Myrtle Faye Wagner


Myrtle Faye Wagner , age 77, affectionately called “Faye” was born Monday, September 13, 1943 to Walter Q. and Ruby M. Crisp Peters in Beckley, West Virginia. She gained her wings on Thursday, January 7, 2021.

When she was two years old, they relocated to Lima, OH where she attended the Lima Public Schools. She spent many precious times with her grandmother, Annie Crisp. As a young woman, she married the late James R. Morris, Sr. and to that union were born two sons and one daughter. On May 2, 1969 she married the late MacArthur Wagner and to that union were born three daughters.

Faye accepted the Lord in the early 1970’s at home and shortly after, joined Mt. Olivet Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Pastor Elijah and Mother Clara Webster, where she received the baptism of the Holy Ghost and learned to live a holy and sanctified life. She loved the Lord with all her heart and was a lover of God’s people. She was a dedicated worker in multiple departments such as choir, pastor’s aide, kitchen lead. She also worked as the Lead Teacher at Mt. Olivet’s Day Care Center. She was licensed as an Evangelist Missionary and was an awesome teacher to the young women. She witnessed to anyone that would listen and wanted everybody to be saved and love Jesus like she loved him!

In July of 1982, she relocated to Columbus, OH and joined Emmanuel Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Pastor Clifford Hooks, Jr. She served tirelessly for 18 years attending district meetings, state convocations and the Latter Rain Conference (founded by the late Bishop William M. James). She was indeed a praiser and loved being with the saints. She would praise the Lord with a loud voice and danced with all her might! We can never forget how hard and fast she clapped her hands and how excited she was to give in the offering and assist in raising the offering!

She was so elated when she and her friend, the late Sis. Gloria Smith, were able to take a trip to the Holy Land. Oh, how she rejoiced to be able to walk the streets of Jerusalem and be baptized in the Jordan River!

In January of 2001, she relocated to Fort Wayne, IN and joined the Restoration Center Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Pastor Michael & Anita Payton. She didn’t go to sit down, but to help them build their young ministry that had just begun in 2000. She served tirelessly as the Church Mother, President of Pastor’s Aide and the Young Women’s Christian Council (Y.W.C.C.). She did whatever was asked of her and led many fundraisers to financially support the ministry. She served faithfully until her health began to decline in 2009.

In 2010 she returned to Columbus, OH to be near her daughters so they could care for her and attend her many doctor appointments, surgeries and hosptial stays. Ruby cared for her the first 8 years, along with numerous aides and nurses with Paula caring for her the last 5-6 months before her passing. She pressed her way until the very end. In some way, she touched many lives and left a powerful impact. We know she’s somewhere around the throne dancing and giving the Lord praise.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, MacArthur Wagner, a son, James “Roger” Morris, Jr., a daughter, Gwendolyn “Denise” Morris; and a brother, Edwin Harris.

She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Robert “Quince”(Shawnda) Morris of Lima, OH; three daughters, Darla Ann (Derrick) Jackson, Ruby O. and Paula R. Wagner, all of Columbus, OH.; one sister, Vivian “Kaye”(Henry) Clay of Lima, OH; one brother Andre’ (Janice) Harris of Columbus, OH; 10 grandchildren; Quintez Morris, Joslyn (Byron) Morris-Smith, Nikki (Virgil) Coleman, Nicklaus Lockett, Jeremiah Bays, Briana Morris, Ricardo “Elijah” Melhado, Dondrae McCurdy, Jewel and Joi White, 10 great-grandchildren; god-daughter, T’Shanna (Vincent) Winn, a dear cousin/spiritual daughter, Anita Payton, both of Fort Wayne, IN, a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends; close friends, Sis. Artie Bennett, Sis. Evelyn Green and the late Barbara Lewis.

Myrtle, Faye, Cousin Faye, Sis. Wagner, Missionary Wagner, Mother Wagner (her many names/titles) is gone, but will never be forgotten. Her legacy will be remembered throughout eternity.

Public Visitation 11:00 AM and Private Family Funeral Service 12:00 PM Friday, January 15, 2021 at Mt. Olivet COGIC, 705 Catalpa Ave., Lima, OH. Mask and Social Distancing are required. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Wow, where does one begin when it’s so much to be said about the life and legacy of the awesome and incredible, Mother Myrtle Faye Wagner?
    She was like a second mother to me. I’ll always remember the many lessons she taught me. She would often say, “many hands make the work/load light.” She had zero tolerance for laziness. I love her forever. She will be truly missed.

  2. Cheryl Jones- Mills

    My condolences and prayers to the family and friends. So sorry for your loss.

  3. My deepest sympathy to the entire family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort your heart.
    Wilson/Coleman Family
    Lima, Ohio

  4. To :The Family of Mother Faye Wagner l will miss her dearly she was a very sweet Mother and she use to talk to me about the LORD and she LOVE ❤️ the LORD herself and I just wanna say JOB WELL DONE MOTHER WAGNER.❤️❤️❤️❤️ For the Family.

  5. This breaks my heart to see you gone my desr cousin. I always looked at you like an Aunt because of the closeness you shared with my mom and my grandmother, your Aunt. I miss and love you.

  6. My condolences goes out to the family prayers and thoughts Mother Wagner will be missed! She was awesome lady and prayer warrior.

  7. Renee M FENDERSON

    So Sorry for your loss girls she was truly a wonderful person

  8. Steve and Kathy Hayden

    Mother Wagner was dear to us. Her joy of life and love for Jesus were infectious. She taught us to be thankful for even the small things and appreciate all the good things God does for us. We enjoyed the times we would go out for dinner after church on Sundays. She loved her family and often talked fondly of them. How we will always remember how joyful she was when she was able to give a “big tithe” We will forever remember Mother Wagner so fondly in our hearts. To the family the best way you can honor her legacy is to give your life to the Lord. She loved seeing people surrender their lives unto God. So remember may endure for a night, but true JOY COMES IN THE MORNING

  9. We were truly saddened to hear of the loss of one so dear. Missionary Faye Wagner was an asset to her church in Columbus, Ohio, and a strong supporter of kingdom work in general. We are honored and blessed to have known her. Please accept our sincerest condolences and may our prayers help to comfort you during this difficult time. Elder & Mrs. Charles Easton

  10. Darla,Paula Ruby and the entire family Im sorry for your loss Ive known your mom since kinagarden age a lifetime of relationship and friendship she will be missed but God have taken his servant home he will take care of her you did all you could sit down servants

  11. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow. Praying for comfort and strength for the family.

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