Eloise Brinkley West left this earthly life to join God and the heavenly saints on January 9, 2020. The family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, January 13, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. We will celebrate her 76 years of life at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Southcrest Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas, followed by a graveside service at Kress Cemetery in Kress, Texas.
Eloise West was born on January 16, 1943, to Jewell and Ollie Brinkley in Bailey, Texas. Eloise married Hirum (Gene) West on November 5, 1962, at Medina Air Force Base Chapel in San Antonio, Texas. Eloise greatly enjoyed exploring the world through traveling with her husband. Eloise had a passion to play bridge, and she was a Silver Life Master Duplicate Bridge Player. Eloise’s life was characterized by the love of family. Her greatest joy was the time she was able to spend with her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. As Eloise’s nephew said, “she was someone who hugged you like they meant it and smiled so amazingly that it broke through any pain or troubles you felt at that time. . . I hope you’re the one at the gate to greet me someday with one of those priceless smiles and hugs.”
Survivors include her husband, Gene West; children, Randel Lee West and wife Cinnamon West; Sonja Killebrew and husband Craig Killebrew; nine grandchildren, Keaton West, Colton, and wife Amber West, Carson West, Bailey Hargrave, Rebecca Grady, Maddie Grace Campbell, Reace Killebrew, Katelyn Killebrew, Tanner Killebrew; five great-grandchildren, Hunter Hargrave, Brinkley Grady, Lane West, Gatlin Hargrave, Timberlin Carey; and sister, Connie, and husband Doug Heard; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jewell Truitt and Ollie Belle Brinkley; one brother, Jim Brinkley; two sisters, Mattie Louis Brinkley and Elaine O’Daniel, all of whom she loved dearly.
The family of Eloise West has designated the charity of one’s choice for memorial contributions donated in her memory.