Alice Brubaker Whitelock, was born September 22, 1915 in Henderson, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harley and Mary Louis Brubaker, her brother Harley (Bup) Brubaker, husband Gordon M. Whitelock, and granddaughter Whitney E. Whitelock. She is survived by her son David Gordon Whitelock and wife Rosie, son Paul Richard Whitelock and wife Donna, daughter Mary Edith Whitelock Barber and husband Don Barber, 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.|
Alice met her husband, Gordon "Chief" Whitelock at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. They settled in Houston where he became the pastor of Pierce Junction Community Church and Almeda Bible Church. She loved life as a pastor's wife and had an amazing ability to bring Bible stories to life, opening others' eyes to the reality of Jesus Christ's love.
Gordon and Alice started Camp Peniel in 1946, desiring that young people come to know the Lord Jesus personally through faith in His substitutionary death on the cross. God gave Alice the tremendous gift of loving others and the dynamic ability to direct girl's camp. She was and continues to be an inspiration and blessing to all.
Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2011, our beloved "Mommy Al" left the confines of this earth and moved through the Pearly Gates of Heaven to her new home in Glory. She left quietly from her home on earth, but surely she arrived in Heaven with style and excitement looking forward to seeing her Jesus "face to face". She will be greatly missed, but what a legacy she left for all of us who had the honor to know her. One of her favorite verses: Hebrews 13:5 taken from the Wuest Expanded Translation, which she loved: "I will not, I will not cease to sustain and uphold you. I will not, I will not, I will not let you down."
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to:
Camp Peniel 6716 East FM 1431, Marble Falls, Texas 78654; or Whitelock Ministries 143 April Point, Montgomery, Texas 77356
Funeral service is Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Camp Peniel. Interment will follow at Camp Peniel.
Condolences may be offered at: www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home of Marble Falls.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Nov. 27, 2011