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Betty Baldwin Wilson, 90, of Bridge City,


Last updated 1/23/2020 at Noon

Betty Baldwin Wilson, 90, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on January 21, 2020, in Beaumont, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 27, 2020, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with Reverend Randy Branch officiating. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange, Texas, on February 15, 1929, she was the daughter of Russell Daniel Coleman and Earlene (Nimitz) Coleman.

Betty was a devoted member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Orange.

She was involved in the United Methodist Women’s Group “Women of Wesley”, as well as being a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Bengal Guards.

Betty was a wonderful seamstress, enjoyed collecting vintage handkerchiefs, loved jewelry, and was known to her family as the “QVC Queen”.

One of her many passions in life was cooking and baking and was known around town for her blonde brownies, also called “49ers”.

She was a strong and fiercely independent woman, a great friend to many, and truly cared about everyone she met.

She was very family oriented and always kept close to her extended family, making sure to be in the know and keep up with the joys in everyone’s lives.

Betty was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and friend who never had a bad word to say about anyone.

Her great sense of humor and warm smile will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Earlene Coleman; husband, Clyde “Jack” Wilson; husband, William Earl Baldwin, Sr.; sons, William Earl Baldwin, Jr. and Rex Alan Baldwin, Sr.; step-son, Jackie Wilson; sister, Nita Cooper; and her brother, Russell Coleman.

Betty is survived by her daughters, Nita Baldwin and Betty Kay Wallace and husband Darrel, all of Bridge City; grandchildren, Tyler Leckband and wife Katrina, Dustin Wallace, Kaleigh Wallace Allen and husband Chris, Rex Alan Baldwin, Jr. and wife Zandra, Brandon Baldwin, Cody Baldwin, Ashley Ellerbee and husband Heath, and Telisa Baldwin; 19 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Gladys Dryden; and daughter-in-law, Joanna Baldwin; along with numerous other loving family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Wesley United Methodist Church at 401 N. 37th St., Orange, TX 77630.


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