Wanda Faye White
September 1, 1931 – November 18, 2019
After 88 years, many of them in faithful service to her Lord Jesus, Wanda Faye White went to be with Him on Monday, November 18, 2019. She was surrounded by loving and caring family with the support of Saint Agnes Hospice. Wanda was born in Lindsay, Oklahoma on September 1, 1931. She was the fourth child of Redic Clifton Hill of Tennessee and Nancy Rebecca (Stacy) Hill of Oklahoma Indian Territory. She graduated from Lindsay High School, Class of 1949 and attended Oklahoma College for Women briefly before marrying Gene Godwin and having their five precious daughters. She moved to California in 1954 and enjoyed a full life in various cities and once lived in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Our Mother will be remembered for her generosity toward all, especially the youth of her church, hospitality toward visiting missionaries and her patient and content outlook through life's joys and challenges. Her love of God's Creation and Bible study will be part of her legacy. Music and participation in choral worship began at a young age and continued all her life. Sewing unique as well as look-alike outfits for her girls was a necessity as well as a great joy. She retired from Fresno State University financial aid department after 20 years of employment. She is preceded in passing by her parents, sisters Margie Bell Wilson and Ruby Lee Hill and half-brother Everett McElroy. She is also preceded by two husbands, Bob White of 35 years and Gene Lull, her sweetheart husband. She is survived by her grateful daughters, Faylin Fulbright (David), Kathleen Brown (John), Carolyn Fairchild (James), Nancy Godwin and Denise Murray. Also surviving her are a daughter by marriage, Belinda White Turner, son by marriage Randy White, niece Annette Beck and nephews David Wilson and Alvin Wilson. Eight adult grandchildren: Christopher, Stacy, Allison, Jessica, Keith, Michelle, Brianne, Kevin and 11 great grandchildren carry on her legacy. They will miss their Grandma and Gigi. Many lifelong friends from New Heights Church will remember her fondly. In lieu of flowers Wanda would want donations made to New Heights Church, 6385 N. Fresno St. Fresno, CA 93710. Funeral Services were under direction of Lisle Funeral Home, Fresno.
- Celebration of Life Monday, November 25, 2019
Wanda Faye White
November 23, 2019
To daughters Faylin, Kathy, Carolyn, Nancy and Denise: Your mom was a terrific example of strength and commitment to you girls ... ever ready to offer you the love and provision equal to that of any two-parent household. She was always kind and helpful to our family in those hectic days when we (the older ones) were teenagers. I know you are comforted by knowing that the influence she imparted to you, and thus to the world at large, continues to flow through the lives of so many of us today. We loved her and we love all of you - such precious memories at Sierra Heights. God Bless you all. John Christy.
June (Hill) Froese
November 21, 2019
What a wonderful Christian heritage Wanda's mother and father passed on to their children as I know Wanda passed on to her children as well. Although she is now in the presence of her Savior, her light still shines through her Christian testimony and will undoubtedly continue on through another generation.
May the family trust that "His grace is sufficient for you".
June (Hill) Froese
November 20, 2019
You will be greatly missed but I know you are rejoicing in heaven!