Delores LaFrance Pierson Bevill, 85, of Amarillo, TX went home to her Lord Jesus on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
Memorial services will be at 1:30 P.M., Saturday, November 7, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd., with Ralph Mireles officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.
Delores was born on September 29, 1935 in Hale County, Texas to Dorothy & Ernest LaFrance.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy & Ernest LaFrance, and her husbands, Billy Pierson and QD Bevill. Also preceded by her brother, Jackie LaFrance, and sons, Brent Pierson and David Bevill.
Mourned by her children:
Debbie Breland & husband Gregg of Dumas, Sam Pierson & wife Brenda of Amarillo, Cynthia Dowdey & husband Michael of Dallas, Denise Vaughn & husband Chuck of Amarillo, and Davida Mays & husband Richard of Roswell, NM.
Pat (Dewey) Hukill, of Olton and Jerry (Janet) LaFrance, of Lubbock.
Her grandchildren & great-grandchildren:
Breanna (Joseph) Bass, Amarillo & son Carson
Zach (Ashlee) Breland, Dumas & children Adi, Zander & Zeplin
Trent Breland, Dumas
Paige (David) Castellon, Spur
Davis Dowdey, Dallas
Jarrod (Sarah) Gardner, Little Rock, AR
Amanda Gardner, Little Rock, AR
Brandi (Stony) Escoto, Amarillo & son Battle
Brittney Vaughn, Amarillo & children Kaylee, Bailee & Colton
Erica Bittle, Amarillo & sons Brayden & Parker.
Delores graduated high school from Kress, TX in 1954. Friends made during these years were life-long friends. During their retirement years, the class of 1954 planned many trips together.
Delores and Billy Pierson married in February 1955 and had 4 children together. They farmed outside of Petersburg and attended church in Plainview. After Bill’s death in 1968, Delores learned to be a single mom and moved to Plainview.
After living in Plainview for four years, Delores became reacquainted with an old high school friend, QD Bevill. They were married in April 1972 and moved to Gruver, TX, where all but one of their combined 7 children graduated from Gruver High School. During those years, Delores cultivated several of her interests – painting, entertaining and reading. She was part owner in a craft shop, worked in the Gruver Library and worked in the office at First Baptist Church.
Delores & QD lived in Gruver until 1987, when they entered Southwestern Baptist Seminary and started a new life in ministry. They had ministry positions in McLean, TX and Plainview, TX. Delores worked in the library at Wayland Baptist University until retirement in 2006. After QD passed away in 2013, Delores moved to Amarillo, where she enjoyed many new friends for 6 years.
Memorials may be made in Delores’ name to: GuideStone Mission:Dignity, MissionDignity.org