Datha Gean Campbell

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Datha Gean Campbell, age 93, went to her eternal home on Sunday, October 22, 2023.

Funeral Services: 2PM Saturday, October 28 at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Riesel Cemetery.

She was born to Richard and Flossie Bridges on December 17, 1929 in Farmersville, Texas. Gean spent her early days in Luling and attended Luling High School. She later worked at Safeway and Sears & Roebuck in the Manufacturing Department.  She had four children: Billy, Richard Allen, Marilyn, and Shirley.

Gean met the love of her life, Edward Ray Campbell, and they were married on February 23, 1973 in Ennis.  As they began their life together, they blended a family of eight children: Billy, Allen, Marilyn, Shirley, James, Jack, Walter and Donald.

Gean, also known as “Nanny” loved Jesus and her family.

Gean was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Flossie Bridges; her husband of 26 years, Edward Ray Campbell; and sons, Walter Campbell, Donald “PeeWee” Campbell, and James Campbell.

She is survived by a large extended family including her two daughters, Marilyn and husband, Mike Gokey, and Shirley; three sons, Billy and wife, Terry Wright, and Richard Allen and wife, Kim Wright, and Jack and wife, Sherry Campbell; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren along with their respective spouses and children.



Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Chad & Melissa Davis

    What an honor it is to fulfill your last wishes for you, Nanny. You were always such a huge blessing to me growing up. Jaime and I always looked forward to going to the farm in China Spring every weekend and during the summers to spend you with you and PawPaw bottle feeding the baby calves, swimming in the cow troughs, eating whatever we wanted as long as we didn’t put our hands in the pickle jars! You were one of a kind and loved us all unconditionally. We loved you so much, Nanny. We are going to miss you so much. Give PawPaw, Scott and Seylah Ann a big hug for me.

  2. Lillian Rodgers

    Aunt Gean was a very loving lady and a great cook. She will be missed by all.
    I loved her like my momma that she was very close too. Love Lynn Ann & Leonard and Bubba, Michelle& Jody.

  3. Such a sweet kind lady that we all loved. We know you are free and in the arms of GOD.

  4. Praying for all the family, You will be miss Aunt Gean. Love you

  5. Robert Mark Campbell

    I remember Nanny Gean so fondly; making a bowl of tomato soup with a slice of cheese just for me., teaching me how to actually bathe (“Wash behind those ears!” ), letting me brush her darling little whit poodle “FiFi” and always having a warm smile and a kind hug. I felt sorry for her putting up with PawPaw’s roof-rattling snoring – but I know she loves me as I have that same snore today! Nanny was always doing for others. There is a lot of deep sadness in the Campbell family, but Nanny Gean was always a shining light. I always appreciated how she was not self-righteous, but lived by example.

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