plummerAugust 18, 1922 – January 11, 2009

Wanda Turner Plummer, 86, passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2009, at her home in College Station. Services are set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 13, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in College Station. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 p.m. to service time at the Church. Services are also set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 14, at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Richmond, Texas. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. to service time at the Church in Richmond. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Rosenburg, Texas.

Wanda Plummer, born on August 18, 1922, to Ernest Alfred “Monk” and Lee “Duckie” Turner, was a child of the oil patch, Monk was a roughneck oil driller. For much of her early childhood the family lived in a tent in the oil fields. Wanda grew up in Big Creek, nine miles from Rosenburg, Texas, with her younger siblings, Ted Turner of Corpus Christi, Texas, Zelda Turner of Premont, Texas, Juanita “Beeb” Wohlgemuth of Kingsville, Texas, and Marinelle Carroll of Premont, Texas. She lived a life characterized by inner resilience and outer beauty.

Working at Hughes Tool in Houston, Texas, Wanda Turner met her life’s love, Ralph W. Plummer. They married, settled in Rich- mond, Texas, and established Plummer Florist & Nursery. Fascinated with the beauty of God’s creation, she passed her passion on to her children. Her talent as a florist allowed her to create arrangements that brought joy to the festive, and comfort to the grieving. As Plummer Florist and Nursery grew, so did their family of nine beautiful children; Wanda Lee Andrews of Missouri City, Texas, Carol Freels of Eupora, Mississippi, Ralph “Tuffy” Plummer of Richmond, Texas, Steven Plummer of China, Connie Wood of College Station, Texas, Cindy Plummer of Durango, Colorado, Mark Plummer of Richardson, Texas, Matt Plummer of Los Angeles, California, and Brett Plummer of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Wanda and Ralph said “yes” to the Lord Jesus Christ, who transformed their lives. Their hearts were enlarged to “adopt-by-Love”, troubled and drug-addicted young people who needed God as their Father.  Wanda and Ralph answered the call of God on their lives to minister to anyone that God brought across their path, boldly preach the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, lovingly confront sin, usher wayward sheep into the Kingdom of God, and, as spiritual parents, lead their children toward maturity in Christ Jesus.

Wanda, handmaiden of the Lord Jesus Christ, passed Lord Jesus Christ, passed away just as she had lived, surrounded by family and friends. Wanda and Ralph have 9 children, 25 grand-children, and 23 great-grandchildren….and on it goes.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Aldersgate UMC Memorial Fund, 2201 Earl Rudder Freeway, College Station, Texas 77845.

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