Julianna Marie Wingate, 39, Orange


Last updated 8/29/2022 at 11:17am

Julianna Marie Wingate, 39, of Orange, passed away on August 21, 2022, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Mass of a Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 3, 2022, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange.  Officiating will be Father M. Shane Baxter.  Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. There will be a Reception and Celebration of Life for Julianna at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church after the burial.   Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 2, 2022, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, with a Rosary that will begin at 7:00 p.m., Friday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Julianna’s family requests that guests wear pink to the visitation in her honor. Born in Port Arthur, Texas, on September 7, 1982, she was the 5 th  of 8 children of Andrew Carl Wingate and Sheila Marie Starr Wingate. Julianna grew up in Bridge City attending St. Henry Catholic Church with her family Julianna absolutely adored her daughter, Kerista, more than anything.  In school, she enjoyed running track, and being a Girl Scout.   Julianna loved to cook and bake, and always made a batch of cupcakes for the birthdays of her family and friends. She enjoyed watching football (especially the

Pittsburg Steelers), going to sporting events, Judge Judy, shopping, and creating art; especially her oil paintings. Julianna was close to her family, and loved supporting her nieces and nephews, and cousins in their school activities and their accomplishments.  Julianna was surrounded by family and was holding her oldest brother's hand when she passed.  She was truly loved, and will be forever missed by her family and friends. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Cecil F. Wingate and Dorothea June Woodside Wingate, Howell “Jeff” J. Starr and Videra “Pat” Luallen Starr. She is survived by parents, Andrew and Sheila Wingate; daughter, Kerista Buysse of Minnesota; siblings, Jon-Paul Wingate, Cynthia Wingate Montalvo, Janelle Wingate Buchannan, Max Wingate, Peter Clayton Wingate, Rebecca Wingate Barclay, and Michael Wingate. Serving as pallbearers will be Jon-Paul Wingate, Max Wingate, Peter Clayton Wingate, Michael Wingate, Isaac Montalvo, and Brett Barclay. Honorary pallbearers are Peter Wingate and Jeff Vandevender.

The Wingate family would like to extend our gratitude to Dr. Lavalais and all the staff at Harbor Hospice in room 24, for their attentiveness and loving care of Julianna. In lieu of flowers, people can make a donation in Julianna Wingate’s name to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or theTriple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation.


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