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Charlene Annette Crawford Borders

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Charlene Annette Crawford Borders went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 9, 2020.

She lived a full life and was blessed with a natural ability to care for others. She lived her life to the fullest daily and was dedicated to her family and friends. Her philosophy of life was to always continue learning because she believed that our minds are our greatest asset.

Mrs. Borders was born on May 24, 1949, in Clarksville, Texas. She attended schools in Paris and Deport. On May 12, 1966, she married her husband of 53 years, Tommy Borders.

Mrs. Borders pursued a career in nursing and has been acclaimed as one the best caregivers in the region. She was among the first graduating class from the Paris Junior College LVN program and then went on to be in the first class to graduate from the Paris Junior College RN Program. Her entire life she had been involved in some way with healthcare, including nursing home, home health administration and ownership. She had a deep, abiding love for the elderly as well as being an extremely fierce advocate for them. Mrs. Borders was a member of the first civic leaders’ forum beginning in 1970. She worked with the family business, Deport Nursing Home as Director of Nurses for 20 years. She had a love for reading and garage selling. She was never afraid to begin a new venture and was of witty and competitive spirit. She loved to play bridge with her monthly bridge group and enjoyed her Friday night game night of 30 years with close friends Mike Francies and Dave Seber

Mrs. Borders is survived by her husband Tommy Borders, daughter Jeanna Allen-Smith and husband Mike Smith, granddaughter Lillian Mae Borders, grandson Joshua Allen, granddaughter Danci Slagle and husband Jeremy Slagle, great-granddaughters Elisabeth Jordan and Evelyn Reid Allen, parents Roy and Martha Castlebury, brother Bennie Crawford and wife Marilyn Crawford, sister Frankye Sessums and husband Billy Sessums, brother Carl Canady Jr and wife Vicki Canady, brother-in-law Danny Borders and wife Laura Borders. She was also looking forward to her newest great-grandchild Charlie Gene Borders, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mrs. Borders was preceded in death by her son Michael Gene Borders, sister Bobbi Crawford Gifford, brother Mitch Castebury, father B. J. Crawford and Carl Canady, her in-laws Ernest and Bell Borders, grandparents Charles and Vera Wilson and B.F. and Bernice Crawford.

A private family celebration of Charlene’s life will be held at Bright Holland Funeral Home Sunday, February 16, at 2:00 p.m.

Online condolences can be made at www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com

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