Funeral services for Fannie Bell Wagner, 99, of Grapeland will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Grapeland with Revs. Elliot S. Marshall, Kennen Jackson and Robert Thompson officiating.
Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Palestine.
Mrs. Wagner died Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at TruCare Living Center in Palestine.
Viewing will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Fannie Bell Wagner was born Nov. 22, 1918 to the union of John and Frenchie Potts in Grapeland, where she grew up and attended school. Fannie Bell professed her faith in Christ at an early age and was a faithful member of County Line Baptist Church under the pastoral leadership of Rev. Elliot S. Marshall. Fannie Bell’s devotion and love for the Lord inspired her to use her gifted and talented voice to praise His name. She never hesitated when called upon to glorify the Lord with her God-given, angelic voice. Fannie Bell met her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday afternoon, Feb. 2 as she peacefully drifted into eternal rest at TruCare Living Center in Palestine, TX.
In 1939, Fannie Bell united in marriage with W.B. Wagner, Sr. This union was blessed with 12 children. Fannie Bell is preceded in death by her parents, John and Frenchie Potts; her husband, W.B. Wagner, Sr.; nine sisters, three brothers and one grandson.
She leaves to celebrate her impeccable legacy: five daughters, Jo Haze Turner of Dallas, Eloyce Wagner of Tucson, AZ, Gerldine Modica of Nacogdoches, Willa J. Johnson (Herbert) of Glen Heights and Renee Jackson (Dwight) of Duncanville; seven sons, Wilbert Wagner (Kay), W.B. Wagner, Jr. (Elaine), Wade L. Wagner, all of Dallas, Eddie Wagner of Garland, Kenneth Wagner (Mary) of DeSoto, Arnold Wagner of Dallas and Donald Wagner of Tucson, AZ; two brothers, Ray Potts (Icia Mae) of Richmond, CA and Andrew Potts (Reva) of Lancaster; 18 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will cherish her memories.