Funeral Services For Whitney Dawn DeVaneRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Feb 09 2019 2:09 PM
DOTHAN: Funeral Services for Miss Whitney Dawn DeVane will be on Monday, February 11, 2019.
Funeral Services will be at Covenant United Methodist Church located at 3610 West Main Street in Dothan.
Services are at 11:00 AM. The family will begin receiving friends at 9 AM and until 11 AM when the Memorial Services begin. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery on Highway 431 North.
Stan and Deborah DeVane have been friends of mine for decades. During their tenure with police department we have been friends and remained friends since their retirement.
Whitney has been their angel. They have both worked hard to provide and raise a wonderful daughter, of which they were very successful at.
With parents as law enforcement officers one thing that is explained to your children early on is firearms. The necessary police equipment is the officer's firearm. As parents you explain the dangers of firearms and the proper use and handling of firearms.
Whitney became interested in firearms. With that interest a lot of people did not know that with her parents firearm explanations, Whitney worked and became a certified firearms instructor. So she was a real good shot which kept the guys in line!
Whitney’s dad, Stan, retired as a Police Lieutenant with Dothan Police Department and her mom Deborah retired as a Police Sergeant with Dothan Police Department.
Whitney Dawn Devane was born September 20, 1993 in Dothan Alabama. She has resided in Dothan all of her life. She attended school at Providence Christian School from kindergarten through graduation. Following graduation she took courses both on line and in class at Troy University.
In 2012 - 2013 Whitney was chosen Miss Houston County and was then in Miss National Peanut Festival. Whitney was chosen to represent the National Peanut Festival as Miss National Peanut Festival.
Whitney did an outstanding job as ambassador for the National Peanut Festival during her reign as Miss National Peanut Festival. She promoted the festival in an outstanding way and became loved by Dothan and the wiregrass. Everyone knew Whitney. Whitney remained involved with National Peanut Festival even after she passed her crown.
Whitney’s career path took her into the banking industry. Her beginning was with Five Star Credit Union, followed by working with Regions Bank and at the time of her death was with Ameris Bank main office, Choctaw and Ross Clark Circle. Her customers and visitors into the bank were always greeted with that outgoing personality and friendly warmth of Whitney.
During school years Whitney was heavily involved in volley ball. That involvement continued after high school graduation. Whitney was involved in kickball. She was involved in kickball currently and a part of the city teams or league’s.
Whitney was a part of Leadership Dothan. She was a shining star of leadership Dothan.
Whitney was preceded in death by her grandfather Jesse Devane.
Whitney is survived by her parents Stan and Deborah Devane of Dothan, by one sister Donna DeVane ( Jeff Trippe ) and one brother Reed Devane ( Dawn Jackson-DeVane ) both of Kinsey, grandparents Joy DeVane of Dothan, Bill and Lynn Townsend of Evansville Indianna. She is survived by two nephews Rylee DeVane and Brantley DeVane.
Whitney was engaged to Tyler Jordan. Tyler has a daughter Collyns who was the apple of Whitney’s eye. Tyler and Whitney were very much in love and made a beautiful couple.
Heaven has gained an angel.
Our prayers and thoughts are with all of Whitney’s family today, and have been throughout this week. Many attended the Prayer Vigil this week at the Angel of Hope lifting Whitney and her family up in prayer.