Lyndall Icylene Smith Wainwright was born Feb. 13, 1916 to W. J and Mary Vay Smith, and passed away Oct. 1, in Beaumont.
A celebration of her life with the Rev. W. C. Hall leading the service was held at Wesley United Methodist Church, Sunday, Oct. 5, at 2:00 p.m.
Icylene married S. D. Wainwright April 23, 1933 in Marietta, OK., and they moved to Beaumont in 1936.
She was a 73 year member of Wesley United Methodist Church (formerly North End) and served as the organist for 35 years. Her years at the church also included service as a Sunday School Teacher and a lifetime member of United Methodist Women. Outside of her own church, she served as a choir accompanist at Bowie Jr. High and organist for St. Pius Catholic Church.
During her life “Nanny” enjoyed being around and caring for her grandchildren and was a talented seamstress. Her love of others included caring for many of God’s four legged creatures.
Mrs. Wainwright was preceded in death by her husband; brother, W. J. Smith, Jr.; daughter, Sandy Dutton and granddaughter, Samantha Lynn Follmer.
She is survived daughter, Lynda Follmer and her husband, Roy, of Beaumont; son-in-law, Glenn Dutton, of Orange; granddaughter, Stacy Ribbik and her husband, Spencer, of Frisco; grandsons, Brett Dutton and his wife, Heather, of League City, and Clay Dutton and his wife, Sherry, of Magnolia; and great-grandchildren, Dannika and Victoria Dutton of Magnolia, and Deklin and Drake Ribbik of Frisco; and by her brother, Eddie Smith and his wife, Ima Jean, of Gainesville.
The family would like to say a special “thank you” to all the caregivers at Jefferson Nursing and Rehab , especially Robin, Rennin, Ann and Wendy. They took wonderful care of Icylene. Appreciation also goes to Altus Hospice.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Society of St. Stephen at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3810 N. Major Dr., Beaumont, TX 77713 or to the Southeast Texas Humane Society, 2050 Spindletop Rd. Beaumont, TX 77705.