Bittenbender, Jobea Jobea Nell Graham Bittenbender of Mesquite, was born in Searcy, Arkansas, October 19, 1948 to James L. and Betty Riley Graham. Jobea was preceded in death by her dad James L. Graham, father-in-law and mother-in-law Lee and Avie Bittenbender and brothers-in-law Charles Clem and Thomas Cottier. Jobea was a professional classical guitarist, founder of the Children's Continuing Education Guitar Program at Eastfield College, ballroom dance instructor and co-owner of Bittenbender Dance and Music Academy. In 1992, Jobea received the Eastfield College Continuing Education Award as Instructor of the Year. Survivors are husband Terry, mother Betty Graham, daughter Kerri Bordelon & husband Bret, son Toby Bittenbender, daughter Kristi Garner & husband Mike; nine grandchildren; sisters Ginger Akins & Susan Smith; brother Terry Graham; sister-in-law, Cheryl Clem; numerous nieces & nephews. Visitation Saturday, June 29th, 1:00 pm followed by the funeral service at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home. Rev. Dan Carroll, officiating. Memorials may be made to Dallas Area Parkinson's Society.
Published in Dallas Morning News on June 28, 2013