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Nanka Louise (Wait) Burris

November 19, 1933 ~ March 26, 2022 (age 88)

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Nanka Burris, 88, daughter of the late Owen and Grace (Forehand) Wait, passed away in Burleson, Texas on March 26,2022.  Well-known for her laughter and caring nature, she will be deeply missed by her friends and family.

She is survived by her 3 children: Nelma, Nolan, and Nelson; 8 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 1  great-great-grandson; and her sister, Peggy Sturgis. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and 3 brothers, Stan, Grady, and Jim Wait.

Nanka's early years were spent in Arkansas where she attended Dover High School & Arkansas Tech in
Russellville. Though her life was often marked with challenges, her positive attitude and loving spirit carried her through them all.

She was an expert seamstress, won blue ribbons at county fairs, had a knack for growing plants, and was a master at Scrabble and Word with Friends.

Though she has left this mortal plane, she will live forever in the hearts and souls of those whose lives she touched in so many beautiful ways.

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