Priscilla “Anastasia” Whitaker East of Missouri City, Texas -beloved daughter, mother, and sister tragically departed this life on Thursday, February 2, 2017 in Oak Grove, Kentucky at the age of 32.
Priscilla was born on March 4, 1984 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Mark and Ocie Whitaker. In March 2011, Spc. East joined the Army. She became a healthcare specialist and Army Medic. She arrived at Fort Campbell in August 2014. Her awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon. Prior to her military service, she graduated from Lone Star College in 2007 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. On November 10, 2014, Priscilla welcomed the arrival of her beloved son Nikolaus into her life.
Mourning her loss are her parents, Mark and Ocie Gibson Whitaker from Missouri City, Texas; her son Nikolaus Kaleb Demar; her siblings Christine Fordtran, Martin Whitaker and John Whitaker; as well as many Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, Nephews, and a Niece. She is preceded in death by her loving grandparents, Raymond Troy and Betty Whitaker of Corpus Christi, Texas, John and Beatrice Gibson of Bishop, Texas, and Jack and Martha Jane Hammond of Mathis, Texas.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3511 Yoakum Blvd, Houston, TX 77006.
Rev. Michael Lambakis will officiate the ceremony. Priscila will then be laid to rest with Full Military Honors at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038. Friends are welcome to attend and celebrate Priscilla’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence www.ncadv.org or to any women’s safe house of your choosing.
Eternal Be Her Memory †