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Wanda Pryor

June 11, 1940 — June 14, 2021

Wanda Janelle Pryor, 81 years, passed away June 14th, 2021. Formerly of Buckeye, she resided in Litchfield Park, Arizona. Survived by her husband Pastor Leon Pryor, sons Fred Pryor (Marta), Dan Pryor (Sandra), grandchildren Matthew Pryor, Joshua Pryor, Danielle Campbell, Scott Pryor, Jessica Kirkpatrick, Freddie Pryor, Shane Pryor, Micah Pryor, Daci Pryor and 21 Great Grandchildren. Preceding her in death were three children Lori Kuba (Mike), David Pryor and James Pryor. Wanda was born June 11, 1940 in Hale Center Texas, but moved at an early age to Indio, CA. By her teenage years, the family relocated to the Los Angeles area where she graduated from Leuzinger High School in Lawndale, CA. During her Jr year she met the love of her life, a Navy fireman named Leon. Best part were they on a double date, both with other people. During the date they noticed each other, and the rest is history. They married on September 11, 1956 while he was in port. The love story continued the rest of her life. Wanda was a homemaker raising her four children in Harbor City, CA. and was active in every part of their lives. She was active in the local church, taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Preschool, Choir, and never said no when asked to serve in other ways. She always loved Little League Baseball games whether it was watching her sons, or grandchildren play. She supported Lori in her High School activities and encouraged her to further her education, which ultimately earned Lori her Doctor of Education Degree! Her hobbies included playing her piano, quilting, sewing, painting, baking, and even took a cake decorating class and started decorating cakes for birthdays and weddings. In 1976, Leon and Wanda followed their calling from God and pulled up their roots in California and relocated to Buckeye, AZ to pioneer a church. They pastored Faith Fellowship Assembly of God for 30 years prior to retiring. The church originally started in their home, then moved into a barn on the property for a few years. The congregation eventually outgrew the barn, and the Harbor Church in CA funded a new building on the property that is still a thriving and growing ministry renamed as Lifeway Assembly of God! Leon and Wanda loved pastoring, loved the people, and both are grateful that the church is moving forward, and the Lord’s work will continue. Wanda always had a smile that reflected the Joy of the Lord! She grieved tremendously with the loss of David, Jimmy, and Lori, but would gather strength by reading or listening to the Word of God. She and Leon always prayed together for family and friends! She loved going to the house of the Lord! She loved watching Gaither Home Coming DVD’s. She would minister to anyone that would call her in need of encouragement. If she were down, she would begin to talk about the faithfulness of God, of His goodness and mercy! It never took long for her sorrow to turn to joy! We were all blessed to have known her………. Funeral Services will be held Saturday 6/26/21 at 12:00 PM (Noon) at New Foundation Church, 122 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338. Livestream at Newfoundation.org/livestream.
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