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Wanda Mae DeFord
August 3, 1931 - December 19, 2022

Wanda Mae “MeMe” DeFord of  Trumann, departed this life at the Flo and Phil Hospice at the age of  91 years, 4 months, and 16 days.  She was born August 3, 1931 in Harrisburg, AR to the late W.C and Bernice Avery Benson and lived her lifetime in the Trumann area. She was of the Baptist faith, an avid reader, loved to cook and spend time with her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Bobby Jack DeFord, daughter Sharron Wray, son Paul J. DeFord, sister Juanita Holt, and four brothers Neal, Leon, Junior, and Bobby Benson. She is survived by her son Greg (Patty) DeFord of Trumann; one sister Sharlene Flowers of Clarksburg, TN; one brother Gene  (Shirley) Benson of Trumann; seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Jay, Sarabeth, Scott, Kaitlyn, Kelsey, and Kylie; and six great-grandchildren, Merrick, Maddox, Hollyn, Asher, Jaxon, and Tucker; many nieces and nephews and  many that she considered as her children. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 21, 2022 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home. A Celebration of life will follow at 1:30 p.m. with Kenny Guy McMahan officiating. Burial will be private.     In compliance with COVID-19 restrictions, face masks or other facial covering and social distancing is optional. An online guest book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net

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December 21, 2022
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Thompson Funeral Home
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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Thompson Funeral Home
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Trumann, AR 72472

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  1. Stephanie Vincent, Trumann says

    Mimi will be missed! She was always so kind and the love she had between her and Jennifer is like none other I’ve ever seen between a grandparent and grandchild. Rest Easy Mimi.

  2. Melinda Edwards, Greenbriar, AR says

    She was a beautiful woman. She will truly be missed. I am sorry to hear of her passing. But I am sure she is happy to be reunited with family gone before. Prayers, love, and hugs to the family.

  3. Felicia Harvey, Trumann, AR says

    I will always remember her kindness and how she always invited me over. I love you all! You are all in my thoughts.

  4. Mayola Cox, Trumann says

    So sorry for the passing of your grandmother. She was blessed with a wonderful loving family

  5. Johnnie (Kendall) Mitchusson, Star City says

    Sending condolences

  6. Sheila Palmer, Saltillo ms says

    So sorry for your loss. Beautiful lady.

  7. karen penna, Brandon, Ms. says

    I am so sorry to hear about your mom. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  8. Lynn Isnent, Trumann says

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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