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13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Wanda Joan Story

April 25, 1937June 26, 2020
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Wanda "Joann" Joan (Goodwin) Story, age 83, of Humble, Texas passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020. Wanda was born on April 25, 1937 in Wells, Texas to parents, Geneva Cortez (Liles) Goodwin and Chester Wright Goodwin.

Wanda was preceded in death by her loving husband, John Washington Story; daughter, Pamela Danice Purvis; sisters, Brenda Goodwin Hillsmier, Ruby Ann Lehman, Carolyn Goodwin Warren; brother, Willard Maddux, Jimmy Durham; parents, Geneva Cortez (Liles) Goodwin and Chester Wright Goodwin; grandchildren, Larry Joe Drury, Jr., Christopher Cortez Drury, and Samantha O'Gorman.

Left to cherish her memory are daughters, Claudia Joan Drury, Deborah Maylene Langley, Sharon Kay Gill, Cynthia Gaylene Starnes; sons, Harold L. Bass, Jr., James Andrew Bass, Wendell Eugene Bass, John Curtis Story, Richard Dewayne Story; grandchildren, Tracy, James, Michael, Tena, Helana, Robert, Eric, Christina, Nicholas, Suzanne, Jamie, Beau, Cameron, Rachal, Kaylyn, Sharon Marie, John Jr., Julia, Emily, Ashleigh; multiple great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters: Geraldine Lemons, Sherry Lynn Putnam, Barbara Goodwin; brothers, Carl Ray Knight and Chester Wright Goodwin, Jr., Roy Goodwin; brother-in-law, Doyle Lemons; son-in-law, Richard Gill; daughters-in-law, Terry Bass, Sandra Bass and Casey Story, and multiple nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends for a visitation on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Brookside Funeral Home, 13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, TX 77039. A funeral service for Wanda will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 10:30 AM in the Grand Chapel at Brookside with interment to follow at Brookside Memorial Park.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.brooksidefuneralhomelauder.com for the Story family.

  • FAMILY

  • Geneva Cortez Liles and Chester Wright Goodwin, Parents (deceased)
  • John Washington Story, Husband (deceased)
  • Brenda Goodwin Hillsmier, Sister (deceased)
  • Willard Maddax, Brother (deceased)
  • Pamela Danice Purvis, Daughter (deceased)
  • Larry Joe Drury, Jr., Christopher Cortez Drury, Samantha O'Gorman, Grandchildren (deceased)
  • Claudia Joan Drury, Deborough Maylene Langley, Sharon Kay Gill, Cynthia Gaylene Starnes, Daughters
  • Harold L. Bass, Jr., James Andrew Bass, Wendell Eugene Bass, John curtis Story, Richard Dewayne, Sons
  • Geraldine Lemons (Doyle), Sherry Lynn Putnam, Ruby Ann Lehman, Sisters
  • Carl Ray Knight, Brother
  • Terry Bass, Sandra Bass, Casey Story, Daughters-in-law
  • Richard Gill, Son-in-law
  • Tracy, James, Michael, Tena Helana, Robert, Eric, Christina, Nicholas, Suzanne, Jamie, Beau, Cameron, Rachal, Kaylyn, Sharon Marie, John Jr., Julia, Emily, Ashleigh, Grandchildren
  • and multiple great-grandchildren
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Trinity Ray
  • James Drury
  • Nicholas Bass
  • Jody Davis
  • Eric Bass
  • Richard Gill

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

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  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

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Memories

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Tracy Drury

July 1, 2020

I love how you always made all of us feel like we were your favorite. But we both know I was ALWAYS your #1!! Never a sweeter Grandma ever lived. I will Love and Miss you forever. I hope you are dancing up there...if so, boogy with my Daddy for me.

Karen Meador

July 1, 2020

Chester Goodwin
Roy Goodwin
Jimmy Derham

Karen Meador

July 1, 2020

Chester Goodwin, Brenda Hilsmier, Roy Goodwin and Barbara

Deborah Bradley

July 1, 2020

My thoughts and prayers to my family. Aunt Joann was a very special lady she loved her kid's and grandkids so very much. Now she has Ganged her wings and flying in the Heavens gates. I will love and miss you forever. Love always Deborah

Richard Gill

June 30, 2020

https://youtu.be/TbFz2F_YYzI

Karen Meador

June 30, 2020

Karen Meador

June 30, 2020

My sweet JoAnn, I will miss you. Lots of wonderful memories. I love you.

Karen Meador

June 30, 2020

Rachal Mitchell

June 30, 2020

There are so many memories with Grandma. From staying at hers and Pawpaws house during the summer. Making her coffee in the mornings, to sit with her and paw-paw on the front porch.

She was a strong, strong woman. Inside and out. Had a big heart, loved everyone, I loved getting to see her funny witty side.

My absolute favorite memory is when Trevor and I would visit,
She'd always tell me, "If I were younger I'd take him from you." Talking about my husband. She would think it was so funny to tell me that when we'd visit.

So many good memories, Even when I used to live with her with my babies for a little while, my absolute best memory was, her and Jack getting down to family fued, She'd call him in her room and he'd dance to the music and She'd clap. That was their show together. She loved all her grandbabies so much.

She was so special and always will be. ♡
She was one of a kind.
Love you always Grams.

Raychiejo.

Jeanette Watson

June 29, 2020

I will always remember all the times Mrs. Joann showed her love to me and my children. She loved her children ❤️ and grandchildren with all of her heart. In the last days, she remembered all the good times and always asked for her husband J W and her children. She is dancing in heaven with JW and Pam. We will always love you. She always smiled so big every time I visited her at the nursing home 😍. She could be so vocal lol toward the nurses. She kept her spirit and fystiness until the end. Love you so much Sis. Joann.

Love always,
Jeanette

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