Wanda Renee Yancey

Wanda Renee Yancey, 83, of Haleyville, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2022 at North Alabama Medical Center. She was a retired teacher, having taught 27 years and was a member of First Baptist Church, Haleyville.

She is survived by her husband, Larry K. Yancey; children, Tammy Renee Sherrill (Wade) of Phil Campbell, Terri Kay Finley (Mark) of Haleyville and Janet Bennett (Keith) of Boaz; sisters, Maron Frederick (Eugene) of Hodges and Judy Barksdale of Hamilton; grandchildren,  Brad Bennett (Stephanie), Kyle Bennett (Lacy), Molly Finley (Chase), Maggie Finley Thomas (Kyle) and and Grace Berlin White (Tom); great-grandchildren, Bradyn, Sage and Casen Bennett, Lexie, Beau, and Hadley Jane Bennett, Matthew Martin and Millie Kate Finley and baby girl White and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clint and Carrie Lawler; grandsons, Matthew Finley and Bailey Berlin; brother, Pete Lawler and sisters, Fannie Ellen Brumley (Freeman), Ophelia Skinner (Colen), Georgia McCleskey (Duren), Martella Penton (Van), Leatrice Ramsey (Ed), Marley Vickery (Oscar), Jean Jones (Casey), Faye Brumley (Jerrel) and and Peggy Palmer (Clyde).

Wanda was a family oriented Christian mother and gran. She also was an avid bridge and rook player. She loved traveling and taking trips with her many friends. Most of all, she loved her church, where she was an active member. She will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 1-3 p.m. at Pinkard Funeral Home, Haleyville. Her funeral will begin at 3 p.m., with Dr. Nathan Carroll officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Tree Cemetery, Hackleburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Harvest of Hope Ministries at First Baptist Church in Haleyville.


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