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Bright-Holland Funeral Home

2601 Lamar Ave, Paris, TX

OBITUARY

Charlene Annette Borders

May 24, 1949February 9, 2020

Charlene Annette Crawford Borders went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 9, 2020. She lived a full life and was blessed with a natural ability to care for others. She lived her life to the fullest daily and was dedicated to her family and friends. Her philosophy of life was to always continue learning because she believed that our minds are our greatest asset. Mrs. Borders was born on May 24, 1949, in Clarksville, Texas. She attended schools in Paris and Deport. On May 12, 1966, she married her husband of 53 years, Tommy Borders. Mrs. Borders pursued a career in nursing and has been acclaimed as one the best caregivers in the region. She was among the first graduating class from the Paris Junior College LVN program and then went on to be in the first class to graduate from the Paris Junior College RN Program. Her entire life she had been involved in some way with healthcare, including nursing home, home health administration and ownership. She had a deep, abiding love for the elderly as well as being an extremely fierce advocate for them. Mrs. Borders was a member of the first civic leaders' forum beginning in 1970. She worked with the family business, Deport Nursing Home as Director of Nurses for 20 years. She had a love for reading and garage selling. She was never afraid to begin a new venture and was of witty and competitive spirit. She loved to play bridge with her monthly bridge group and enjoyed her Friday night game night of 30 years with close friends Mike Francies and Dave Seber

Mrs. Borders is survived by her husband Tommy Borders, daughter Jeanna Allen-Smith and husband Mike Smith, granddaughter Lillian Mae Borders, grandson Joshua Allen, granddaughter Danci Slagle and husband Jeremy Slagle, great-granddaughters Elisabeth Jordan and Evelyn Reid Allen, parents Roy and Martha Castlebury, brother Bennie Crawford and wife Marilyn Crawford, sister Frankye Sessums and husband Billy Sessums, brother Carl Canady Jr and wife Vicki Canady, brother-in-law Danny Borders and wife Laura Borders. She was also looking forward to her newest great-grandchild Charlie Gene Borders, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mrs. Borders was preceded in death by her son Michael Gene Borders, sister Bobbi Crawford Gifford, brother Mitch Castebury, father B. J. Crawford and Carl Canady, her in-laws Ernest and Bell Borders, grandparents Charles and Vera Wilson and B.F. and Bernice Crawford.

A private family celebration of Charlene’s life will be held at Bright Holland Funeral Home Sunday, February 16, at 2:00 p.m.

Services

  • Private Family Gathering Sunday, February 16, 2020

Memories

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Joann Brown

February 12, 2020

Tommy, I don't know if you remember me or not, but we worked together at Merico, I ran the proof box when you loaded the oven. I just want to tell you how sorry I am about Charlene. I never met your sweet wife, but you always talked about her and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones at this time. I cannot be there for the service as I have health issues, but will be praying for all of you. Love always. Joann Brown

Doris Dollins

February 12, 2020

Will miss that sweet smile. She loved providing care to others. A blessing to many. Prayers for all of you. May sweet memories and the presence of Jesus bless and comfort you in the days ahead.

Melissa Phillips

February 12, 2020

Tommy and family, our heartfelt sympathies go out to all of you. Prayers for peace and comfort.

Ronnie Wright

February 12, 2020

Another Mom,ALWAYS there for me since I was a in grade school. Fly High My other Mom,I'll see ya again. Love and will miss you dearly....😢

Lyn Wolf

February 11, 2020

We had a blast @ Deport Nursing Home. We were all family. We lost another one of our family members. We had some good times there. Really so sorry for Ur family loss. Praying for u all. She will be missed. Love You Charlene RIP

Sarah Armstrong

February 11, 2020

It is hard to believe I will never see your smiling face and hear your voice again. Tommy my heart breaks for you because I understand what you are going through. My heartfelt prayers for Jeanna and the grandchildren. I love you

Vicki CANADY

February 11, 2020

Visiting with Carl Jr & Vicki in Calif

Vicki CANADY

February 11, 2020

Charhene & Tommy in Calif...

Vicki CANADY

February 11, 2020

Beautiful Soul will forever be remembered for truly pouring out her Love to so many.
Amazing woman who gave her entire life to making everyone feel so very special.
When she told you that she loved you, rest assure -- She Did !
Our lives have been Blessed, with our sweet Charlene.
Charlene always showed her brother, Carl Gene Canady, JR the same love as for any family or friend.
I will miss my dear sister-in-law.
-- Vicki Canady

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY