Brenda Speights

brenda speights
Funeral services for Brenda Carol Peppers Speights, 60, of Beaumont will be 2 PM, Saturday, January 29, 2011 at Hughes Springs School Auditorium with Rev. Eric Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Hughes Springs under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. Mrs. Speights was born on June 30, 1950 in Hughes Springs to Henry Charles Peppers and Evelyn Gladys Hatten Peppers and died on Sunday, January 23, 2011 in Longview. Mrs. Speights was a teacher and a coach at Beaumont ISD. She also taught at Austin Middle School. Survivors include her husband Alfred James Speights, III of Beaumont; her father H.C. Peppers of Hughes Springs; her brother Billy Charles Peppers of Hughes Springs; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mrs. Speights will lie in state on Friday, January 28th and the family will receive friends from 6-8 PM at the funeral home in Hughes Springs.

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  1. Life is but a Stopping PlaceLife is but a stopping place,A pause in what's to be,A resting place along the road,to sweet eternity.We all have different journeys,Different paths along the way,We all were meant to learn some things,but never meant to stay…Our destination is a place,Far greater than we know.For some the journey's quicker,For some the journey's slow.And when the journey finally ends,We'll claim a great reward,And find an everlasting peace,Together with the lordAuthor unknown

  2. I enjoyed the years we got to work together at Austin Middle School. I will always remember Brenda as a highly professional teacher and coach – dedicated to her work but always had time to be nice to others.

  3. Brenda was one of the first to welcome me to Austin Middle School. I feel blessed to have known and worked with her. She is missed. Prayers for her and her family.

  4. It was a pleasure working with Coach Speights. She was a hard-working individual that I respected in this short amount of time. She'll be missed.

  5. I pray the peace of God that passes all understanding over your hearts and minds. I worked with her for many years @ Austin M.S. and she is the aunt of two of my cousins, Ashley Speights and Tyesha Speights.

  6. To the entire Pepprs and Speights families, our hearts are with you as you go through this time of pain and sorrow. Just know that

  7. God sits high and looks low… Brenda was the epitome of what an educator was all about. Educaion was her ministry as she touched thousands of lives by imparting knowledge and values to her students and co-workersl. Your light will forever shne through the lives of others. God blessed me to have you in my life…and for that I am thankful. To the family, you have my prayers and condolences during your time of bereavement. May God continue to bless and keep you.

  8. Brenda was a trust colleague and a great joy to have around! We will miss her wisdom, leadership and guidance greatly here at AMS! Gone but never forgotten!

  9. Brenda…You were everything that represented Good,Honor,Respect and Dignity. You lived your life and set examples that will be your legacy. Love and Miss You Connie Mabry Austin M.S. Secretary

  10. A beautiful rose has taken flight. You will be greatly missed Brenda. My prayers go out to the family. Look up to the hills from whence cometh your help because all of of your help comes from God.

  11. There is comfort in friendship, hope in prayer, peace in love. Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship. May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.Coach Speights will truly be missed by all of her fellow Coaches at Beaumont ISD.Rest my friend you are truly Loved.With Sincerest Sympathy,

  12. I am deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Brenda. I have not seen Brenda in many years but remember the wonderful and fun visits I had with her and her family, upon my arrival from California visiting with my sister Laverne. It is gratifying to know that Brenda had a wonderful and fulfilling life as a wife, teacher and coach. God bless her husband Alfred, father H.C., brother Billy and all of her/our family who can find comfort in knowing another Angel will be watching over them.R.I.P. Brenda! We love you but God loves you more!!!

  13. My daughter is a confident and successful young womam because of Coach Speights. When Brenda coached at Vincent Middle School, Annie had just transferred to public school. Private school had not been a good experience for her. Brenda saw leadership qualities in her and offered a tough but nurturing athletic environment for her. When Annie made her wedding list three years ago, her number one invitee was Coach Speights because even at 27 years old, Annie still respected and appreciated her. Coach touched the lives of hundreds of young women during her career. My husband and I had the opportunity to tell her that more than once. Let all educators continue her legacy.

  14. January 23 I lost a friend and a mentor. From the very first time we met Coach shared her wealth of experience in coaching and teaching with me. I think her favorite line was "let me share something with you." I will treasure all that you have shared with me and will do the same to others that cross my path.The will of the Lord is done and my you find peace in God's house. To Al and the rest of the family may God bless you in you time of sorrow and allow you to move on pass the void that has been left in all our lives. Be blessed.Coach Jackson

  15. During my years at Austin, I had the privilege of having Brenda Speights as my coach. I will always remember her as Coach Speights, the one that made you love volleyball. To the family of Brenda Speights, I am sorry for your loss. I know God has a bigger and better plan for Coach Speights. I will continue to pray for your family during this time. God bless you.

  16. Coach Speights was my coach in elementary and middle school. I no that she's in a better place. I pray that the Lord wraps His loving arms around her family &ease their pain &suffering. Rest in peace Coach Speights.

  17. We all loved Coach Speights and miss her terribly. She was an important part of our daily lives and we were blessed to have her.Becky WilliamsSpanish TeacherAustin Middle School

  18. Coach Speights was my P.E. coach in Middles School and later in life I had the privilege of working with her husband at The Boys and Girls Club. I will continue to pray that God gives your family peace and the strength you need to make it day by day. Be Blessed!Sincerely,Shirley Tompkins

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