Willie (Whisenhunt) Brinsfield
Oct 26, 1923 - Feb 8, 2015
Posted by Jo Aguirre
Paper: Muskogee Daily Phoenix and Times-Democrat (OK)
Deceased: Willie Brinsfield
Date: February 9, 2015
Willie Brinsfield, 91 year old lifetime Checotah resident, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, February 8, 2015. She was born on Friday, October 26, 1923 in Eufaula to Will and Ethel Tackett Whisenhunt. Willie grew up in the Texanna area, where she received her education, graduating from Checotah High School in 1943. After graduation, she started Nurse Cadet School in Tulsa, but returned to marry the love of her life, Ray Brinsfield, who was home on furlough from WWll on Thursday, October 7, 1943 in Eufaula, at the court house by the Justice of the Peace. The Judge was watching football, so they had to wait until the game was over before he would marry them. Tastee Freeze in Eufaula was where they shared their first meal as husband and wife. Willie worked at the Checotah Osteopathic Hospital as a nurse aide, later going to work at Cedar Manor where she continued working as a nurse aide, retiring after 14 years.Willie worked alongside her husband as they farmed, ranched, and raised their four children. She enjoyed sewing, raising her vegetable garden and canning. Willie loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church where she loved to worship her Lord and Savior. Willie will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ray; sisters, Dona Brackett, Ruth Winkle, Velma Smith and infant sister, Sybil; brothers, Boggus, Jack, Gene and infant brother Ferrel Lee Whisenhunt. Willie is lovingly survived by her children, Danny Ray Brinsfield and his wife Sue, Checotah; Elaine Mitchell and her husband Tom, Okmulgee; Joanne Hess, Checotah; Lensey Brinsfield and his wife Kathy, Checotah; grandchildren, Daniel, Tamara, Joshua, Shelley, Sherry, Becky, William, Brooke, Amber, Jamie, Katelyn, Demi,Matthew, Belinda, Amee, Olivia and Josh; great-grandchildren; Tabitha, Colton, Hunter, Skylar, Trinity, Cierra, Keenan, Austin, Collin, Kendra, Sidney, Sarah, Alyson, Ayden,Maci, Carson, Peyton, Rylee, Connor, Rowdy,Caydence, Camdynn, Jade and Kyndle.. Also surviving is her brother, Bane Whisenhunt and his wife Bertha, numerous nieces, nephews, other extended family and a lifetime of friends.
Viewing for Willie will be 9AM to 7PM Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Garrett Family Funeral Home with her family greeting friends from 5PM to 7PM. Services celebrating the life of Willie will be 1:00 PM Wednesday, February 10, 2015 at First Assembly of God with Mrs. Peggy Christian and Reverend Paul Butler, officiating. Committal prayers and Interment will follow in Triplett Cemetery under the personal direction of John Garrett. Don Mark Whisenhunt, Darrell Winkle, Bob Brinsfield, Rick Smith, Mark Whisenhunt and Phillip Hall will serve as Casket Bearers. Dale Condict, Daniel Tarkington, Randy Kindred, Ronnie Brinsfield, Butch Goad and Marcus Vega will serve as Honorary Casket Bearers. You may share online condolences with Willie's family @ www.garrettfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family of Willie Brinsfield entrusted her care, services and burial to John & Kim Garrett of Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service 311SW Second Checotah, OK 74426 (918) 473-2244.
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