Polly Dawn Wagnon

March 14, 1927April 1, 2021

Polly Dawn Fuqua Wagnon was born March 14, 1927 in Vera Cruz, Mexico. She was the second child of four born to Roy Burns Fuqua Sr. and Carrie Bell Boggus Fuqua. After a brief time in Brownsville, Texas, she traveled the world with her family through her father's work with the Gulf Oil Company, spending time in Venezuela and Columbia before returning to Texas to finish High School. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1944 and continued her education at Hockaday Junior College in Dallas, Texas. She began working as a secretary for Atlantic Richfield Oil where she would meet and shortly marry the love of her life, Walter Leon Wagnon Sr. Together, they raised five children: Mary Suzanne Itria Harrison, Dolores Jeanette Itria Womack, Walter Leon Wagnon Jr., Leigh Ann Wagnon Palmer, and Dana Carol Wagnon Miller. Polly and Walter dedicated themselves to creating a home that was full of love and life. Polly loved to sew and even made all of her daughters' wedding dresses. The love she had overflowed from her family and into her community. She taught Sunday School to countless children over the course of 40 years, teaching them about the love of Jesus. Polly lived out that love everyday of her life. Her example of faith and devotion to family is her everlasting legacy. She is preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Carrie Fuqua, as well as her siblings, Mary Alice Fuqua Plummer, Billie Joyce Fuqua Slaughter, and Roy Burns Fuqua Jr. Her beloved Walter went to be with the Lord November 14, 2003. Polly is survived by her 5 children, 19 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The Viewing will be held at Tyler Memorial Funeral Home on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Celebration of Life will be Tuesday April 6, at 2:00pm. Our family would like to thank the Hospice of East Texas Foundation and Mrs. Linda Jackson of Right at Home for their loving care of our beloved mother and grandmother.


  • Jon Michael Cunniff
  • Nathan Graham
  • Matt Harrison
  • Jason Miller
  • Justin Ray
  • Joseph Wagnon


  • A Time of Visitation

    Monday, April 5, 2021

  • A Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021


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Sondra Blalock Adair

April 6, 2021

One of my favorite memories of Jeanette’s mom, Mrs. Wagnon, was the blocks she taped or somehow attached to the brake and gas pedal of her VW car so she could reach them while driving. She was tiny in stature, but
“tall” in love and gentleness.

Sarah Hesterlee

April 4, 2021

Mamaw was always the first awake in the household, and I was always the first awake of my siblings on sleepovers. I’d come into the kitchen and start rattling off nonsense, nonstop, and sit at the table. She’d silently nod along with my stories, or simply say, “Well,” but she’d never finish those thoughts, as I’d moved onto telling the next tale. Meanwhile, she’d make me breakfast and come place a plate of hot Eggos, topped with butter and warm syrup— she even thought to warm the syrup— and sit with me while I stuffed my mouth and continued my endless prattle. In our last conversation, as I was stumped for words, I simply told Mamaw she’s the sweetest person I’ve ever known, and she told me she loves me. The moment was short, sweet, and unforgettable, just like my Mamaw.

Jan Hood

April 3, 2021

Our condolence to the WAGNON family. Your Mom is one of the sweetest people I have ever had the privilege of meeting. Growing up as a “Hawthorn kid” was a wonderful time. Your Mom was also like a 2nd Mom to me and the Hawthorn kids.
My heart is broken 💔, but I know that she’s in Heaven. Never use her name in past tense, that’s what I tell my Mom (she turns 93 yrs old on April 19th) when she talks about my Dad. We are only separated for the time being. One day we will be with our family members in Heaven, what a wonderful day that will be. I love you all. May God Bless and watch over each of you. ♥️ 🙏🏼 ♥️

Love ❤️,
Jan & John Hood