Addie Lee Wampler
09/04/1926 - 11/28/2018
Addie Lee Wampler of Lubbock, Texas, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at her home following two years of physical challenges. Addie was born September 4, 1926, in Ryan, Oklahoma, to James Edward and Cora Lee (Dewbre) Langdon. Addie grew up in a family of six children where she was the second born. Sisters included—Lillian, Betty, and Joyce. Brothers were A.J. “Hoss” and Paul Wayne “Pony”. She met her life-long companion, William Irvin Wampler, in 1944 and they were married December 23 of that year. They were married for 68 ½ years prior to his passing in 2012. They begin their life together in Crosby County around the Ralls, Lorenzo, Robertson Communities. They raised their family, primarily in Ralls, before moving to Lubbock in 1966. There was a brief tenure in Austin, Texas. Addie has resided in Lubbock for 52 years. Her passing was during her 92nd year.
Addie was a stay-at-home mom while raising her children along with babysitting the neighborhood kids, church’s children and most of her nieces and nephews. Multiple “sleep-overs” during those years occurred. She was affectionately known as “Aunt Addie,” “Sister Wampler”, or “Grannie”.
Her work career, outside of babysitting, was working for a few years in a local Lubbock Laundry Business. Earlier in her younger years, she worked in the cotton fields—gardening, hoeing weeds, pulling bolls and sometimes changing the irrigation water.
Along with her husband, Irvin, Sister Addie’s most notable contributions to God, Family, and Life, was her love and service to her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. She was a “Worshipper” and was known to enjoy a good and exciting Pentecostal Service. As a lifelong member of the Assemblies of God, three Churches have been blessed with her membership and participation—Ralls First Assembly of God (20 plus years), Lubbock Faith Assembly of God (44 years) and currently Peoples Church of Shallowater (where she was a founding member in 2010). Sister Addie has served and contributed to the ministry of those churches, serving in many capacities and positions. She has been a Sunday School Teacher, Women’s Leader, Girl’s Leader, Missions Secretary, Church Secretary and Treasurer, Church Janitor, and in the Kitchen the “tea” maker, “pie” maker, “banana pudding” provider, and assistant to everyone and everything. In the 1950’s, she assisted the Children’s Camp Speaker at the Annual District Camp Meetings here in Lubbock. In the late 1970’s, she served three years as the summer “camp cook” for the West Texas District Youth Camps at Roaring Springs.
Sister Addie’s home was open to church socials, prayer meetings, pastor’s visits, and often entertained the guest fill-in speakers over Sunday when the Pastor was absent. Only eternity will reveal her contributions to the Kingdom of God.
A very popular and influential woman of God, who will be remembered for her love and faith for God, she leaves her family to continue to carry on her service for the Lord. She is survived by her five children and their spouses—The Reverend Harvey and Carolyn Wampler of Lubbock/Shallowater, Wayland and Cissy Wampler of Pflugerville, Danny and Carol Wampler of Amarillo, Beverly Taylor of the home, and Janice and James Jones of Lubbock. One brother, A.J. Langdon of Australia survives. There is the testimony of many grandchildren along with a greater host of great-grandchildren and then a host of great-great-grandchildren. We must also mention, that Aunt Addie, left behind a great family of nieces and nephews who love her for the contributions made to their lives. Further surviving is her extended family of friends, acquaintances, associates and all the member of the Body of Christ, His Church.
Special thanks and appreciation for her health oversight from Doctors, Home Health Nurses, Hospice Caregivers and especially our Sister Beverly Taylor who has lived with and cared for Mom for several years!
A time of fellowship and remembrance is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2018, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life of 92 years at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at Grace Assembly of God, followed by graveside services at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park. Family and friends are invited to share memories and expressions of sympathy, and view Addie Lee Wampler’s life tribute at www.memorialdesigners.net.
The family of Addie Lee Wampler would appreciate contributions in lieu of flowers to be given to Peoples Church of Shallowater Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 250, Shallowater, Texas.