Jean LaDelle Epperson

Jean LaDelle Epperson, 92, of Liberty County in the Old River–Winfree, area passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019. She was born January 12, 1927 in Houston, Texas to parents Thomas Marvin Epperson and Marguerite Mitchell Epperson.

Memorial service for Mrs. Epperson will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton.

Jean was a longtime resident of the Old River-Winfree area in Liberty County after moving from Houston. She taught special education in Baytown for over 35 years. Mrs. Epperson wrote books on genealogy and history and was very active in the DAR. Jean was a patron of the arts and historical societies in Liberty County.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents Thomas Marvin Epperson and Marguerite Mitchell Harris; step-father, Morgan Harris; daughter, Desiree McGinty Powers and brother, Roland Harris. She is survived by her husband of 3 years Sheldon Kindall of El Lago, Texas; children, Mia Colleen McGinty Cummings and Marla McGinty Trahan and husband Joe; grandchildren, Shannon Tilton, LaDelle Maez, Clay Cummings and Charles Drost; six great-grandchildren; brother, Jon Harris; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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