Lula Woicinski White: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know


Devin Patrick Kelley killed 26 people at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday — including his grandmother-in-law.

Lula Woicinski White, 71, was killed during the shooting that also injured more than a dozen others, according to the New York Daily News.

Woicinski White’s niece, Amy Johnson Backus, shared her aunt’s most recent post on Facebook, which was about “the spark of life.”

“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,” she wrote.

1. The Day Before the Shooting, Woicinski White Shared a Post on Facebook That Said ‘A Human Is One Breath Away From Death’

Amy Johnson Backus, who said on Facebook that Lula Woicinski White is her aunt and shared this post on her Facebook page just one day before the deadly shooting:

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 describes himself as a chaplain with the Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots in New Orleans.

“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.”

2. Woicinski White’s Sister Mary Mishler Clyburn Said She 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.”

3. Woicinski White Is a Fan of Country Music Star Blake Shelton

Lula Woicinski White liked only one musician on her Facebook page: Country music superstar Blake Shelton.

4. Woicinski White Was Active at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas

Lula Woicinski White was very active at her local church, the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. She was deeply religious and often posted about religion on her Facebook page.

On October 31, she posted about a Halloween event at the church called the Sutherland Springs Fall Festival.

5. Woicinski White Vacationed in Mexico Four Years Ago

Lula Woicinski White wrote a review on Facebook about four years ago of Jungle Adventure in Cozumel, Mexico, which provides ATVs and horses for tours.

“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!!!” she wrote.

She posted several pictures with her grandson David, most recently on a fishing trip to Rockport, Texas, on July 30. That’s located just north of Corpus Christi and was badly hit by Hurricane Harvey in late August.

“We had great time…made great pool..billards…ping pong…waves in port a…more of all before mentioned…kid kept me busy!!! Lol”