Wassa Lee (Wilson) Tucker went to be with her Lord on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at Heartland Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28 at Heartland Funeral Chapel with Bill Slaymaker officiating. Interment will follow at Rocky Creek Cemetery.
Wassa was born in De Leon on June 10, 1930 to Leonard and Velma Wilson. She married Ralph Tucker on July 9, 1946 in Hillsboro, and their union was blessed with eight children. They moved to Brownwood in 1963. Ralph and Wassa owned and operated the Dairy Queen and the Dairy T Drive in. She also worked for JRB Supermarket, Circle K convenience store and BISD in the cafeteria.
Wassa always put family first. She loved special family time and especially at the holidays. Her cornbread dressing was the best ever and her special Christmas candy. She had a very special place in her heart for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved going to their school functions and sporting events.
Wassa is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Burleson of Early; sons, Bobby and wife JoAnne Tucker of Royse City, Cliff and wife Susie Tucker, Wayne Tucker of Waco, and Vernon Tucker of Kirbyville; brother, Larry and wife Lynn Wilson of Jonesboro, Georgia; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Wassa was preceded in death by three sons, Donald, Buster and Ken Tucker; her parents; two brothers, Alvie and J.W. Wilson; grandson, Josh Tucker; and a son-in-law, Jack Burleson.