Wanda Wright Dean, 86, of Greenville, passed away Saturday,
June 9, 2018, in Greenville, Texas. Funeral
services will be held at 10 AM, Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Coker-Mathews
Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brent Grissom and Rev. Paul Clark officiating. Burial will be at Shady Grove Cemetery
following the service. Visitation will
be Tuesday, June 12, 2018, from 6 PM to 8 PM at the funeral home.
Wanda was born on December 23, 1931 in Lone Oak, Texas, to G.
W. Wright and Myrtle (Daniel) Wright.
She married Charles Dean on May 26, 1951, in Greenville, and enjoyed 49
years of marriage until his death in 2000.
She was known to most
in Greenville as “Aunt Wanda”, and her on-going spirit of generosity has
affected so many throughout her life.
Even toward the end of her life she continued to reach out to others and
offer help to anyone in need.
A faithful member of First Assembly of God in Greenville,
Wanda always had a big heart for missions.
She was known for many fundraisers, including hundreds of cakes she
baked raising funds for various projects.
She worked in several Greenville businesses including Hagger
Slacks and owned Quilts and Keepsakes in the Texan Theatre and later at Play It
Again. Her family, many friends and the
many people she has ministered to over the years will miss her greatly.
Survivors including her daughter Renee Hammack of Greenville;
son DaVoy Dean of San Clemente, CA; grandchildren Chris Hammack and wife
Michele of Celeste, TX; Jonna Shae Dean, of Philadelphia, PA; Brandon Dean, of
Philadelphia, PA; great-grandson Johnny Vitale; a host of nieces and nephews;
and one double-cousin, Sugar Edwards.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Dean; her
parents; her sisters, Mary Wright, Essie Back, Johnnie Powell, Daphine
McDonald, and Dorothy Ragan; and one brother, G.W. “Sonny” Wright.
Pallbearers will be Steve Jones, Shane Jones, Don Coppinger,
Danny Wright, Alton Ragan and Jason Hammack. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe DeGarso, Bill
Abel, Robbie Miller, John Clayton, Joe Goss and John Martin.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Assembly
of God, Greenville, Texas.