Eloise Brinkley West

01/16/1943 –


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  • Visitation
Date: 01/13/2020
Time: 6:00 pm
 – 8:00 pm
  • Funeral Service
Date: 01/14/2020
Time: 2:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm


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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.


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  1. Sonja and the extended West family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s really difficult to cope with a death of someone close to you. I know the feeling how hard it is to concentrate, focus and deal with life as you knew it. I know tears are also quick to come in the period of your grieving which can take some time to recover. It’s good to lean on people you know can be there for you, to listen or just be there for you. It’s helpful to write down your feelings and also remember the positive times shared with Eloise. Wishing you and your entire family the best as you go through this difficult time. I’m here for you and with a strong embrace.

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