Vera Marie Whittington
July 21, 1920 – October 31, 2019
Vera Marie Whittington "Nana", 99 years old, resident of Sulphur, LA. since April 1968. Heaven became a richer place on Octover 31, 2019.
Vera was born on July 21, 1920 in Corum County, Oklahoma. She was the youngest of 10 children. Raised in central Oklahoma by the family of Patrick D Gallagher and Minnie Ola Gallagher. Married to Norman L Whittington in 1938 at Comanche, Oklahoma, resided in Lindsay, Oklahoma until 1964. Moved to Sour Lake Texas and lived there until 1968. She worked as a homemaker, serving the Lord in her everyday life, setting an example of love and kindness to anyone she met. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Sulphur, LA.
Respected by all friends and unconditionally loved by family, she will be greatly missed. Even thou the family has lost a loved member and matriarch of the family, she finally gets to be with the man she fell in love with and lived with until his death in 1978. What a reunion this was.
Preceded in death by her husband, Norman Lee Whittington, her parents, three brothers, six sisters, and a son-in-law, Ray Paul Roy.
She is survived by two daughters, Norma Darlene Brister and husband, Charles of Arlington, TX, and Susan B. Roy, of Fairhope, AL; one son, David M. Whittington and wife, Pam of Sulphur, LA; nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, sixteen great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited for visitation on Wednesday, November 6th, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., visitation will resume beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 7th until time of service at 11 a.m., all at Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Chapel. She will be laid to rest with a graveside service in Duncan, Oklahoma next to her late husband.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonsulphurmemorial.com for the Whittington Family.
- Norma Darlene Brister and husband Charles, Daughter
- Susan B. Roy, Daughter
- David M. Whittington and wife Pam, Son
- Norman Lee Whittington, Husband (deceased)
- Ray Paul Roy, Son-in-law (deceased)
also left to cherish her memory are nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, sixteen great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and six sisters.
- Visitation Wednesday, November 6, 2019
- Visitation Thursday, November 7, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, November 7, 2019
Vera Marie Whittington
Aimee Walthaw (Corbin)
November 4, 2019
I am so very saddened to hear this news about Nana! I have vivid memories of Marcie and I playing at Nana’s house (and in her yard, carport and car—we must’ve been playing hide and seek I guess.) :)
I remember Nana being so kind and loving. She was such a sweet and good natured lady and took in all the kids as her own. She will be greatly missed.