Billie Jeane (Jeannie) Bradford Hoelle went home to be with the Lord on November 24th, 2020, at the age of 75, surrounded by the love of her family. She was born May 24, 1945, to parents Billie Harold and Bettie Jean Bradford. She was the oldest of 4 amazing children. She grew up in Menard and San Angelo, Texas, and could often be found at 12 mile crossing or on the banks of the San Saba. She was a devoted wife and mother. Family was her everything. She was always looking out for her children and anyone else in the neighborhood who needed her, including her nieces and nephews. She worked with the Girl Scouts, Shannon Medical Center, and Shannon Clinic Business Office for years, sharing her love for people with everyone she encountered.
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She is preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Bettie Bradford, her husband, Eric Hoelle, her son, Eric (E.C.) Hoelle, II, her sister, Ginger Mory, her brother, Bert Bradford, and many other amazing aunts and uncles.
She is survived by her daughter, Lara Nesler, grandson, Jeremiah, sister and brother in law, Tillie and Robert Slagle, brother-in-law, Gary Mory, brother in law and sister in law, Joe and Jenny Hoelle, brother in law, Andy Hoelle, step-son and wife, Mikel and Sommer Pelzel, step-grandchildren Savannah, Mikee, and Dax, step-daughter and husband, Kathy and David Novian, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces and nephews. Jeannie was loved dearly by all who knew her.
Jeannie was a woman with a feisty spirit for life, fun, and family who loved with a faith and consistency rivaled only by that of her mother, no matter what. She was a die-hard family gal who would do anything to help her family or a complete stranger, even if they didn’t necessarily want that help. A year didn’t pass without an extra few new friends at the table for Christmas or Thanksgiving holidays. She was often found making jewelry, doing needle-point, playing board games or Yahtzee with her family and friends at Park Plaza these past few years. She could talk for hours and entertain anyone with her fun-loving, bright, and caring personality. She loved to laugh with her daughter and grandson. She would squeal with laughter as Jeremiah raced her around the parking lot in her wheelchair. She was so proud of being a breast cancer survivor and advocated for others going through the struggle after her. She became addicted to anything pink after her first diagnosis. She loved nature, hummingbirds, and rose bushes galore. She loved Jesus, loved to read, be with her family and brag about them, too. She was a woman of deep emotions and strength who loved Jesus, and is now pain free and celebrating life in Heaven with those who have gone before her.
We want to express our many thanks to the amazing staff at Park Plaza who cared for Jeannie with such love and attention. We know how much you loved her and for that we are eternally grateful! Park Plaza is an amazing facility staffed with some incredible people. Thank you for becoming a part of our family these past two years.
Memorial services (social distancing and masks expected due to safety precautions) for family and close friends will be held at 11 am, Saturday, December 5, 2020, at Journey Bible Church, located at 2819 Loop 306 in San Angelo, Texas. A Facebook Live session will air during the memorial service on Lara Nesler’s Facebook page, if you would like to attend virtually for safety reasons. Thank you!
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at www.bcrf.org, help a needy family, or plant a rose bush.
Arrangements are by Shaffer Funeral Home. On line condolences can be made at shafferpioneer.com