Wanda Faye Slyter

August 8, 1938 - April 18, 2019
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Wanda Faye Slyter, born on August 8, 1938 in Muskogee Oklahoma to Willie Lester Martin and Susie Wilbanks Martin was a wonderful woman known by many names. She was “Wanda” to her many friends, Faye or Aunt Faye to her siblings, nieces and nephews. She was Mom, Mama, or Monar to her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and all their friends and families.

She was the most loving and forgiving person that most people had ever met. She never met a stranger, was a friend to all, and welcomed anyone in need into her home and family. She had the strongest yet gentlest spirit as anyone could possibly have. She fought for what was right and never gave up or gave in for something she believed in.

Monar was a passionate gardener, and found great pleasure growing flowers. She loved showing her plants to everyone that visited. She coddled each and every plant as if they were her babies and beamed with joy as each one bloomed into maturity, much like she did for all of her children. She was the greatest woman and will be dearly missed!

Monar ran the good race all the way to the end. She fought long and hard, until April 18, 2019, when our good and faithful Lord called her home. She was preceded in death by her loving parents “Bill” and Susie Martin, along with her beloved soul mate Melvin “Mel” Slyter, her beautiful, eldest daughter Dianne Summers, her forever friend and father of her children Don Summers, her cherished, youngest sister Norene VanNatta, her adored brother-n-law John L. Barton, and a long list of grand parents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. BUT finally, she got to meet Jesus face to face and is having the grandest family reunion there has ever been!

Monar leaves behind a long list of loving family members, children, David Summers and wife, Kessa; Delores Griffin and husband, Danny, Deanna Crosby and husband, Randy, Dorothy Frederick and husband, Barry, Danny Summers and wife, Sheila; grandchildren/daughters, Melissa Lain and husband, Stephen, Sara Slyter; siblings; Stella Borchert and husband Ronnie, Jonnie Barton, Suzanne Maddox and husband, Burt, Jesse Martin and wife, Tina, and Rocky Martin and wife Tara; Monar also has 38 grandchildren with spouses; 50 great grandchildren with spouses; 9 great, great grandchildren; along with an innumerable amount of nieces, nephews, friends, and their children, all who call her beloved.

Let us not mourn today but instead, “REJOICE IN THE CELEBRATION” of the life and legacy that this beloved woman has lived and left behind, but even more so, for the AMAZING LIFE THAT SHE IS NOW LIVING WITH CHRIST JESUS!

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Michael and Debi Whitchurch
Fort Wort, TX
David, Keesa and family,
This is a very rough week for your family.  Our prayers are for Wanda, you and your family.
Mike & Debi
Michael Paul Whitchurch
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Ronda Travis
Midlothian, TX
I loved Aunt Faye so much! She and Mel gave me my very first job at Fred's in Wynnewood Village when I was 15! I have all of the memories of our families being together - and will always cherish those! I also loved when we worked breakfast together at Hondo's.  She was a special lady - and was always so sweet - even when she was mad! I can still hear her saying "Hi Honey" when I think of her.  I am sad I will miss her memorial.  I am certain it will be a beautiful service! I love you all!
Kristi Radabaugh
Midlothian, Texas, TX
I have such great memories of Aunt Fay. I always thought she was the coolest Aunt ever.  I loved going to her house as a kid.  I remember telling her I wanted to be a hippie when I grew up. She just laughed. I will forever miss you.  I love you!
Dorothy Frederick (Dottie)
Fort Worth, TX
I am my mamas baby girl, she called me that my whole life. She also called me her scatterbrained baby girl because I always seemed to have so much going on in my life that sometimes it was hard to keep it all together, but she was always there for me, to comfort me, console me, scold me if need be and give me her best advice. I miss her terribly, I miss her voice, her crooked fingers, her wrinkled face, her beautiful smile, her amazing laugh, I miss being able to smell her skin, my mama smelled so beautiful. She was and still is the most amazing mama ever ?
Delores Griffin
Kennedale, TX
I'm her oldest living daughter and I called her "my old woman." I've called her that for about the last 20 years or so, always with the utmost respect and love. It was a term of endearment just between her and I. It's really been cool the last few months of her life because she started saying it back to me. She'd say "you're not so young yourself anymore and YOU'RE really MY old woman!" I loved it!! I want to say something but I'm not really sure how to word it but I'm going to try my best...Mom has always been mom, although at times "the mom we all grew up" with didn't seem to be there anymore, she was, she was just a little different. And getting to know my mom "again" with dementia, has been one of the hardest yet most gratifying things that I've ever done. I've cried tears of deep sorrow but then I've cried tears of great joy. She always had a pretty good sense of humor but these last few months she added such funny, quirky little smiles and facial expressions that were so endearing. They've been burned in my mind forever and I will laugh and cry (as I am now) ever time I think about seeing them on her face. I'm going to miss her so much but I thank God for Him taking her to her forever home. She's no longer in any pain and she's in the best frame of mind that she's ever been in. She was always the greatest but now she's even greater!! Thank You Abba for the time you gave me with my mama!! (Go visit and befriend someone with dementia, it will change your life!)
Kimberly Anne Martinez
Kingsville, TX
Wat a loving woman she was....gonna miss u Monar may u rest in peace...love u...??
Grace conner
Sent Flowers in memory of Wanda Faye Slyter
Chris Maddox
Sent Flowers in memory of Wanda Faye Slyter
Christy Ford
Kennedale, TX
Wanda definitely left her mark on Pecan Manor. Her witty comebacks, the smirks and looks she would give us will be missed. From day one, Wanda kept us all on our toes. You can tell that Wanda was an amazing mom/sister/ grandma by the love her family showed for her. My thoughts are with the family at this time and I know she is having a good time in heaven.
Courtney Ray @Pecan Manor
Kennedale, TX
Sweet Monar,
You gave us so much joy with you smart aleck comments when we asked you goofy questions. The half smiles that ended with the blink of your eye. The hello honeys and grunting noises will never be forgotten. Thank you girls for sharing your mother with us.  It was a very short time but the relationships made were amazing. I send prayers of comfort to the family.
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