OBITUARY

Mrs. Mildred Vinzant

October 7, 1919September 7, 2019
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Mrs. Mildred Louise Holbrook Vinzant, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 7, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. She maintained a joyful spirit and a delightful sense of humor throughout her life. She lived her faith every day, treating each person she met with love and respect.

Mildred was born on October 7, 1919 in Terrell, Texas. She moved to East Dallas when she started school. After graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School she entered Baylor School of Nursing and became a Registered Nurse in 1940. It was at Baylor where she met Samuel Benton Vinzant and they were married November 13, 1943. They were happily married for 50 years. She was a faithful member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) all of her life. Her greatest joys were spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She dearly loved her family.

Mildred was preceded in death by her mother, Isla Ruth Moore Holbrook and her husband, Dr. Samuel Benton Vinzant. A loving mother, she is survived by her children Samuel Benton Vinzant, Jr. (Jennifer), Isla Ruth Vinzant Newbury and Clement Eugene (Gene) Vinzant II. She is also survived by a niece and nephew, Betty Jean Peters Anderson (Roger) and Horace Dovard Peters (Ida Jean).

A blessed grandmother, she is survived by her grandchildren Kristan Ann Vinzant, Shay Vinzant Taylor (Roger), Samuel Benton Vinzant III, Jacob Harrison Vinzant, Alison Newbury Odette (Philip), Anne Newbury and Jon Benton Newbury (Alli). Mildred took delight in getting visits and updates from her precious great-grandchildren Dylan Penelope Taylor, Avery Grace Odette, Austin Christopher Odette, Luke Thomas Odette, Harper Louise Odette, Jon Ford Newbury and Ava Kate Newbury.

Services will be held on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Laurel Land Funeral Home located at 6300 South R. L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75232 (214-371-1336). Visitation will be at 9:00 am followed by a service at 10:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Disabled American Veterans at dav.org.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Philip Odette, Active Pallbearer
  • Jon Benton Newbury, Active Pallbearer
  • Samuel Benton Vinzant III, Active Pallbearer
  • Roger Taylor, Active Pallbearer
  • Jacob Harrison Vinzant, Active Pallbearer
  • Austin Odette, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, September 13, 2019

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Kristan Vinzant

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Kristan Vinzant

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Kristan Vinzant

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You will always be the Apple of my Eye 🍎❤️🍎

Anne Newbury

September 12, 2019

Anne Newbury

September 12, 2019

Anne Newbury

September 12, 2019

Anne Newbury

September 12, 2019

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September 12, 2019

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September 12, 2019

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