Della Marlene Bland, 45, of Orange, Texas, passed away Dec. 30, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, Jan. 8, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Tony Story of Family Worship Center in Orange. Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory.

Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 PM, Thursday, Jan. 7, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange, on Aug. 7, 1970, she was the daughter of Jerald Wayne Williams and Lynda Gayle Williams. She was a very caring and giving woman. She loved her children, grandchildren and grand-dogs. Della was a dedicated nurse for 25 years. She always went above and beyond the call of duty to give her patients the best care possible. She never met a stranger and loved them as her own. She will always be remembered for her unforgettable smile.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jerald Wayne Williams; grandparents, Harold R., Sr. and Anna Maudine Williams, Charles B. and Serena Isabelle Babbitt and Ocie Davis and Olene Reeves; uncle, Raleigh Frank Williams and aunt, Betty JoAnn Barnes.

Della is survived by her fiancé, Matthew Wheatley; mother, Lynda Gayle Williams; brother, Jerry Thomas Williams; children, Kristin Marlene Galbreath and spouse, Justin Galbreath, and Kalyn Alise Michael and spouse Kaitlyn Michael; granddaughter, Riley Jae Elizabeth Bland; grand-dogs, Patches, Chauncey, Hippo and Minnie and many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.