Wendell Wright Broom Sr.
1923 - 2017
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Wendell Wright Broom, Sr.

Plano, TX

Wendell Wright Broom, Sr., 93, died February 18, 2017, in Plano, TX. Born April 6, 1923 in Oklahoma City, he was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Rufus and Gladys Wright Broom, a brother, Charles Morton Broom, and a sister-in-law Lavonne Billingsley Scott.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Betty Madge Billingsley Broom, a brother in law, C.B. Billingsley II, of Ponca City, OK, a sister-in-law, Jo Carolyn Wallis Broom of Richardson, TX, and 7 children: Wendell Wright Broom, Jr. of Holderness, NH; Mary Elizabeth Best of Memphis, TN; David Billingsley Broom of Sachse, TX; Margaret LaVonne Adams of McKinney, TX; Kathryn Anne Mick of Orange Park, FL; Jonathan Charles Broom of Richardson, TX; and Linda Cotham Broom of Mesa, AZ. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Including the countless scores of people whom he served as surrogate father, mentor, and confidant, his family numbers into the thousands.

Professionally, he preached full time for about 15 years for churches in Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, and Honolulu and served for 5 years as a missionary to Nigeria, prior to his teaching career as professor of Bible and Missions at Abilene Christian University from 1970-93. He also answered calls from dozens of countries on five continents from Kenya to Siberia to Guatemala to consult, speak, and teach on topics including anthropology, cross-cultural issues, Christian theology, church growth, and missiology.

Memorial services will be held February 25, at the Lake Highlands Church, 9919 McCree Rd, Dallas, TX 75238, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, 2:00, officiated by Jim Reynolds.

Memorial gifts may be directed to African Christian Schools Foundation, P. O. Box 41120, Nashville, TN 37204, website: africanchristianschools.org.

Published by Abilene Reporter-News on Feb. 21, 2017.
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May the family find comfort and peace from GOD'S promises at JOHN 6:40 in the days to come.

February 28, 2017
My deepest condolences to your family during this most difficult time. There are no words that can ease the pain of losing someone so beloved. May you find comfort and peace in knowing that your loved one is in God's memory, because those who pass on are precious in his eyes. Psalms 116:15.
February 28, 2017
The Shulam Family expresses its love and condolences to the Broom Family. May the memory of Wendell Broom forever be a blessing.
Our love,
Joseph, Marcia, Barry and Beth Shulam
February 27, 2017
May the God of all comfort strengthen your entire family and may you also be comforted by the scriptures found at Psalms 116:15
February 26, 2017
Sorry for the loss of a dear loved one. May you find comfort during this grieving moment. Psalm 105:4.
February 26, 2017
Sorry for the loss of a dear loved one. May you find comfort during this grieving moment. Psalm 105:4.
February 26, 2017
Dear Betty,
How fondly our memories have been of you and Wendell and your sister Lavonne coming to our home and Wendell sharing his lesson on Banana and Papaya churches to the churches in South Nyanza, Kenya! And yes, we had Wendell for a teacher at the Missions Seminar. I think of all the Christians from all over the world who are there where he has gone to welcome him and rejoice. We rejoice for him and with you and pray also for Jesus to comfort and fill your heart with His fullness. -Lawrence and Faye Barr
Lawrence and Faye Barr
February 24, 2017
a loved one
February 24, 2017
Dear Betty, I have never forgotten you and your husbands kindness to me when I was working on my graduate degree at Abilene Christian. You invited me into your house and let me house watch for you when you were off doing mission work. Wendell will not be forgotten and our God has blessed him with peace and love as he awaits the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I give you my condolences and prayers.
Monti Renner
February 24, 2017
Monti Renner
February 24, 2017
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