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Jeanette Boyd Irwin

Tyler, Texas

Nov 17, 1924 – Jul 13, 2020 (Age 95)


November 17, 1924
July 13, 2020
Tyler, Texas


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Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors - Tyler Obituary

Graveside Services for Jeanette Boyd Irwin, age 95, of Chandler will be held at 10:30 am Thursday at Chandler  Memorial Gardens with Bro. Kenneth Reid officiating.  Mrs. Irwin was born on Nov. 17, 1924 in Chandler to Ira and Alice Boyd and passed away on July 13, 2020 in Longview.

Mrs. Irwin graduated from Chandler High  as Valedictorian and received her bachelor's from North Texas University and her Master's from Sam Houston  State University.  She taught school in Burkeville, Dayton and Gladewater, TX. She loved her students and enjoyed keeping in touch with them. She retired  to her  farm and raising cattle and enjoying her grandchildren and great-grandchildren the rest of her  life.

Survivors include sister, Billie Hartley of Tyler; son, Fred Irwin and wife Redonna of Longview; daughter-in-law, Tyanne  Irwin; grandsons, Nathan Irwin and wife Dana of Longview,  Keelan Irwin of Frisco, Neil Irwin and his wife Kendra of Aledo, TX and Matt Irwin and wife Jenny of Chandler; great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Savannah, Ryder, Luke, Lane, Ezra and Selah Irwin; nephews, George McDaniel & Sam Boyd; nieces, Jane Hartley Coker and Ginger Wright.  Mrs. Irwin was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Irwin and son, Joel Irwin.

The Family wishes to thank the Home Sisters, Darlene Clark and the whole group of caretakers.

Memorials may be made to the Charity of your choice.

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Fred, Redonna & Family, thinking of you. Love & Prayers

Fred and Redonna, my prayers are with you and your family.

Mrs Irwin was my favorite teacher....way beyond the classroom.
Julie Allen Tucker -Class of 1974

Your mom was an inspiration for all of us who knew her. Certainly you were the real beneficiary having had her around for some 70 years. That certainly doesn't make losing her any easier, but as we all know, we haven't lost her at all - she's just gone on ahead and we'll all, one day, be catching up with her again.
In the meantime be strong and lean on Jesus Christ. After all, He's taking good care of her as He's still and will always be in charge.
I'm lifting you...

I was sorry to hear that you lost your mom. I loved her as a teacher, and she loved her students. I remember the days of going in and out of your house playing and visiting. She was always so patient. She leaves a wonderful legacy of family and friends. Love and prayers to you and your family.

My thoughts and prayers are with all the family members at this time. Freddy, your mother was a special lady and a much loved teacher. My mother truly enjoyed teaching with her and I think even riding to Sam Houston together getting their Masters. It has been many years since I have seen you or your mother, but want you to know you were all missed when you moved from Dayton. Your mother lived a long and good life and like my mother experienced some very sad times.

Prayers and warm memories.

Freddy and Family,
Your mom was a very special lady. She was a great teacher, a wonderful mom and one of the best Christian examples we all had as kids. My heart and love to you all.
Rhonda Farris