Marinda Jo Laub Bruffett

April 20, 1938 – November 19, 2007

Marinda Jo Laub Bruffett passed away at her home on November 19, 2007 after a lingering fight with cancer. Services are set for 10am Saturday, November 24, 2007 at the First Baptist Church College Station, Texas. Burial will follow at the College Station City Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8pm at the First Baptist Church complex on Friday, November 23rd.

Jo was born on April 20, 1938 to Ernest and Myrtle Laub of Norwood, Missouri who preceded her in death. Jo was converted and baptized in the First Baptist Church of Norwood and a dedicated Christian servant throughout her life. Jo was a member of First Baptist Church College Station at her death.

Jo graduated from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri in 1960 and taught in the public school systems of Missouri, Louisiana and Texas during her career. She retired from the Alvin Independent School District in 1994. Jo took pleasure in quilting, gardening, but most of all spending time with her grandchildren. She was also an active participant in the Discovery Program at First Baptist Church College Station.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Jim, whom she married on November 7, 1958, three sons: Darryl and wife, Lori of College Station; Dr. Wayne and wife, Shawnee of Little Rock, AR; John and wife, Lynda of Murphy, TX; 10 grandchildren: Ryan, Tyler and Shelby Bruffett of College Station; Phoebe, Olivia, Nolen and Everett Bruffett of Little Rock, AR; Lauryn, Logan and Ben Bruffett of Murphy, Texas; her sister, Marie Sanders of Platte City, MO and Vince Sanders, her nephew of Kansas City, MO.

The family wishes to thank the doctors, staff and nurses of Scott – White of College Station and Temple for care throughout her illness. Thanks also to the staff and members of First Baptist Church College Station and, in particular, the Cornerstone Sunday School Class.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Discovery Program, 2300 Welsh, College Station 77845, the American Cancer Society, 3207 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan 77802, or Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 West 26th Street, Bryan 77803.

Arrangements are directed by Callaway-Jones Funeral Home.

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  1. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if we can do anything.

    Jason and Brooke Biddy

  2. We offer our deepest sympathy Jim. May the Great Physician comfort you in your grief and may the hope He gives us all, bouy your spirits.

  3. To express our deep sympathy to you in your loss. We thank you for being in the public school systems for our young children. May God’s Speed Be With You Marinda Jo.
    The American Legion
    Earl Graham Post 159

  4. My thoughts – Prayers are with your family. Jo is very much loved – I am thankful that she and your family are friends of mine. I thank Jesus that we will all be together again one day.

    Love, Jane Costello

  5. Jim, Very sorry to hear about the lost of your wife. My wife and I send our condolences to you and your family. Hang in there pal.

    Ken – Barbara Baroa
    Your old Radarman buddy.

  6. Jim we’re so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our prayers and may God bless you and your family. Your Shipmate; Woodie

  7. Jim and Family,

    Stasia and I want to extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. May GOD be with you in this time of sorrow. We shall continue to keep you and your family in our prayers.

    Flip and Stasia

  8. Dear Jim
    We are so sorry to hear of Jo’s passing, may you have confort knowing she is in the hands of God.

    Jerry * Noel Thornsberry

  9. Our personal prayers and regrets for losing your partner. We are sorry that
    we only had one occasion to meet her.

  10. Our most heartfelt condolences at this very trying time. May God provide comfort and strength for you and some measure of peace to fill the void this loss creates. Please call if we can provide any assistance.

  11. Even though we could not be there with you, know that your family is uplifted in my prayers. Keep the faith and know that your wife/mother/grandmother is no longer suffering any pain and in a better place looking down on you from heaven.

    Deepest Sympathy – Love

    Tinia Evans

  12. So sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Rest in knowing she is at peace with Jesus. God Bless you all.
    In Christ,
    Joe and Julie (Blythe) Withers

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