Funeral services for Noel Devin, 32, of Bryan, are set for Tuesday, April 15 at 2 pm at Central Baptist Church in Bryan. There will be a one hour period prior to the service for friends and family to pay respects and a short reception at the church after the funeral. A second funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 16 at 2 pm at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home in Gainesville. Burial will follow the Gainesville service at Fairview Cemetery. Both services will be officiated by Rev. Jonathan Brooks. The family will receive friends in Gainesville from 1 to 2 pm prior to the funeral.
Noel Devin died on April 7, in Bryan. She was born on August 20, 1981 in Tulia, Texas.
Survivors include her mother, Karla McCain Devin of College Station; her grandparents Horace K. McCain of Gainesville, Betty Devin of Tulia, Roy T. & Ireta Janiec of Bend, Oregon and Bob McDaniel of Gainesville; brothers, Nelson Devin and Neil Devin of College Station. Noel is also survived by uncles, aunts, cousins, and countless friends.
She was preceded in death by grandmother, June D. McCain, grandfather, Delbert L. Devin, Sr. and her brother, Nickless. Her father, Thomas Mac Devin also died on April 7.
Noel, a 2000 graduate of Clarendon High School in Clarendon, Texas, was class valedictorian, student body president, a state finalist in UIL, and a member of the Bronco Band. She attended Texas A&M University on a Presidential Scholarship where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science, and was a member of the Honors Student Council. After graduating from A&M in 2004, she pursued a post-graduate degree at the University of Colorado-Denver. She completed a Masters in political science and public administration in 2006.
Noel was a member of the Community Fellowship Church in Clarendon, Texas.
After graduation, Noel accepted a position with Texas A&M’s 12th Man Foundation and began her career in College Station, Texas. She was well-respected by her colleagues for her work ethic, knowledge, expertise and creativity. Her resourcefulness and devotion to her job made her an integral part of the ticketing operation. She led social media efforts for ticketing and was the force behind “Aggie Tickets” for the 12th Man Foundation. Noel’s passion and dedication to providing exceptional customer service, along with her unwavering commitment to represent the Texas A&M values that she cherished, left an indelible impression on the people she worked with and the donors and students she proudly served.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that all gifts be directed to the Noel Devin ’04 Memorial Scholarship Fund. Checks should be made payable to the 12th Man Foundation and be sent to “The Noel Devin ’04 Memorial Scholarship Fund,” 12th Man Foundation, P.O. Box 2800, College Station, TX 77841.
Pall bearers are Mr. Brad Elam & Mrs. Al Elam, Mr. Jared Hartman ‘05 & Mrs. Sara Hartman ‘06, Mr. Shanon Martin, Mr. Heidt Melson & his wife, Mrs. Dianna Melson & daughter, Ms. Joanne Melson ‘12, Mr. Jason Parton & Mrs. Amy Baker Parton, Mr. Aaron Pate ’14& Mrs. Randy Pate ’07 & ‘14, Mr. Tom Roach and Mrs. Annie Roach, Ms. Lindsey Shelton and Mr. Nathan Zonker & Mrs. Liz (Simmons) Zonker.
Honorary pall bearers are the 12th Man Foundation current and former ticket student workers and the Texas A&M women’s basketball team.
A candlelight vigil has been planned to remember Noel and Mac on Saturday, April 12 at 8 p.m. in the Zone Plaza, which is located between the Memorial Student Center and Kyle Field on the campus of Texas A&M University. Candles for the vigil will be provided and distributed by the Texas A&M Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC). The 12th Man Foundation offices will be open to all those who attend the vigil afterward for fellowship and refreshments. Parking is free on the west side of Kyle Field off Wellborn Road.