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Brenda Waddell
November 7, 1952 - August 2, 2021

Brenda Dianne Waddell of Jonesboro departed this life on Monday, August 2, 2021 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro 68 years, 8 months and 26 days.  She was born Friday, November 7, 1952 in Jonesboro, graduated from Trumann High School and had lived in Lake City until moving to Jonesboro 15 years ago.   Brenda  was a school teacher at Riverside for over 20 years, loved to read and was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Trumann.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Odell and Lilly Wilson Williams.       She is survived by her husband, William Waddell, Jr. of the home; one son, Darren Glover (Jasmine Smith) of Jonesboro; one daughter, Diana (John) Young of Jonesboro; one step-daughter, Tara (Jody) Baugus of Cardwell, MO; four brothers, Terry Williams, Ricky (Joanne) Williams, Bill (Gay) Williams all of Jonesboro, and Jim (Alice) Williams of Trumann; one sister, Pam (Paul) Harmon of Jonesboro; six grandchildren, Chancelor Glover, Aaralyn Glover, Spencer Glover, Eva Brietz, Kainan Baugus, and Bladen Baugus.       Services will be announced at a later date.       In compliance with Covid-19 guidelines, a mask or other facial covering is optional and social distancing will be observed.       Online guest book can be signed at www. thompsonfuneralhome.net      

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  1. Lorrie Rose, Jonesboro AR says

    Praying for comfort and peace for your family.

  2. Ann Hoffman, Jonesboro says

    I'm at loss for words seems like I was just reading about her trip to Mountain View , my thoughts and prayers go out to her husband, children and grandchildren,to her sister Pam and the boys who I have so many good memories of when we were all kids! God bless each and every one of you! Love you all!!

  3. Anne Wilson Hoffman, Jonesboro Arkansas says

    I can't find the words to tell you all how sorry I am for your loss, Brenda was a joy to know, I always loved to read her stories , my thoughts and prayers are with you all !

  4. Monica Baker, Lake City says

    She is loved and adored by so many! Diana, Darren and family you are in my prayers!

  5. aaliyah berry, lake city ar says

    such a sweet lady! cared for her students more than anything!

  6. Candy Davis, Lake city says

    You was such a great person inside and out,You was a great teacher to my girls Morgan & Lauren Johnson.May you rest in peace sweet lady. Prayers for the family.

  7. katie woodruff , says

    she was the most heart warming person i’ve known in my life. i loved having her as my science teacher for so many years. will forever hold the memories that were made in her classroom.

  8. Erin Fields, Trumann, AR says

    So sorry to hear of your loss, Darren and family. Will be praying for you!

  9. Patsey Rook, Jonesboro says

    Diana and Darren so very sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. I adored her and she certainly loved you two very much. I will be keeping both of you in my prayers for comfort during this tough time. Love you both Patsey

  10. Shirley Holden, Lake City, Arkansas says

    I am so sorry for your loss. Brenda was such a sweet person.

  11. Len Ware, Jonesboro says

    Brenda was a dear friend and co-worker. We got close when both of our mothers died within months of each other. We listened and understood our mutual grief. We always had a good time at workshops. I'll never forget her standing in the path of the Peabody ducks in order to get a picture and the lead duck quacking for her to move out of the way! Memories of her quick wit and humor is what I will remember the most about her. As you grieve, may your special memories of her also serve to comfort you.

  12. Sherry Russell, Jonesboro says

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all. We love you all Rickey,Pam,Terry, Billy and Jimmy.if yall need us please let us know

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