In Loving Memory of Wanda Mae Morris

Wanda Mae Morris

Wanda Mae Morris

Sterling, PA November 23, 1948 ~ January 20, 2019 Date of Service: January 25, 2019

Wanda Mae Morris, 70, Sterling and formerly of Lindale, Texas died early Sunday morning at her home.

Born Tuesday November 23, 1948 in Mason City, Iowa she was the daughter of the late Harry Wayne and Iva Wise Flynn. Wanda graduated from Mason City High School in 1967. With an adventurous soul and ready to set the world on fire she traveled by Continental Trailway bus to Denton, Texas where she attended Texas Women’s University graduating in 1971 with a degree in Therapeutic Recreation Psychology/Sociology. In 1990 she received her Licensed Bachelor of Social Work.

Wanda spent her professional career working with children and youth for about 15 years with MHMR /Andrew Center as family services coordinator specializing in early childhood intervention. She then worked at Trinity Mother Francis Hospital in Tyler, Texas serving as a maternal child social worker for 20 years. Wanda leaves a work legacy in which she impacted many lives for good. So often people would say “ I cannot tell you what Wanda meant to me.”

Wanda was a founding mother for the Children’s Park in Tyler.

She volunteered for ARC (association for retarded citizens), which included Special Olympics, Walk a Mile for a Special Child, and the annual Crystal Ball. Wanda was also instrumental in the start of Pediatric Palliative Care with Hospice of East Texas.

She was a long-time, active and beloved member of Friendly Baptist Church in Tyler where she served as Sunday school teacher and sang in the choir.

Wanda retired in 2015 and moved to Pennsylvania to be a near grandma and was able to attend the numerous activities of her granddaughters. While in Pennsylvania she supported the Boys and Girls Club in Scranton by volunteering with various fund raising events. She attended Parker Hill Church and was involved with a ladies Bible Study group.

Wanda is survived by three children, Jason Wiggins of  Moscow, Coleman Wiggins of Sterling, and  Elizabeth Yarbrough and her husband Adam of Denton, Texas and four precious granddaughters; Emma Wiggins, Abby Wiggins, Molly Wiggins and Davi Yarbrough. She is also survived by many cousins.

Wanda’s family would like their appreciation known for their cousins, Georgia and Juhl, for providing beautiful and devoted end of life care. We could not have done it without you.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday from 4PM-7PM in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore.

A memorial service will be held Sunday February 17th at 2PM in Friendly Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Children Are A Gift Foundation of Tyler, Texas, Friendly Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas, or the Boys and Girls Club of North East Pennsylvania. 

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Bonnie Tincher
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In Celebration of the Life of Wanda Morris
Reply #8 on : Sat January 26, 2019, 10:05:06
I worked with Wanda during her twenty years at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. She was the best social worker I have ever worked with in my 41 year nursing career. Wanda was so tireless and effective in helping our patients in all kinds of situations. I spent many hours with her caring for families who had experienced a perinatal loss. Her compassion and skills were incredible. She was simply one of the most professional selfless caring people I have had the privilege of working with and knowing.
Mary Loden
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Condolences
Reply #7 on : Fri January 25, 2019, 14:10:59
I didn't really know my dad's cousin, except for stories. I was still in elementary school by the time Wanda was taking on the world down in Texas. I did. however, know her mother, my great-aunt Iva. She was so knowledgeable, kind and generous. From what I read in Wanda's obit she was every bit her mother's daughter and then some. Jason, Coleman, Elizabeth - I am so sorry for your loss. Heaven truly gained another angel.
Corey Randolph Crane
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In loving memory
Reply #6 on : Thu January 24, 2019, 00:25:18
Jason and Coleman,

My two brothers. Your mother was a special woman and gave so much to her family. I know she loved her family and I respect her so much for her dedication. Boys I’m here for you.

Love Corey
Liz Fisher
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Elizabeth and Kyle
Reply #5 on : Wed January 23, 2019, 18:29:50
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Wanda. She is with Jesus now and healed! You will see her again. Ill see you at the memorial.
Laura Jane Milligan
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Everlasting Endless Love Of God
Reply #4 on : Wed January 23, 2019, 11:31:43
Ms. Wanda, there are so many things I want to say. I am saddened by your loss but I know God has gained a true Angel and you are walking on those streets of Gold right by Our Heavenly Fathers side. You were so strong, you were vivacious and had such a fun loving personality. Your heart and lovecwas so much bigger than the world you lived in here on earth. You were a truly amazing matriarch to your loving children and grandchildren. I am so honored to have had the opportunity to get to know you Ms. Wanda and I will never forget your loving and caring concern for everyone. Your time here on earth is now over and your everlasting life has just begun. Rest In Peace Perfect Peace Ms. Wanda! Until we meet again!!
Pam Creel
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Re: condolences
Reply #3 on : Tue January 22, 2019, 22:32:48
Jason and Coleman,
I am so sorry. You know how important your mom was in mine , George & Austin's life. You guys will be in my prayers. I love you guys.

Pam Creel
Charlene Mason
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Re: In Loving Memory of Wanda Mae Morris
Reply #2 on : Tue January 22, 2019, 20:05:34
Wanda was such a joy and added laughter and great memories to my life. She was a lady of integrity and I am blessed to have known her as a fellow social worker and a good friend. Her bright spirit and apple cheeks will be greatly missed. Love you Wanda! Thanks for the memories.
Patty Crow
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Re: In Loving Memory of Wanda Mae Morris
Reply #1 on : Tue January 22, 2019, 19:54:39
I will always remember the many kindnesses you showed me at various times in my life. I loved that you weeeasuch a great social worker. I also loved that we could commiserate about the challenges of the profession.