January 27, 1959 ~ November 26, 2022

Born in: Roswell, New Mexico
Resided in: College Station, Texas

Delbert “Bert” Lee Ferrante, of Bryan/College Station, was called home by the Lord on Saturday, November 26, 2022. He passed away peacefully and gently at the age of 63, after a battle with heart complications.

Bert was born on January 27, 1959 to parents Charlie and Mary Evelyn (English) Ferrante in Roswell, New Mexico. Tragically, he lost both parents and two brothers at early ages, after which he was cared for by his grandparents Delbert and Mary Elva (Foster) English. Bert went on to graduate from Dexter High School in 1977, where he held the position of Parliamentarian in the Student Counsel his senior year. He later studied Business Management at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

After college, he started a job at Kaiser Auto Parts in Plainview, Texas, kickstarting a 31 year career in Parts Sales. His fondest years were spent working for Bryan Truck and Trailer as Parts Sales Manager in Bryan, Texas.

In 1977, Bert met Teddi D’Lee Billington in Roswell, New Mexico. Bert and Teddi went on to marry and have two daughters, Sarah Allison and Lindsay Nicole Ferrante.

In 2010, Bert retired and spent his time between family and living on the coast in Galveston, Texas. He had a great love of the ocean and often walked the beaches at sunrise. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, listening to music and living life to the fullest. He was a true lover of life and always chose to see the best in people and situations. He was genuinely kind, humble, selfless, honest and full of love.

Bert was preceded in death by his father Charlie Calvin Ferrante; his mother Mary Evelyn (English) Ferrante; his brothers Charles Michael “Mike” Ferrante, Jon Patrick Ferrante, Leslie Calhoun Ferrante, and Keith Alan Grissom; his father-in-law Ted Billington; and his granddaughter Mia Julianna Williams. He is survived by his former wife Teddi Ferrante; his daughters Sarah Allison Sanderson and Lindsay Nicole Williams; his son-in-laws John Paul “JP” Sanderson and John Joshua “Jay” Williams; his grandchildren Daphney Nicole, Sabastian Killian and Westley River Sanderson; his brother Robert Steven “Robbie” Ferrante; and his sister-in-law Olivia (Regalado) Ferrante; his mother-in-law Billie Billington and many wonderful aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 2:00 pm. All are welcome. After the service, Bert will be laid to rest at Old Bethel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, an organization Bert felt strongly about, as he lost two brothers to muscular dystrophy.  Donate to Muscular Dystrophy Association

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Funeral Service: December 5, 2022 2:00 pm

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

979-822-3717
https://callawayjones.com

Room: Bluebonnet Chapel
Interment: December 5, 2022 3:30 pm

Old Bethel Cemetery
Hardy Weedon Road (Brazos County)
College Station, Texas 77845

979-450-9381

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  1. Dear Sarah Sanderson and Family,

    We are so very sorry for your loss and will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. May all the special memories you all hold near and dear to your hearts, provide peace and comfort now and in the days ahead.

    God Bless,

    Bluebonnnet Health (Hospice) Services Team

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I remember working with Bert for many years at Bryan Truck. I have kept in touch at times with him on FB. He was always happy. Prayers from Robert and Doris Willis

  3. To Bert’s family:
    We were in Yarbro Elementary School together. He told me a few years back that he walked me home from school at times. He was always kind and sweet.
    May he rest in Heaven now.

  4. We are glad Bert is no longer suffering. Our sympathy and love to those who hold him in your heart. Kenneth & Rosemary English, Faust, and Cox families.

  5. I am so sorry for you loss, Bert was one of a kind, always had a smile on his face. He is in a wonderful place now and no more pain, worry and living the dream.
    God bless the family and may Jesus bring his GRACE up all Bert’s family.

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