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Brenda McGregor

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Brenda McGregor

Brenda Ruth Battles McGregor died at Hillsboro on Feb. 22, 2021.

Visitation will be held at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Home in Hillsboro on Friday, Feb. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service to follow on Saturday, Feb. 27, at First Baptist Church Hillsboro at 10 a.m. and graveside service at 1 p.m. in Oakwood Cemetery in Waco.

The services will be live streamed via Marshall and Marshall Facebook page and First Baptist Church Facebook page.

She was born at Port Lavaca Feb. 6, 1954, to Lenita Ruth Green Battles and L.V. Battles.

Brenda graduated from Waco High School in 1972, where she was a cheerleader and homecoming princess. She later received her AA degree from McLennan Community College and her Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas A&M University in the Centennial Class of 1976. She did post graduate work at Tarleton State University.

Brenda married Frank Bobbitt McGregor Jr. in 1974. They enjoyed 46 years of marriage. To their union was born Jason Bobbitt McGregor and Aaron Lee McGregor.

Brenda was Past Matron of Hillsboro Chapter #769 Order of Eastern Star, a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Monday Review Club. She was a prior recipient of the Liberty Bell Award from the Hill County Bar Association.

Brenda taught “Girls in Action” (GAs), Sunday School and Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church Hillsboro where she was a faithful member.

In college, she worked for Comet Cleaners and Eckard’s Drug in Waco and later as a teachers aide in the Waco ISD at Barron and Kendrick Elementary Schools. After graduating from Texas A&M, she taught for 37 years at Sealy Elementary in Sealy, Franklin Elementary School, First Baptist Christian School and Hillsboro Elementary.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Jason and wife Dena of Hamilton and Aaron and wife Kristin of Hillsboro; grandchildren Josy, Brazos, Haley, Amelia and Mason McGregor; siblings David Battles, Gerald Battles and Pamela Kellough; faithful caregiver Ana Estrada; and numerous nieces, nephews and host of cousins, other relations and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Christian School P.O. Box 271 Hillsboro, TX 76645-0271 or Hillsboro ISD Education Foundation at 121 E. Franklin St. Hillsboro, TX 76645 or charity of choice.