Winnie May Acord Brower went to the Lord on August 1, 2018. She was born in Houston, Texas on March 15,1930 to Herbert and Sophia Acord. Winnie graduated from Jefferson Davis High School in Houston in 1948. In 1951 she graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music. She sang for many gatherings, weddings and several church choirs over the years as a soprano. She taught school in various cities, grades 4-7. In addition, she was a legal secretary, bookkeeper, store manager, clothing buyer, and tailor. One notable tailoring accomplishment was a major rush-new-suit-alteration job for Earl Campbell, 1977 Heisman Award winner, done gratis the night before he left to receive the award in New York City. She was also an administrative secretary for a bank, an administrative secretary for the Sociology Department of Texas A&M University, and became the Administrative Assistant until she retired in 2000. In 2000-2001 she worked with the Bonfire Planning Committee as an assistant to its leader, Dr. Bryan Cole, to determine if the Bonfire tradition could be safely returned to Texas A&M. All her work was done “as unto the Lord.”
She served the Lord in churches with gladness all her adult life as a choir member, soloist, committee member, intercessory prayer warrior, and Sunday School teacher. She was His faithful servant.
She was adored by her four sons and daughter, who credit her for their introduction to the Lord and example to serve Him and others unselfishly. She was the “meanest mother in the world,” making sure her children performed their chores and responsibilities properly and promptly. She was slow to anger, forgiving, never brought up mistakes twice, and never gave up on them. She gave them all a love for music and worship.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Sophia Acord, brother Barry Acord, and daughter-in-law Patti Brower. She is survived by Merle Seth Brower, Jr., Robin Mark Brower (wife Ann), Bari Lynn Scherrer (husband Bob), Stanley Acord Brower (wife Marsha), and Jeffery David Brower (wife Cindy). Her 13 grandchildren are Heather Mearns (husband Bryce), Beth Hoffman (husband Ben), Katherine Morrow (husband Myles), Meryl Brower, Kyle Brower, Caroline Scherrer, Rebecca Davis (husband Kevin), Tyson Brower, Braxton Brower, Aspen Stewart (husband Josh), Kyndal Brower, Winston Brower, and Cinnamon Brower. Her eight great-grandchildren are Jaycee Mearns, Cadence Hoffman, Kinlee Mearns, Carson Davis, Paisley Morrow, Knox Morrow, Kylie Brower, and the youngest, born June 19th, Carah May (named after her great-grandmother) Hoffman.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church, 3100 Cambridge Dr. in Bryan, Texas. Winnie’s family thanks you for your support, friendship, and love over the years.
Visitation will be held at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center, 3001 S College Ave in Bryan, on Monday, August 6 from 6-8 p.m. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at First Baptist Church in Bryan, Texas on Tuesday, August 7 at 10 a.m., followed by a graveside service.
I so enjoyed singing in the choir at FBC Bryan with Winnie. As a soprano, she would give me a thumbs up when I hit a high note. She also could be a cut-up and I loved to laugh with her.
I pray that God will bless her family with peace and comfort today, tomorrow and always.
Our prayers are with your family as you go through this painful time.
I loved Aunt Winnie! I was mostly around her in my younger years. She was always so sweet to me and my sister, Linda. I always got Christmas cards from her. Aunt Winnie seemed to be so calm and loving no matter what the situation was. She was the perfect Aunt!
God Bless you Aunt Winnie
Winnie was such a wonderful presence in our sociology department. She was always helpful and always gave such sage advice. She truly brightened our office in so many ways.
we will all miss you winnie!!! love you and may god bles and rest in heaven. MIMI and the girls from Accell Facility
Rob and family, please accept my condolences for the passing of this sweet sweet lady! I know she is singing praises in Heaven with my Mom and Sis! You are in my thoughts and prayers to be engulfed with beautiful memories!
Sweet Mother, I will always cherish my time with you, lessons learned from you, and your unconditional love given to me. God blessed me with such a wonder mother, for which I am eternally grateful. I know you are singing to Jesus now, and look forward to being with you in Heaven one day. Thank you for you patience, kindness, and sense of humor. I love you and will miss you with all my heart!