Linda Whisenant


Linda Gale Whisenant “Ms. Whis”, 71, of Fred, crossed over Jordan and waltzed through the Pearly Gates on Friday, November 19, 2021.  She was the first baby born on January 1, 1950, in Silsbee, Texas, to Nelmer Gilmore Whisenant and John Whisenant.

Linda graduated from Warren High School before attending Sam Houston State University to obtain her bachelor’s in education.  She went on to obtain her Masters in Mathematica and Computer Science at Stephen F. Austin State University.  She then returned to Fred and taught in the Warren Independent School District for thirty plus years, becoming affectionately known as Ms. Whis.

Survivors include her sister, Mary Ward and her husband, James, of Fred; nephew, Gary Ward and his wife, Lisa, of Silsbee; niece, Paula Vaughn and her husband, Kirk, of Coldspring; great-nephew, Aaron Ward; great-niece, Beth Slaydon and her husband, Tyler; great-nephew, Zane Young and Jessica LeFloor; and great-great-nephew, Blake Slaydon, all of Silsbee; Pentecostal Lighthouse Church family; and a host of great family and friends.  Linda is preceded in death by her parents and nephew, Chick Young.

A gathering of Linda’s family and friends began at 1:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 21, 2021, at Pentecostal Lighthouse Church, 6038 FM 92, Silsbee, under the direction of Broussard’s, Silsbee.  Her interment followed at Franks Branch Cemetery, Fred.

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