Billie Ruth “Jamison” Bracksieck, 86, of Early, went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, May 5, 2016.

Funeral services, under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2016 at the Heartland Funeral Home in Early with Bro. Tim Scaggs officiating. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. May 16, 2016 at the I.O.O.F Cemetery in Blackwell, Okla. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 8, 2016. In lieu of Flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to the Building Fund of the Coggin Baptist Church, 1815 Coggin Avenue, Brownwood TX 76801.

Billie Ruth Bailey was born Feb. 26, 1930, in Earlsboro, Okla. to William H. and Mabel Gertrude (McCaslin) Bailey. After graduation from high school, Billie Ruth meet and married James R. “Bob” Jamison Nov. 8, 1947 in Stillwater, Okla. They were married 39 years and had two children, a daughter and a son. Bob was in the oil business; he and Billie Ruth moved many times in Texas until 1973 when he retired in Blackwell, Okla. Billie Ruth was a homemaker and was a great cook, good with her hands doing crocheting and needle work. She loved her Lord and family. In Kingsville, she started a private kindergarten at the Calvary Baptist Church. For 19 years, she taught Sunday school to three-year-olds in Brownwood at the Coggin Avenue Baptist Church. Billie Ruth was an avid reader and was a member of a ladies group that met to exchange ideas on inspirational material.

Billie Ruth is survived by her husband of 12 years, Vondal Bracksieck; daughter, Cheryl Smith and husband Mike of Midland; son, Gary Jamison of Floresville; five grandchildren, Ben Smith and wife Sylvia of Midland, Lisa Smith of Dallas, Patrick Smith of Hurst, Jenna Hahn and husband Jordan of Kyle and Courtney Jamison of San Antonio; six great-grandchildren; sister, Tobi Carrier and husband Perk of Early and Wanda Kelley of Tuttle, Okla.; and numerous nieces, nephews, step-children, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband James R. “Bob” Jamison; parents, William and Mabel Bailey; sister, Edna Burgess; and brothers, Floyd and Jack Bailey.