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Wanda Dresser

August 26, 1942 — March 27, 2018

Born in Greenville, SC on August 26, 1942 Departed on March 27, 2018 and resided in Gallatin, TN Life Celebration: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Room: ChapelFriday March 30, 2018 10:00amVisitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Room: Alexander RoomThursday March 29, 2018 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Mrs. Wanda Lee Tinsley Dresser

Born in Greenville, SC on August 26, 1942

Departed on March 27, 2018 and resided in Gallatin, TN

Life Celebration: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Room: ChapelFriday March 30, 2018 10:00amVisitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Room: Alexander RoomThursday March 29, 2018 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Wanda Lee Tinsley Dresser, age 75 of Gallatin, TN passed away March 27, 2018 at Gallatin Health Care. Mrs. Dresser was born on August 26, 1942 in Greenville, SC to the late Woodrow Wilson Tinsley and Ethel Delilah Wardlaw Tinsley. She lived most of her life in Easley, SC until 1983 when her husband, Roger, took a job in Portland, TN and moved them to Gallatin. Wanda was a Cosmetologist and owned three beauty salons, she also taught Cosmetology. After moving to Gallatin she became very involved in the community; serving as a Chaplain for a jailhouse ministry and local nursing facilities, President of the Ladies Auxiliary for the Sumner/East Macon County Gideon Camp and was a longtime member of First Baptist Church Gallatin where she was very involved and sang in the choir. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepmother, Aline Tinsley; and brothers, Wayne Tinsley and Woodrow Wilson Tinsley, Jr. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Roger Dresser; daughters, Joan Baker Thomason, Jeannie Baker Brown (Hilliard) and Tammy Baker-Spangler (Don); grandchildren, Chelsea Leigh Young, Sydney Layne Young, Bill Brown III, Victoria Harbin (Jesse), Brandon Janco (Stephanie), Josh Spangler (Rachael), and Faith Spangler; great-grandchildren, Arabella, Aria; Jade, Tristen, Tagan, and Ryan; and brothers, Willie Tinsley and Bobby Tinsley. A Life Celebration Service honoring Wanda will be held on Friday, March 30, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. from the Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Corbin and Pastor Travis Fleming officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday, March 29th from 5-7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, www.pkdcure.org . Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 584 Nashville Pike, Gallatin is in charge of arrangements (615)502-0011 Obituary Line: (615)502-0555 www.alexandergallatin.com

6 Comments Mikki Costner March 29, 2018 at 12:23 am - Reply

Remembering Wanda beings to mind so many wonderful thoughts. She was full of energy and a deep zest for living. Wanda was a highly intelligent, very giving and extremely hard working individual. Her love of God and true desire to make sure that she praised Him and gave HIm all glory was one of her most outstanding attributes. She never failed to tell others of His goodness to her.

All of these attributes plus many, many more made her such a very special person and a truly wonderful friend– one that will be so sorely missed !

Ginger & Bob Butler March 29, 2018 at 12:44 am - Reply

We are fortunate to have known Wanda even for a little while. She is so special,, filled with the Glory of GOD and the love that she had for everyone. Indeed, she will be missed and missed many times over. Wanda is a true friend leaving behind memories that only one can imagine. Thank you heavenly Father for the blessings and mercy that fills our hearts and minds. How we grieve over our earthy loss but rejoice that heaven has received a “devoted beautiful child of Yours–Wanda Dresser”, We love you Wanda.
Ginger and Bob Butler
Gallatin, Tennessee

Eileen Sardinha March 29, 2018 at 2:33 pm - Reply

From the moment you became part of our family, you brought nothing but beauty and love. I will forever cherish the time we were able to spend with you. May you rest peacefully with Our Lord.

Amanda Bingham March 29, 2018 at 5:40 pm - Reply

I will miss Wanda in so many ways. Her joyful heart, inspiring words, encouragement to push on, faith like I have seen so rarely. She was a “show up” kind of girl and I earnestly know that she has found peace without pain. Rest well, my sweet friend. I know you are sitting at Jesus feet singing to Him with your whole heart and soul just as you always did here on earth. There are many memories of our trips and adventures. You taught me much about life and living. Now don’t fall over from the weight of your beautiful crown. Happy Easter. Christ is risen – He is risen indeed and Wanda is with him in all His Glory.

Gerrie Dresser March 30, 2018 at 8:54 pm - Reply

Wanda’s zest for life was apparent on our first meeting when she attended a Dresser family gathering. Her warm, natural style was consistently reflected in her positive, optimistic, and loving nature for all people. Her inner strength and strong faith were reflected in her navigating life’s many challenges, particularly her health challenges, with a happy and cheerful outlook. She was always generous in sharing her kindness with others that often brought a spark of light to their day. It’s a blessing that she is at peace and pain free. Her joyful heart and loving care for her loved ones will remain with us forever. I’m sure that she’s overseeing her husband, my dear Uncle Roger, health treatment and care from heaven with all the magnified blessings from above. Wish you love, joy and peace..

Michael Dresser April 1, 2018 at 10:37 am - Reply

God was so good to us to allow us to share the earth with Wanda while she was here, and I have no doubt that she is brightening up heaven even more. What a sweet kind and loving woman she was to us all.

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