Evonna E. Gilbreath

September 5, 1937January 13, 2019

Evonna Estess Gilbreath

Evonna Estess Gilbreath was born in Brownwood, Texas on September 5, 1937 along with her twin sister, Winona Estess Henderson. She was the daughter of William Thomas and Ena Bert Watson Estess. She was married for 51 years to her husband, Kenneth Dale Gilbreath, who preceded her in death in August 2009. Evonna and Kenneth were the proud and loving parents of Travis and Leslie Gilbreath and a very special daughter-in-law, Ruth S. Gilbreath. Evonna will be greatly missed by numerous nieces and nephews including her nephew, James Hayden Gilbreath, who gave many hours of his time, help and protection during her rehab and illness in 2018. Evonna was not only a wonderful mother and homemaker but worked and retired in the Brownwood school system as a librarian and secretary. Her office door was always open to staff, faculty and many children who enjoyed this wonderful lady’s company for many years. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Chatfield Assisted Living and Care Nursing and Rehabilitation for all the time and love they gave Evonna in 2018 and 2019. She made many wonderful friends with the staff and residents. We appreciate the love and care that was given to our mother. Evonna was a blessing to this world. Hold her in your heart and smile with love and fondness when you can. Funeral services for Evonna will be held at 2 PM Friday, January 18, 2019 at Cox Cemetery in McCulloch County. The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Thursday at Davis-Morris Funeral Home. Online memorials can be made at


  • Evonna and Kenneth were the proud and loving parents of Travis and Leslie Gilbreath and a very special daughter-in-law, Ruth S. Gilbreath. Evonna will be greatly missed by numerous nieces and nephews including her nephew, James Hayden Gilbreath,

    She was preceded in death her husband, Kenneth Dale Gilbreath, parents William Thomas and Ena Bert Watson Estess.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 17, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, January 18, 2019

Evonna E. Gilbreath

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Nancy Byler

January 18, 2019

Loved Evonne! She and I became friends when I came to Coggin n 1983, and that friendship continued! Evonna, Betty, and I loved to meet for coffee after school to “discuss” the daily happenings! While at dinner once with Betty, Evonna and Kenneth, he made the cutest comment, and we still talk about it. Evonne was getting ready to retire, and Kenneth said, “I have loved retirement, but I’m not sure if our house is going to be big enough for two retirees!” 😂😂😂
My condolences go to each of you!

Sandra Evans-Alexander

January 17, 2019

Evonna was the sweetest lady with a smile that warmed your heart. I was a parent volunteer to Evonna while she was the Secretary to the Principal at Central Sixth Brownwood. She was such a joy to be around. I originally met her through my Ex-husbands Family ,Lula Mae Edwards ,and lived across the street from her twin sister. She will be missed❤️ Sandra Evans Alexander

Sandy Gilbreath-Mach

January 16, 2019

Leslie and Travis may God Bless and Keep you through this time.
Your Mom was a blessing to all of the nieces and nephews. She had a smile and a hug ready just for us. We have now lost all of our Father's family, but what a wonderful reunion is happening with her family and the Gilbreath clan in Heaven.

◄ Revelation 22 ►
New International Version
Eden Restored
1Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. 3No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. 4They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.
6The angel said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place.”

I will miss our Christmas lunch at the Chinese Restaurant. We loved being with her at that time.
Love you, Richard and Sandy

Barbara Thompson

January 15, 2019

Leslie and Travis, we are sorry for the loss of your mom. I'll never forget how proud she was of you both. Her face would always light up when she talked about you.

"We plow the fields and scatter the good seed so we can enjoy a harvest of plenty. All things bright and beautiful, God gave all of them to us. Give thanks, praise Him for His harvest."

Your Mom was a true believer in these things and has gone home to enjoy her harvest. She will be thoroughly missed, but she will always be with us. Thank God for her. She was an awesome woman!

Your cousin,
Barbara & BobThompson

Linda & Marvin Garrett

January 15, 2019

I remember Evonna from school & later we were both BISD secretaries. We had lots of fun & learned computers & that trying word, PEIMS, together. Marvin & Kenneth were friends from Winchell & Mercury/Rochelle days. One of the kindest, sweetest most loving ladies I’ve ever met! She loved her family unconditionally and touched the lives of many students through the years. My Love, Linda Garrett