Wanda Marie O’Bannon passed from this life to her heavenly home on Monday, January 31, 2022.
Wanda was born July 14, 1939 to J.B. Joel Burson and Bertha Burns Burson in Mineral Wells, Texas. She grew up in Mineral Wells and married Lawrence O’Bannon on June 30, 1955. He preceded her in death on March 22, 2006.
Wanda received a Bachelor of Science in 1982 and a Master of Education in 1985 from Tarleton State University. She taught Kindergarten at the Little Red School House for 5 years. She then taught 1st and 4th grades at Houston Elementary School. After teaching she enjoyed her role as a Guidance Counselor for the Mineral Wells Independent School District. After retirement she was a part time counselor at Santo Elementary School. Wanda was presented the Dennie K. Richardson Award for Counseling Excellence. Wanda’s kind, caring, and compassionate heart touched the lives of so many. She worked tirelessly to meet their needs in whatever way possible.
Wanda also enjoyed teaching Sunday School for many years at Southside Church of Christ. Wanda’s relationship with the Lord was her top priority. She viewed life from a God-centered perspective. In all circumstances she looked to God for guidance. Her steadfast faith sustained her throughout life and she was looking forward with great joy of being with her Heavenly Father.
Her family was so precious to her. She was always looking for ways to make their lives a little better, putting their needs above her own. She especially loved spending time with her grand and great-grandchildren. They brought her so much joy especially in her later life. Each of them were the beneficiary of her ceaseless prayers. Her family will always be grateful that she gave them such a rich heritage of faith.
Wanda was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence of 50 years and sister, Pat Green.
She is survived by her two daughters Cheryl (and T.M) Balachandran of Weatherford and Brenda (and Brad) Seay of Mineral Wells; two grandchildren and their spouses, Breley and Trey Doyle and Bridger and Shelby Seay; 3 great-grandchildren, Aubrey Doyle, Emmy Doyle, and Ellie Doyle. Wanda is also survived by one step-sister and two half sisters.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Monday, February 7, 2022 at North Oak Church of Christ, Mineral Wells, Tx. Visitation will start at 9 a.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Foster’s Home for Children, 1779 North Graham St, Stephenville, Tx 76401.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Palo Pinto General Hospital and Solaris Hospice of Mineral Wells.