Funeral services for Wanda Louise Robinson Smith will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Kilpatrick’s Funeral Home of Monroe. A visitation will be held just prior to the service beginning at 1:00 pm. Officiating will be the Rev. Stanton Groan. Interment will follow at the Wilhite Cemetery.
Wanda was born on July 26, 1942 in England, Arkansas and died in Monroe, La. on February 13,2021.
She was preceded in death by her parents Emmett and Irene Robinson of North Little Rock Arkansas, brother John Robinson North Little Rock, Ar and sister Helen Torres of Bauxite Ar, husband Charles Ray Smith West Monroe, La and son James (Jamie) Smith, West Monroe La.
Wanda Worked at many things through the years, wife, homemaker and various employments: D&H manufacturing in the 70’s, Mini-Toggs in the 80’s and PIK PAK convenience store in the late 90’s taking Entergy and phone payments until her stroke in 2001. She mostly loved her arts and crafts and sewing.
Wanda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was known to have a “feisty” streak and referred to herself as a “tough old bird”. We take comfort that she is rejoicing with her Heavenly Father and family in heaven. She lived for Jesus and proceeded to give her testimony and a prayer to everyone she met. One of her common testimonies was ”God is no respecter of persons, what He did for me, He can do for you”. She lived and believed in Acts 2:38.
Survivors include Children: Gail Bramble (Mark), Karen Winstead (Keith), Charles Ray Smith Jr(Sharon) Grand Children: Brian Bramble, Graham Bramble, Josh Winstead, Kayla Parker, Haley Winstead, Mariah Dickey and Miranda Gross
Great Grandchildren: first and very special great was Addison Raney who was born on her birthday and gave her tremendous joy along with Piper Winstead, Teagan Winstead, Colter Winstead, Rhett Ezell, Ryleigh Winstead, Allison Bramble, Hailey Bramble, and Riley June Bramble. Also surviving are a special friend/sister Judy Parker, sister-in-law Carlie Robinson Blankenship and brother-in-law Frank Torres.
Her physical presence will be missed but we know she will be watching and waiting for her friends and family to join her there.