years where Marge taught a Women’s Sunday School class. They served the church in many capacities and loved being a witness to the good news of a risen Savior. Scripture says in 1 Timothy 6:18, “Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.” Marge Brashier’s life was undoubtedly characterized by generosity and good deeds that flowed out of her deep love for the Lord. Her life was defined by service and she was often found giving tirelessly whether it be in her local church, through sharing fresh produce from her garden with friends and neighbors, or by caring for the needs of her own family. Reminiscent of the Proverbs 31 Woman, Marge was “clothed with strength and dignity” and could “laugh without fear of the future” because of her unwavering trust in Christ. She lived her life according to the truth found in scripture and never apologized for her steadfast faith. She honored and served her husband without complaint, treated those around her with kindness even when it meant constantly ignoring her own needs, and was a faithful prayer warrior for many, especially those she knew needed Jesus. Throughout her life Marge lived Matthew 6, choosing to store up treasure in heaven rather than treasure on earth. Loved well by her friends, neighbors, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren alike, she was a woman who truly feared the Lord and for that, she is to be praised
A visitation and funeral service for Marge will take place at Rural Shade Baptist Church, 3304 County Road 2274, Cleveland, Texas 77327, on Thursday, November 29, 2018. The visitation will be held from 10:00 am until the service begins at 11:00 am, with Pastor Brad Dancer officiating. A graveside service will take place at 3:00 pm at Forest Park East in Webster, Texas.