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Jo (Jodie) Barnes Bray

June 7, 1929 — December 30, 2020

Jo (Jodie) Barnes Bray

Jo “Jodie” Newton Barnes Bray, 91, of Levelland passed from this life on December 30, 2020.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Second Baptist Church.  Interment will follow in the City of Levelland Cemetery.

She was born in Crosbyton on June 7, 1929 to James and Bessie Newton.  Jodie moved to Wellman in Terry County in 1935 and attended school there until 1937 when she moved to Loop in Gaines County.  In 1943, Jodie moved to Pettit in Hockley County and graduated from high school in 1946.

Jodie moved to Levelland and married Jimmie Barnes in 1946.  He preceded her in death on September 28, 1982. Jodie married James Bray in Levelland on June 26, 1986.  He preceded her in death on July 25, 2000.

She was an active charter member of Trinity Baptist and Second Baptist Church since 1948.  Jodie taught Sunday School for 31 years in the Primary Department of those churches.  She retired after 30 years of service for Southwestern Public Service on December 31, 1987.

Jodie was preceded in death by her parents, James and Bessie Newton; sisters, Hazel Newton and Pat Davis; brothers, Jay Newton and Bob Newton; daughter, Donna Willis; and step-daughter, Lynda Dennis.

She is survived by her daughter, Vickie Redford and husband Bob; step-daughter, Judy Engebretsen and husband Dany; step-son-in-law, Ray Dennis; 5 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Second Baptist Church, 301 Cherry Street, Levelland, Texas 79336.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home.  (806) 897-1111

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am

Second Baptist Church (Cherry St, Levelland, Texas, TX)


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Saturday, January 2, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am

City of Levelland Cemetery

1500 Ave H, Levelland, TX 79336

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