OBITUARY

Ms. Venita J Painter

October 31, 1947April 25, 2021
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Venita June Driggars was born on October 31, 1947 in Winnsboro Texas to Dewey Roscoe and Maggie Marie Tibbs Driggars. She was a bouncing dark-haired and dark-eyed baby girl. At age 4, they moved on Glenn Road in Seagoville Texas.

She started First Grade in Seagoville Grade School, continuing thru Central Elementary and Seagoville Junior and Senior High, graduating with honors in May 1966. In high school, she was in the Future Homemakers of America, Honor Society, Science Club, Art Club, Pep Squad, and Drill Team. She attended one year at East Texas State University, Commerce Texas (now Texas A&M-Commerce).

She accepted Jesus into her life at the age of 9 while attending Seagoville Missionary Baptist Church, Seagoville, which later became Bethel Baptist Church, Seagoville.

While in junior high, she had a job babysitting two cousins (Kathy & Jay); then in high school, she worked as a cashier at Branson’s Supermarket, Seagoville. After graduation, she worked at Gibsons Plant Office, Seagoville.

She married Garry Clinton McMillan in August 1968 and birthed Lance Clinton McMillan on May 3, 1970 in San Antonio TX. They lived in Schertz, later moving to Houston. She and Garry divorced in 1975.

After several years being a divorcee, she married John Mark Painter, June 1981, in Houston . She and Mark were members for many years at First Baptist Church, Houston and involved in Sunday School and the Adult Choir. They later moved to College Station. She and Mark divorced in February 2013.

In her adult life, she lived in Schertz, San Antonio, Houston, Jersey Village, College Station and Combine Texas. After becoming ill, she resided at Mesquite Tree Nursing Home (Mesquite) and Kemp Care Center (Kemp).

Her career was an outstanding, working, faithful employee for several companies: Trinity University, San Antonio as a receptionist of students & faculty; Living Windows Company, Diamond Shamrock/ARCO (5-7 yrs) and Columbia Gas & Transmission (10 yrs) in Houston; Travel Shuttle Service (3-4 yrs) in College Station.

She is preceded in death by parents Dewey & Maggie Driggars, brother Dewey Robin Driggars, paternal and maternal grandparents. She is survived by son, Lance Clinton McMillan (wife Brenda) of Sugar Land Texas; sisters Sharion Jolene Hambrick (husband Gary) of Lindale Texas and Sherry Glee York (husband Tex) of Eustace/Martin Mills Texas, sister-in-law Dana Driggars of Crandall. She is also survived by her four grandchildren: Cole, Alexis, Reid and Harper Lee of Sugar Land Texas; many nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, friends and acquaintances.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 30, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 30, 2021

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Delene Mahan

April 30, 2021

I always remembered Venita as having such a sweet beautiful smiling face....and loving to hear her laugh. Even though we were cousins...the miles kept us from seeing each other often....but this is how I remember her. Praise God that she no longer suffers the physical and mental pain that this world so often forces upon us...but that she is in the presence of our precious Lord and Savior Jesus....and in a great reunion with Aunt Maggie and Uncle Dewey and her brother Rob....and all of her dear aunts and uncles and other loved ones! What a joyous homecoming! For her sake...our hearts are at peace....but we hurt for the loss of such a precious person! Sherry and Jodie...my dear cousins....I am with you in my heart today and the days to come...and I pray for comfort and peace for the loss of Venita. I pray that God would flood your hearts and minds with the sweetest of memories....and with your spirit with His everlasting love. I love you my sweet cousins. Delene

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