Lessie Marie Brinkley peacefully departed this life for her Heavenly home on August 7, 2020, at the age of 90 years. Born to William Elder Davis and Manda Arabelle Davis on April 27, 1930, in Jadie, Oklahoma, Lessie was their youngest of six children. At a young age Lessie enjoyed local friendships in the Shinewell and Zafra communities, riding horses and spending time with her many nieces and nephews.
On December 22, 1955, Lessie married Robert Scott Brinkley in Shinewell, OK. Lessie was a wonderfully devoted wife and mother. At a young age Lessie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert or “Bobby”. Possessing a true servant’s heart, Lessie dedicated her life to raising their five children as a widow by her tireless Christian example.
Lessie enjoyed being in nature gardening vegetables and growing beautiful flowers, especially roses; She also had a special talent of crafting wonderful handmade quilts. One of her favorite roles was being a loving grandmother and spending quality time with all of her family members. Lessie was a devoted member of the Church of God at Redland, OK.
Lessie was preceded in death by her parents William and Manda, siblings: Levi (and Vivian) Davis, Myrtle (and Jay) Hopper, Sidney (and Daisy) Davis, Melvin (and Pauline) Davis, Sherman Davis; and one grandchild Martin Scott Brinkley.
Lessie is survived by three daughters, one son-in-law, two sons and one daughter-in-law: Sharon and Floyd Middleton of Redland, OK, Randall and Mary Brinkley of Broken Bow, OK, Donna Brinkley of Redland, OK, Amanda Joy Brinkley of Redland, OK, and Daniel Brinkley of Redland, OK; six grandchildren: Lacey Middleton, Layna and Judd Dupuis, Landon and Krystal Middleton, Sarah Brinkley, Hannah Brinkley, and Leah Brinkley; four great-grandsons, and three sisters-in-law: Evelean Davis, Lin Brinkley, Evelyn (and Deb) Nichols. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends that she loved dearly.
Graveside funeral services will be held on Monday, August 10th, at 2:00 p.m., at the Denison Cemetery in Idabel, Oklahoma, with pastors Kyle Jordan & Landon Middleton officiating.
Family visitation is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, August 9, 2020, at the funeral home.
Lessie’s family will serve as pallbearers: Monte Davis, Fred Brinkley, Jason Brinkley, Paul Jeanes, Bill Barrett and Cody Barrett.
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