Laura Beth Whitfill, 38, of Silsbee, Texas (formerly of Whitesboro) was called home to a joyous reunion with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 6, 2022.
Laura was born on May 25, 1984 in Sherman, Texas to Lynn and Kathy (Acker) Thomas. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Whitesboro and has worked for Whitesboro Independent School District for the last three years. She was a graduate of Whitesboro High School and Grayson County College. Laura enjoyed crafts, making t-shirts, and traveling, going to Disney World, Universal Studios, and the beach were among some of her favorite places to go and visit. She loved her family; Ben and their daughter Charlie were her life. She cherished the time she spent with them and with the rest of her family.
She is survived by her husband, Ben Whitfill of Silsbee; parents, Lynn and Kathy Thomas of Whitesboro; daughter, Charlie Whitfill of Silsbee; sister, Kara Farmer and husband, James of Whitesboro; in-laws, Dee and Gary Whitfill of Silsbee; sister-in-law, Jennifer Hedges and husband, David of Petrolia; sister-in-law, Stacy Blaylock and husband, Steven of Rockwall; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Laura was preceded in death by her grandparents, J.T. and Gladys Acker, Dwight and Jean Thomas, and sister-in-law, Amy Whitfill.
Funeral services honoring Laura will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, August 19, 2022 at the First United Methodist Church in Whitesboro, officiated by Rev. Chad McSwain. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro.
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that we continue to Pray for y’all daily. We know she is at Peace and Resting well. God will be by you through this and during the healing. Prayers always! Xoxo
-Chris and Melissa Knight
So saddened , Our prayers or for comfort in Knowing this sweet Lady knew Jesus.. Love this family. Only God can fill this hap.
Prayers for peace and comfort to all the family and friends.
Deepest sympathy. Praying for family through this sad time. Love and prayers.
I’m extremely sorry for your loss. This news was very heartbreaking to hear. She was a great friend of mine during High School in Gunter when she attended. I got to know her sister and her and they are so loved. She will be deeply missed. My heart and prayers are with her family and friends. Much Love.
Jenny, We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for the whole family. Meador Funeral Home handled my brother’s funeral last Monday.
Lynn and Kathy,
God’s Peace. A beautiful daughter.
Kathy, Lynn, Kara and family,
Your family has always had my deep admiration for your kindness, gentleness, and obvious love for one another. Please rest knowing there are many of us praying for your hurting hearts. ❤️
Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.
You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.
Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire but you.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:23-26
Ben and Charlie, we are praying for you both, that you may sense God’s love and strength now and in the days to come.
Ben, Charlie & Family, I am deeply saddened & heartbroken for you all over the loss of Laura. She was an incredible human & impacted all who she came across. Your family are in our deepest thoughts & we are praying for you all during this difficult time & the days ahead.
Prayers for God’s peace that passes all understanding over your family. We send our sincerest condolences to you all. ~~PSALM 46~~
-From the Big Cats Gymnastics Family
I can’t even imagine what your family is going through right now. Praying for you and your family to find comfort in our dear Lord and Savior and each other.
I love you!!!
Ben, You and your family will be in my prayers as you all navigate through such a tremendous loss. Find comfort in each other and in God.
I grieve with you at this time. May His peace, that surpasses our understanding, comfort and guard your heart in the days and weeks to come.
Laura was a fantastic person and an amazing coworker. We will miss her so much at WHS. She always had a sweet smile on her face and did whatever was needed to help students and staff. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with Ben, Charlie, Kara and her entire family.
Ben, Out prayers and love sent to you and Charlie and your entire family. My heart is hurting for you. I cannot even imagine what y’all must be going through. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Hugs friend.
Ben and Laura were such a huge part of my adolescence. They were an amazing role model for what a loving relationship should look like. Laura was a kind, caring, and gentle woman who undoubtably left a gaping hole in the hearts of many in the wake of her departure.
Ben and Charlie- A friend’s mom gave me the best piece of advice at my dad’s funeral that has stuck with me the last decade. It truly got me through the darkest parts. I hope you can also receive some comfort from her wisdom. She said something along the lines of, “Don’t get stuck. Allow yourself to grieve. Explore the pits of sadness. Bathe in the despair and the pain; All with the understanding that one day, you will need to stand up and walk again. If you can’t walk, crawl. Just don’t get stuck, whatever you do.”
On the days that I miss my dad, I sit with his soul. I chat with him, and he tells me what I need to hear. Much love to you both. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is something I can do for you now, or in the future.
My heart breaks for your family. Continuing to pray for you all as you navigate the days ahead. Laura was so precious.
Kathy, Lynn and dear Kara-
My heart aches for you at this time. I truly hope you feel the prayers lifting you in such a way, allowing you to adsorb the magnitude of hearts Laura (and each of you) have touched.
Lynn & Kathy, we are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in this difficult time.
I’m grieving with you. I am so very sorry. Laura is a bright light. You and her brought such joy and peace to my Reagan & Grant. You are seen, heard, and loved. I’m praying for you and Charlie always and forever. ????????????