Ranger – El-Wanda Pate, 69, of Ranger passed away May 28, 2010 in Abilene, TX. Services will be held Monday, May 31, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Merriman Baptist Church. Burial to follow at Bullock Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, May 30, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Edwards Funeral Home.
Wanda was born January 18, 1941 in Rotan, TX to R.P. and Vivian (Jenkins) Taylor. She married Leland Pate on February 6, 1959. Wanda was a loving and caring person who loved to spend time with her friends and family. She loved to knit and crochet and was a prayer warrior. She will be missed by all that knew her.
Pallbearers will be Tony Marsh, Odie Taylor, Rusty Kirk, J.D. Wilson, Wesley Marsh and Chance Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Taylor, Stacy Kirk and Lucas Pate.
She is preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Leann Wilson.
She is survived by her husband, Leland Pate, son, Raymond Pate and wife Bobbie of Abilene and son-in-law, Jimmy Don Wilson; brother Odell Taylor and wife Nancy of Brownwood; sisters, Leta Marsh and husband L.H. of Abilene and Tempie Kirk of Wylie; grandchildren, Misty Conklin and Tiffany Conklin of Odessa, J.D. Wilson and wife Libby of Olden, Kristin Lee and husband Kevin Jr. of Ranger, Lucas Pate and wife Amanda of Bryan,TX, Chance Wilson of Ranger and Dnae Pate of Bryan, TX; 10 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and nephew, Jan Pate of Ranger.