“Know yourself. Be yourself. Love yourself. Seek goodness and be goodness. Seek beauty and be beauty. Seek love and be love.” ― Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

25 February 2011

Rest In Peace Jon

One of the sweetest people I have ever known walks with the Lord. More and more I see God truly takes the best ones from us too soon.

I met Jon and Molly when I lived in Texas. We shared a mutual love for the Doberman Pincher. They had a sweet girl named Lacy and I had my Gallagher.

My thoughts and prayers are with Jon's family.

Molly, I love, love, love you.

He Only Takes the Best

God saw you getting tired,
And a cure was not to be.
So he put his arms around you,
And whispered “Come to me”.

With tearful eyes we watched you,
And saw you pass away.
Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands to rest.
God broke our hearts
to prove to us,
He only takes the best.

By Therese Pearman

Jon Brunson
Born: February 15, 1968
Died: February 25, 2011
Visitation: His family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, February 27, 2011 at Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home, 6123 Garth Road-Baytown.
Services: A celebration of Jon’s life will be, 4 p.m., Monday, February 28, 2011, at the First Baptist Church, 602 Main Street in Liberty, Rev. Steve Bean officiating.
Obituary: Jon Philip Brunson was surrounded by the love of his family at a Houston healthcare facility when he departed this life on the evening of Friday, February 25, 2011, following a valiant battle with cancer, and 10 days following his 43rd birthday. Born in Port Sulphur, Louisiana on February 15, 1968, he was the eldest of three children born to Phillip and Cora (Crowe) Brunson. A proud Louisiana native, Jon graduated from Bastrop High School where he was a standout linebacker and fullback. He continued his football career at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. After graduation, Jon returned to Louisiana and his Alma Mata as a coach for the Bastrop Rams. After a brief coaching stint in Arkansas, he moved to Texas where he immediately met his partner in life, Molly Maxwell. Jon and Molly were married on June 13, 1998 in Destin, Florida. He taught in Alvin briefly before coming to Goose Creek CISD as an elementary physical education teacher. Jon would leave teaching to go to work at Exxon, but returned to the calling that he loved and where he felt he was really making a difference, teaching elementary school age students. He taught at Pumphry and eventually at Alamo, where he continued to be a beloved member of the Alamo faculty and family. A passionate fitness enthusiast, Jon not only taught sports, fitness and athletics to his students, but he modeled for each of them life lessons such as discipline, respect, courage, tenacity and self-esteem.
Though Jon loved teaching, his true passion was his family. Whether he was watching his two sons, Pete and Troy, win the 2009 Arkansas State Football Championship, baking cookies or teaching his daughter, Blake, how to ride a bike, Jon considered himself a blessed man, calling his children his “jewels.” He and Molly were faithful members of First Baptist Church in Liberty.
In addition to his loving wife Molly Maxwell Brunson, his family includes his three children, Pete Brunson, Troy Brunson and Blake Brunson; his parents, Phillip and Cory Brunson of League City; two sisters, Jamie Rollins and her husband, Scott of Cartersville, GA and Susan Carvajal and her husband, Chuck of San Jose, CA.
Memorials: Jon’s family requests memorial be made in his memory to Goose Creek CISD Education Foundation, P.O. Box 8081, Baytown-77522, or Houston Hospice, www.houstonhospice .org, or Cancer Treatment Center of America-Midwest Hospital, www.cancercenter.com/midwestern-hospital.cfm

Obituary courtesy of Crespo and Jirrels Funeral Home.

1 comment:

Autumnskye said...

My brother, Jon Brunson...the best brother a girl could ask for. I wish I had told you that more often. But each time we were together the embrace we shared I could tell you knew.
I'll never stop missing you. I know you are in Heaven playing fetch with your Lacey and my Kiara. Both abused dogs that we each took in to our homes. Animal lovers the both of us.
You handled your cancer with such grace and dignity, giving God glory even though you lived in pain each day. You know what Jon, you are my HERO!!!
I know when my time comes, "you'll be waiting for me," as you always had to wait on me when we were kiddos bike riding. But, remember I was faster than many of the boys!!!