Resthaven Funeral Home & Resthaven Memorial Park

5740 West 19th Street, Lubbock, TX



October 19, 1930March 16, 2020

Pauline Brazell 89, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Monday, March 16, 2020. Honoring Mother's wishes, graveside services will be 1:00PM, Thursday, March 19, 2020. General visitation scheduled at Resthaven Funeral Home, 4:00 -7:00PM, Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

Pauline was born October 19, 1930 in Sarepta, Louisiana. She married Billy Wayne Brazell in 1950 in Lubbock, Texas. She was a stay at home mom until her children started school then went to work for Grinnell Fire Protection.

She was preceded in death by husband, Billy, daughters Donna Kay Brazell, Debbie Kinard, son, Michael Brazell.

Survived by daughter Vickie Jordan (Tommy) Ft. Worth, Tx, daughter-in-law Donna Lynn Brazell, Lubbock, 2 sisters, Louise Bandy, Plain Dealing, Louisiana, Josie Coile, Springhill, Louisiana, brother-in-law, Clyde Brazell, sisters-in-law, Barbara Reed and Pat Brazell, Lubbock. Known as "Granny" and loved dearly are 8 grandchildren, Shawn Jordan, Sheresa Lee (Brian), Robbie Krumland (Ron), Amy Ivy (Byron), Josh Brazell (Jamie), Kyle Brazell (fiancé Michelle), Jessica Elkins (Ryan) Megan Kinard and 10 great-grandchildren, Michael, Jason, Zachary, Braden, Nathan, Sarah, Jackson, Andrew, Thomas and Olivia, numerous nieces and nephews in Texas and Louisiana.

Pauline's family would like to extend a loving and appreciative "Thank You" to Teri, Jessica and caregiver staff at Wilshire 4th and Direct Hospice Care.


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Jose Hernandez

March 24, 2020

I was Mrs. Pauline Brazell caregiver. We had great times telling our anecdotes, stories and even spiritual experiences. She was a wonderful, lovely-sweet lady. She is resting peacefully and enjoying God's heaven.

Pam Walsh

March 20, 2020

My mother worker with Bill. Pauline's husband and my mother and Pauline became very good friends. One weekend Pauline invited us over for the day. We got about half way there and it was snowing so hard we got stuck down the road. So Bill and Buzz walked down to get us out. They had no luck. So we all went to walking back to her house. With Bill carrying me on his back because I had a broke foot. She was standing on the porch waiting on us. And started laughing and looked at me and said Pamela Gayle what have you done now. And I look at her and said but it wasnt my fault. But we had to stay 2 day and nights. And we all had a blast. Pauline was like my second mother I loved her dearly. God Bless and Rest in Peace. Love you.

Rene Birdsong

March 18, 2020

I have so many fond memories of Aunt Pauline (my dad - Alvin Coleman - sister) and Uncle Bill. Every summer they always stopped by our house in Irving on their way from Lubbock to Louisiana to visit family. We shared many fish fries and conversations around the table about life and dreams. Aunt Pauline always made a point to ask about school and give encouragement to study hard and stay in school. She had a great love of family and always treated all the nieces and nephews as her own! Aunt Pauline will always hold a special place in my heart. Prayers and love to all the Brazell family.

Monica McDonald Wyatt

March 18, 2020

I have such fond memories of my Aunt Pauline, my mom’s (Estelle) sister. I so loved her & always loved it when she would come back home to visit family years ago. I remember coming to visit her in Lubbock many years ago. Aunt Pauline was always so kind & loving. She always had a kind word for you & a smile on her face. 2 Corinthians 5:8 “......to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”

Pauline Sawyer

March 18, 2020

I am blessed to have been named after her. She came to care for her Sister, Myrtice Barnes, of Agua Dulce, Texas after the birth of my Mother, Darlene. I cannot imagine having the courage that she had at age sixteen to take on little, seven year old Jerry, and Oscar, the Father and Husband of this rowdy household in the South Texas oilpatch. She was nurse, housekeeper, cook and child caregiver all at once. When the phone rang, she answered for Barnes Welding and walked messages out to Oscar with a smile and Jerry by the hand and Darlene on her shoulder, just like she had no fear of motherhood. I often heard the stories of how she was tested again and again during the months of recovery that Myrtice required. Never complaining and always smiling through it all. Biscuits, Chicken and Dumplings and 4 types of homemade Gravy were some of her specialties in the kitchen. And all this at the age when most girls are learning to drive and want nothing to do with being domestic. When my parents reunited after my Father's happy return from Vietnam in 1968, they decided to name their first child, if it was a girl, after her, to honor the selfless affection she showed to her oldest Sister and a helpless newborn. I grew up in South Texas knowing I had a Great Aunt that showed the greatest of all loves, to everyone, throughout her entire life.
Christ like love has no boundaries. She was the example of this through her entire life.

Kathy Sellier

March 18, 2020

I am only one of many nieces who loved her and will think of her with a smile. We always had fun together when they came to Agua Dulce to visit. She was always in the kitchen with “Mert” which is what she called my mother. I know they are rejoicing and catching up together after so many years apart! Love and condolences to all her dear loved ones!

Leisa Hall

March 18, 2020

We would like to thank you for sharing your Mom with us at Wilshire! She was such a light, every time I would talk to her she just made me feel good even if she wasn't..
One time when we were talking we found out that she and my Mom worked at Grinnell together...…small world!!! That just gave us added things to talk about!!!!!!
I know she is rejoicing in heaven with Jesus and all her loved ones,
we will see her again one day.
Prayers to all of her family for peace and strength
Leisa Hall

Amanda Lee

March 18, 2020

I loved this sweet lady. She loved and cared with her whole heart. My thoughts and prayers are with this sweet family.

Megan Kinard

March 18, 2020

Granny was the one of the kindest and gentlest souls any person or grandkid could ask for. She loved unconditionally and would give the shirt off her back if you needed it. That doesn’t mean she wouldn’t tell you like it is but she did it from a place of love and compassion. She was my biggest cheerleader and always told me I would make something of my life and to never quit reaching for my dreams. She was also one of those people who would make sure that you would never go hungry. Whether it was leftovers from the fridge or homemade dumplings or pulling out all the food she had, Granny made sure everyone was taken care of always. I will miss her witty comments and sweet smile as well as our Sunday phone conversations about how crazy the world is or how her cooking was better than whatever she ate that day (and whether it did or did not have enough flavoring or salt!).

I love you granny and I miss you so much. This is not goodbye but rather an “I’ll see you later”.

Love always,
Megan Cheri