Estelle Lankford, aka “Ms. Bea”

The Virtual Boxwell Staff is sad to report two passings. First in August of this year, Estelle Lanford, known affectionately as “Ms. Bea,” passed. Estelle was Pearl Schleicher’s sister and the two were integral to the kitchen operations at Boxwell for well approximately 30 years. (Read the newspaper release on Estelle’s passing below). The second staff member lost this year was Tyler Cates, a Craig-Parnell staff member in recent years. Tyler had joined the military and was killed in Iraq. Both will be sorely missed. Remember that donations may be made in their names to the Scout Office.


Age 90
August 3, 2004
Nashville, TN
Passed away on Tuesday, August 3, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Paul Leo Brewington; and son, Jackie Brewington. She is survived by her son, Roger Brewington of Nashville, TN; daughter, Ann Nivens of Nashville, TN; brother, Melvin Jones of Una, TN; sisters, Lucille Buchanan of Nashville, TN and Pearl Schleicher of Nashville, TN; six grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; loving caretaker, Barbara Davis; and other relatives. Mrs. Lankford retired from the Metro School System, she was also involved with the Boy Scouts of America at Camp Boxwell. A member of the Eastern Star, and a member of Dickerson Road Church of Christ. Visitation will be tonight from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Phillips Robinson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Phillips Robinson Funeral Home with interment in Nashville National Cemetery. Officiating will be Bro. Mark Brown. Pallbearers will be Ricky Brewington, Toby Nivens, Danny Brewington, Robin Brewington, Jeremy Jones, and Luke Long. Honorary Pallbearer will be Derek Jones. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alive Hospice.

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