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Wilma Jean (Slater) Smith

March 11, 1938 — May 18, 2022

Wilma Jean Smith of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in Hot Springs, Arkansas with her loving family by her side. Wilma was born in Waldron, Arkansas on March 11, 1938 to Roy Slater and Alcie (Brown) Slater. She was 84 years old.

Wilma enjoyed watching soap operas on TV especially the Young and the Restless. She was always up for a good milkshake, playing a game of rummy, pitch or Phase 10 with her family or going camping. Wilma also enjoyed singing gospel and bluegrass music with her husband Floyd. No matter what Wilma happened to be doing, she was never more content or happy than when surrounded by grandchildren and great grandchildren, extended family, friends and those who were family by heart. She was kind and welcoming to everyone.

Wilma leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Diane Vaughn and husband Tony, two sons: Jerry Bob Smith and Brent Smith all of Waldron, Arkansas. Granny will forever remain in the hearts of her grandchildren: Kerry, Angie, Jason, Jennie, Christine, Heath, Sarah, Ryan, Hannah, Bethany, Jacey, Emily, and Jackson as well as 12 great grandchildren. Wilma will be missed by all those whose lives she impacted including a host of nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors she loved dearly.

Wilma was preceded in death by her husband Floyd, one daughter Rema Smith and one grandson Anthony Vaughn. Wilma was also preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Alcie Slater and siblings: Jewelene Lovett, Eva Denney, Betty Boman, Verna Valentine, Leroe (Goat) Slater, Donnie Slater and Joe Slater.

Wilma's life celebration will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 21, 2022 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Jerry Isham and Travis May officiating. Interment will follow in the Lamb Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas.  Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Wilma's pallbearer will be Bill Lovett, Rick Hudson, Sam Slater, Roger Slater, Josh Norris and Richard Morris. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Lovett and Robert Slater.

Wilma's visitation will be Friday, May 20, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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