Brenard (B.J.) Jack Jean, age 87, of Waxahachie, passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, in Mansfield. He was born Feb. 21, 1922 in Farmersville, Texas to Earnest Welch Jean and Birdie Louise (Tate) Jean.

Brenard was a honorary life time member of the American Legion. He taught Sunday School at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home for 40 plus years and was an active member of First Baptist Church of Waxahachie.

Survivors include three daughters, Pat Henley and her husband Don of Waxahachie, Shirley Parker and her husband Roger of Seattle, Washington and Brenda Jean of Mansfield, Texas; grandchildren, Susan Henley, Mark Henley, Chrystal Hall-Doyle, and Wendy Sheets;  great-grandchildren, Lilly Sheets, Kyle Sheets and Brendan Doyle. 

Brenard was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Burrus and Burton Jean; two sisters, Wilma Howard and Joyce Jean.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home. 

Graveside service were held at 10:30 a.m, Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Waxahachie or the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie, 972-937-2211.