Connie Jo Bingham

Connie Jo Bingham died at her home March 19, 2020. She was surrounded in love and prayer as she went home to be with the Lord.

She is survived by her son, Clay Bingham, daughter-in-law Julie Bingham, and her grandchildren Kaitlyn Bingham, Grayson and Megan Bingham, Braden Bingham, Logan Compton, and Graham Compton as well as many other spiritual children who knew her as a second mother, and faithful mentor.

She was born on December 22, 1937 to two wonderful parents, Arnold and Lorine Haskin of Goree, Texas. There she grew up on a very humble farm and attended Goree High School. She was an excellent basketball player leading her Wildcats to the District Championship her senior year. Her claim to fame was scoring 51 points in a single game as point guard. She met and married Alan Bingham and subsequently moved to Amarillo, Texas where she supported the family farm and cattle operations. She also worked at Mr. G’s clothiers beginning as a model and then selling clothes there for 28 years. She was a member and bible class teacher at Paramount Baptist Church for over 60 years. She traveled around the world doing world missions with International Evangelism Association. In 1991, she started a business called Texas Plum Line. Using her grandmother’s recipes, she began to make wild plum jam and then expanded the product line with many variations using the Texas wild plum as her base. She shipped those products for corporations and individuals for Christmas gifts in every state and many foreign countries. She pursued that business until she was 81 years old. She was a sportsman, who loved to hunt and fish well into her late seventies. She was truly a Proverbs 31 woman. Her passion and her mission in life was to bless people with the gospel of Jesus Christ and to encourage those who were hurting and those who had suffered loss. Her counsel, teaching and intercessory prayer will be greatly missed. She lived life to the fullest and left nothing on the field. We who knew her shall miss her greatly.

Viewing will be available from 8: 00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M., Thursday, March 26, 2020, and Friday, March 27, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Memorial Services will be at The Bingham Farm, 5060 Helium Road, Amarillo, Texas on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. The service will be posted online for those of you who cannot attend. She will be buried in the Friendship Cemetery in Goree, Texas on Sunday, March 29, 2020.

19 Replies to “Connie Jo Bingham”

  1. I think I first met Connie at Christmas Roundup and was thrilled to find her delicious jams, jellies & later syrups. I followed them to the different stores she sold through, and appreciated that whenever I asked her to donate to a silent auction for a good-cause group I belonged to, she was always willing. She was a great example of a successful woman entrepreneur and a gracious one. So sad to lose her. Wishing the family peace and comfort,

    Lou Ann Garrett

  2. Connie will surely be missed. She was such a blessing to throngs of people. Frank and I played with bridge with Alan and her for many years plus going to church with them for 60 plus years. The 4 boys played together when they were young so we go way back with them. She was such a spiritual lady and will leave a big hole in our church family. I love u, Connie, my friend!!!

  3. The advice from Connie to a group of ladies that I will never forget: “don’t ever let go of the Savior’s hand”. You are holding His hand now. I will miss you.

  4. I was so blessed to know her – even if it was only for a very short time. I admire her spirit and her faith. I’m looking forward to see her again in a higher realm.

  5. Connie, you will be dearly missed and never forgotten. You were a beautiful woman inside and out and you radiated grace and dignity. Thank you for your friendship and support and for being an example for us all.

    Clay and family, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your sweet and amazing Mother and Grandma. You are all in my prayers and in my heart. God bless.

  6. Connie was the wisest, kind hearted, strong woman. I always enjoyed spending time with her. She became my official mentor about a year ago. She was always mentoring me and a lot of others throughout the years. I regret not trying to meet with her sooner in my life. She was the perfect example of a life lived to fullest on this earth with her heart and mind fixed on Jesus. I will miss her dearly.

  7. Connie was a beacon of light where ever she was! So fun to watch her as she walked down the halls at Paramount and it would take her forever to get to her class because everyone had to stop and hug her!! People just couldn’t get enough of her encouragement, wisdom and enthusiasm for Jesus Christ. Truly a most wonderful life well lived.

  8. We are so sorry for the. loss of a sweet band veautiful Lady! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Clifford and Glenda Straw

  9. My biggest regret is that I only got to know her for a short time. She blessed my life in the time we had. She also made me a Ranger baseball fan and that’s really saying something!!
    Her faith was real as was everything about her. I will miss her so much.

  10. Connie was my as teacher close to 40 years. We saw each other though many joys and trials! Always telling of Gods love and how to seek it!! I loved her with all my heart!! I’m so happy she is free of pain and walking the streets of gold. It won’t be long and we will see each other again. Rest In Peace my precious Sunday School teacher!!!!!💖💖💞

  11. We are part of the multitude of people whose lives were touched & blessed because of Connie. We hope to daily seek Jesus, pray, & love others as she taught by word & example.
    Our prayers continue for her family & friends to find peace & comfort from Jesus.

  12. Clay, our hearts are full…with sadness of losing my sweet friend but overflowing with the knowledge that she is with the One she loved the most and Who loves her. Heaven keeps looking sweeter and sweeter. Brother Shad always said-we never say goodbye, just “see you later”!
    May the Comforter be your anchor during these days, weeks and months!
    Debbie Jackson

  13. Connie was a dear friend for many years. We have gone on mission trips together. We attended church with her for many years. She will be missed.

  14. Thank you Ms. Connie for loving unconditionally and giving wise godly counsel to us. You will be missed but your loving spirit will be remembered in our hearts. ♥️

  15. The one who never gave up and always ran strong. The girl who knew who was guiding her. A woman of the Word. A dear friend. A hand to hold and pray with. The best jam you ever tasted. The powerful challenge of a teacher. The sweet smile of a mentor. The quick reminder of a scripture hidden in a heart. The phone call you always took. The ivory tickler. The girl who could hang with the boys. The farm girl with work ethic. The sweetest jumper off glass. My MVP. The best coffee date. Spoke truth in love. Could see God in all things and at all times. I love my Connie girl.

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