Lula Woicinski White, 71, is one of 26 people who were shot dead by Devin Patrick Kelley at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX. White was the shooter’s grandmother-in-law.
Following the shooting, Woicinski White’s niece, Amy Johnson Backus, took to Facebook to share her aunt’s most recent post, which was about “the spark of life.”
Backus wrote, “This was my aunt’s last post before she was murdered this morning in the church shooting. I have no doubt where she is right now. She is in Heaven laying her crowns and jewels at the feet of Jesus and celebrating. I love and will miss you Aunt Lula Woicinski White.”
A day before Lula Woicinski White was shot dead, she shared a post to her Facebook, which included the statement:
“”Something for us to ponder……
A human is one breath away from death. Their physical spark of life will immediately disappear as they take the last breath. All of what is physically living is here then it is not.”
The Facebook post was written by Waverly Parsons, who works the Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots in New Orleans as a chaplain.
“What is the spark of life? Where does it come from? What happens to it?” Parsons wrote. “My heart craved to know the answers to these questions,” he wrote on his Facebook page. “The inspiration of the Holy Spirit then answered my heart’s question. The Bible’s clarity tells mankind that Jesus has provided and maintains the spark of life.”
Who was Lula Woicinski White?
According to her sister Mary Mishler Clyburn, White was a “God-loving person.”
“My sister was a wonderful, caring person — a God-loving person. She loved the people in her church. They were all her best friends,” Mary Mishler Clyburn told the New York Daily News. “I miss her badly already. We texted every day. We loved each other to the moon and back.”
White was fan of country music star Blake Shelton. He’s the only country music star who received a like from White’s Facebook page.
She was active at the the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, where she was shot and killed by her grandson-in-law.
About four-years-ago, White went on a vacation to Mexico. She wrote a review of Jungle Adventure in Cozumel, Mexico. Activities include ATVs and horse-riding on tours. She wrote, “This was so much fun!!! Alex our guide was great he explained the different landmarks and he took many great photos for us! Everyone was very friendly! A must to do in Cozumel!!!”
Most recently, White posted photos to her Facebook account, as she showed off a fishing trip she had with her grandson David at Rockport, Texas, on July 30, 2017.
She wrote, “We had great time…made great memories..fishing..swimming pool..billards…ping pong…waves in port a…more of all before mentioned…kid kept me busy!!! Lol”