George Edward Breckenridge

George Breckenridge, 78, of Amarillo, passed away February 21, 2023, at home peacefully with his bride of 57 years holding his hand. He was born January 17, 1945, in Rosedale, Mississippi to George Benjamin and Eugenia (Scruggs) Breckenridge.

George grew up in Rosedale until age 10. Then he attended French Camp Academy in French Camp, Mississippi. At age 15, he moved to Newton, Mississippi with his mother and stepfather. He met Becky Kent in 1963 in Leland, Mississippi. They were married in January 1966 in Greenville, Mississippi.

His granddaughter, Casey Lane wrote this about her “Daddad”
“The main thing that Daddad will be remembered for was his love for the people around him. He always went the extra mile to help a person. His love for Jesus and his family was shown in his character and personality. The thing that he was most proud of was his grandchildren. He loved them dearly, and he always celebrated their accomplishments, regardless how big or small they were. He was full of life and so much wisdom, he always gave the best advice. Daddad’s favorite thing to do was watching his John Wayne movies and tinkering with his knick-knacks. He was always ready to spend quality time with his grandchildren and with Nana.”

He was preceded in death by his father, George Benjamin Breckenridge; his mother, Eugenia Williams, and a sister, Nancy Griffin.

Survivors include his bride, Becky Breckenridge, of the home; his sons, Louis Kent Breckenridge and wife, Camille, and Benjamin Ellis Breckenridge; six grandchildren; two step grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Sue Brand, Frances Massey and Teenie Little; as well as special family friend, Amanda McElroy.

2 Comments

  1. Jacqueline ward

    Becky, you and George were always very special to me. I, wish we could have been able to see each other . He will truly be missed, I know exactly what you are experiencing. May God bless y’all and always trust in Him.

  2. Tony Turner

    Mr. George was like a Second Father to me growing up. I was always at their house with my friend Kent, his son. He always took time to teach us skills and how to be good men. He even invited me to live with them when my family went through some hard times. He was one of the best men I ever knew. Rest in peace Mr. George. God bless

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