Funeral services for Thurstene “Tutu” Venable Aldridge will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in the Coggin Avenue Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the Democrat Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Heartland Funeral Home Early.

She was born on Oct. 15, 1942, in Brownwood, to Roland Thurston Venable and Mary Eva Lynn Pettis Venable. 

She passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Brownwood. Her early years were spent in Brownwood where she graduated from Brownwood High in 1960. She married Bob Aldridge on Aug. 20, 1960. One of her favorite jobs was serving as the Pastor’s secretary at Inglewood Baptist Church in Grand Prairie. Her greatest joy in life was being with her husband of 53 years and her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Bob Aldridge; her sister, Rolanda Venable Willey; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Robert Thurston Aldridge and his wife Amy; her daughter and son-in-law, Shannon Leigh Aldridge Snyder and Michael Snyder; her granddaughters, Ashleigh McCuller and her husband Derrick McCuller, Kelsey Eastham, Mary Elise Eastham, Kaitlyn Aldridge, McKenzie Aldridge, Justin Snyder and Wesley Snyder.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Roland Thurston Venable and Mary Eva Lynn Pettis Venable.

Memorial donations maybe sent to the Thurstene Aldridge Memorial Fund c/o Texas Bank, P.O.Box 1429, Brownwood, TX 76804 

Heartland Funeral Home of Early is in charge of arrangements.