Linda Whisenant

January 1, 1950 - November 19, 2021

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 will begin 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 will follow at Franks Branch Cemetery, Fred.

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Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Lighthouse Pentecostal Church
  • 6038, Farm to Market 92, Silsbee, Texas, 77656,
  • November 21, 2021
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Lighthouse Pentecostal Church
  • 6038, Farm to Market 92, Silsbee, Texas, 77656,
  • November 21, 2021
  • 2:00 pm


Franks Branch Cemetery
  • , , Fred, TX, 77616,
  • November 21, 2021

Comments (3)

    Sue Allen says:

    Ms. Whis was a special lady that I considered a friend. Although, we never taught in the same building, we did travel to Austin several time for computer conferences. She was completely dedicated to her students. She will be missed by many. Prayers for her family and friends as they mourn her death.

    Claudia Nash says:

    Words cannot express the sorrow I feel to lose a teacher that taught 2 of my children, and one that I had the privilege to be on the faculty with. She was a great teacher and friend. She will be greatly missed! Prayers for family and friends.

    Shirley Stephens says:

    Mary, I was saddened at the passing of Linda!!
    My prayers are with you and your family!!!

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