LuWanna Marie Prentice
8/20/1940 - 7/13/2020
Marie Zachary Prentice passed away peacefully July 13,2020 after a
long hard-fought battle with dementia.
will be at a later date to allow family to be together.
was born on August 20th,
1940 to Chester and Dorothy Zachary. She was the oldest of six
siblings. She grew up singing gospel music in church and playing
piano and organ. She was a Godly woman that taught her children the
importance of God and religion in life encouraging them to use their
talents in church as well. Her entire life LuWanna was a social and
outgoing person. She enjoyed selling various products such as
Tupperware and Mary Kay and was a member of the Amarillo Mothers of
Multiples. She enjoyed painting and creating. She loved cooking for
her family and was a talented musician who taught herself to play the
is survived by children Mark McLaughlin of Ft. Worth Tx., Karen
McLaughlin Garrett and husband Ross of Southlake Tx. Dawn Prentice of
Waco Tx. and Amy Talbot and husband Michael of Waco. Her sister Linda
Hill, and brothers Don Zachary, Rudy Zachary, Bill Zachary all of
Michigan and brother Gary Zachary of Houston Tx. She was the proud
grandmother of 7. Dusk McLaughlin, Joshua McLaughlin, Brittney Robins
and husband Josh, Colton Garrett, Dee (Sarah) Millsaps, Jessica
Millsaps, and Zachary Sargeant. She was also a great grandmother to
4. Andrew, Elijah, Annabelle, and Ezekiel Robins.
is preceded in death by her husband Ronald Prentice, her parents
Chester and Dorothy Zachary, and grandson Matthew McLaughlin.
would like to thank the nurses and aids at Waco Health and
Rehabilitation as well as the nurses from Community Healthcare of
Texas for the love and care they provided to our mother. You all are
amazing people and we knew that she was loved and cared for by all
who met her.