Wanda Rae (Griffin) Fitzgerald

August 25, 1937 ~ January 21, 2021 (age 83)


Funeral services for Wanda Fitzgerald will be held Monday, January 25, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Wayne Wolfe officiating.  Interment will follow at Greenview Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Ronnie Watkins, Sr., Ronnie Watkins Jr., Will Lazarchick, Dean Fitzgerald and Donald Griffin. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. 

Wanda Fitzgerald, age 83, of Athens, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at the Hospice of East Texas in Tyler, TX. 

She was born the daughter of Homer Griffin and Lucille Griffin on August 25, 1937 in Dallas, Texas.  She married Dennis Fitzgerald in   1953 in Hugo, Oklahoma.  Mrs. Fitzgerald worked with the Visiting Nurses of Athens before retiring.

          Survivors include: husband: Dennis Fitzgerald of Athens, Texas; daughter: Vicky Watkins and husband, Ronnie Watkins, Sr., of Holy Lake Ranch, Texas; grandchildren: Ronnie Watkins, Jr. and wife, Katy, Valerie Lazarchick and husband, Will, Harley Fitzgerald, Shana Ray Fitzgerald and husband, Adam, Mae Whitman and husband, Michael; great grandchildren: Lillie and Jason Lazarchick, Tripp and Hattie Watkins, Brayden and Aiden Whitman and Bre Ray and Adalie Willis and Junior Fitzgerald; brother: Donald Ray Griffin.

          She was preceded in death by her parents: Homer and Lucille Griffin; son: Terry Fitzgerald; brother: Ronald Griffin; sister: Joyce Strickland. 


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January 25, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tapp Funeral Home
216 Gilmer st
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

Funeral Service
January 25, 2021

2:00 PM
Tapp Funeral Home
216 Gilmer St.
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

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