Rena Waldrep, 89, of Orange, passed away June 17, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, June 22, at United Pentecostal Church in Orangefield. Officiating will be the Rev. Jeffery Sanders. Burial will follow at Waldrep Cemetery. Visitation will precede the service starting at 9:00 AM.
Born in Oilla Community, Jan. 16, 1927, she was the daughter of Benjamin Walles and Mary Adelene Simmons Walles. Rena was a founding member of the United Pentecostal Church in Orangefield. She loved music; she enjoyed playing her guitar and singing gospel songs. She was a wonderful cook and with her husband, hosted many outdoor bar-b-ques for family and friends throughout their lifetime. She was loved by many and loved God and her family. She will be greatly missed by her son and special nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 50 years, J.C. Waldrep, Jr.; grandson, Adam Vaughn; sisters, Rose Hancock, Hazel Honeycutt, Ruby Waldrep, Adelene Hanks, Wilrey Granger, Lula Peveto and Gladys Davis and brothers, Woodrow Walles, Claude Walles and Trave Walles.
She is survived by her son, Danny Waldrep of Orangefield; grandchildren, Athena Miles of Orangefield and Julie Vaughn-Moore of Orange; great-grandchildren, Robert and Kayla Moore and Jaydin Agerton and numerous nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers will be Tommy Wheeler, Jr., Mike Foreman, Sean Foreman, Larry Bradley, Tommy Wheeler, Sr. and Johnathan Waldrep.