Wanell Eason, 86, of Paragould, Ark., and formerly of Rector, Ark., surrounded by her family, left this world to be with Jesus on November 8, 2016. Wanell was born July 18, 1930, to Fred and Gladys Watson.
She was married for 55 years to Roy Eason, who preceded her in death in 2002. To this union four children were born. Wanell was lovingly called "Granny" by hundreds of others because of the special love she shared with them.
She is survived by her children, Carol (James) Parks of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Janet (Ted) Hardin of Jonesboro, Larry (Serena) Eason of Paragould and Steve(Linda) Eason, also surviving are seven grandcildren, Alan (Kathy) Parks, Cindy (Rodney) Moore, Kevin Parks, Eric Hardin, Tiffany (Jay) Rowland, Steve (Rebeckha) Eason and Misty (Tom) Hodge; eight great-grandchildren, Cassie Parks, Hunter Parks, Sarah, Brandon and Kendra Moore, Hunter Burk, Gage Rowland, and Justin Hodge; a special nephew, Bruce Williams, along with many other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy; three sisters; two brothers and a great grandson, Nicholas Moore.
Her grandsons are honored to serve as pallbearers.
The visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Irby Funeral Home in Rector. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, in the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Rector with Brother Boyce Cate officiating. Interment will be in the Woodland Heights Cemetery of Rector.
In lieu of flowers, givers are encouraged to please make a donation to the charity of their choice.
Those who wish may sign the online condolence book at www.irbyfuneralhome.com