March 31, 1960 ~ November 18, 2021

Born in: Bryan, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

April Denise (Mooney) Sterling Smith, age 61, succumbed to a long illness on November 18, 2021. A viewing will be held at Calloway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan, Tx on Monday November 29 from 6:00-8:00 pm with services to follow Tuesday November 30 at 10:00 am. Burial services will be private for immediate family, but a potluck gathering will be held at Zion Church of Kurten 977 FM 2038 Bryan, Tx 77808 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to American Cancer Society.

April was born in Bryan, Tx and graduate from Bryan High School in 1978. April was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and grandmother who was dedicated to the care of others, including friends and neighbors. She could always be counted on for a sympathetic ear, a warm hug, or a gale of laughter – whatever was needed. She was known for her generosity with food and wisdom. April was also well known for providing an open heart and open home for any children or teenagers in need of kindness. She had a special way with young people that she used as a volunteer for many years with boy scouts, girl scouts, church youth groups, and as a well-loved bus driver with Bryan ISD for 19 years.

April was a woman of deep faith and love of God, and she had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. April attended numerous churches in the area over her lifetime, and was a member of Faith Bible Church Bryan, Tx when she passed. Her favorite bible verse was 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind”.

April was predeceased in death by her parents Jack Edward Mooney and Billie Maxine Burton Mooney. She is survived by her husband David Smith, her cousins Sharon Mooney and Kathy Pasteka, her children Tommy Mooney, Tabitha Gilley, Caleb Sterling, Tiffany Williams, Tony Sterling, her stepchildren Lee Smith and Jacob Smith, and her grandchildren Cody Ryan Otwell, Caedyn Proctor, Freedom Proctor, Katelynn Cook, Selah Proctor, Moriah Williams, Zoey Sterling, Kandyn Sterling, Tony Sterling, Jr., Chevy Williams, Zaeden Sterling, Autumn Sterling, Jack Edward Mooney, Justice Williams, Jett Williams, and Rhythm Gilley.


Visitation: November 29, 2021 6:00 pm - November 29, 2021 8:00 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Room: Bluebonnet Chapel
Funeral Service: November 30, 2021 10:00 am

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Room: Bluebonnet Chapel

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  1. April was always so kind to me. She was there when I needed, encouragement. She could always make me laugh at times when I needed to laugh. I’m sorry for your loss. My condolences. Praying for your beautiful family. She will be missed. Love you guy’s.

  2. April was girl scout friend with my daughter Sharon. April’s Mother had the best girl scout troop in Bryan and best group of girls. It sounds like April carried on her Mother’s work. They were both an asset to our community.

  3. Very sorry for your loss. I had the opportunity to work with Amber at the Bryan ISD bus barn. She was always willing to fill in if needed & loved driving a bus, but more than that she cared about the kids riding her bus. Prayers for her family.

  4. April will be forever missed. She was like a second mother to so many of us. She was there for me in my teen years as well as me young adult life. I am forever grateful to have had her on my life.

  5. April will be missed deeply. She was my bus driver for the longest and always was so sweet, always had me laughing. she never had a frown on her face and always knew how to cheer anyone up. You all are in my thoughts

  6. In the short time that we knew April, she gave us a lifetime of joy. Seeing her at church on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings always brought a smile to our face and joy to our hearts. She is deeply missed.

    We look forward to the day that we will see her again, raised to life, with her glorified body. Until then, we treasure her memory in our hearts.

  7. Caleb, I am so sorry for your loss. I continue to pray for the Lord’s comfort for you and your family. I worked with you at College Station Electric (I’m Granger’s mom). If you’d ever like to meet for coffee, please contact me.

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