of Yellville, AR
November 7, 1930 - May 6, 2022
Wanda Lee Pickel of Yellville, Arkansas passed away Friday, May 6, 2022 at the age of 91.Wanda was born November 7, 1930 on Crooked Creek in Yellville to the late Fay and Ola (Hurst) Jefferson. She lived there until she graduated from Yellville-Summit High School in 1950. She married Lester Pickel December 2, 1950. They were married 67 years, 7 months and 20 days when he passed away in 2018.Wanda enjoyed cooking, baking, working jigsaw puzzles and watching the birds, squirrels and any other animal that came through her backyard. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Yellville and was very active as church hostess and singing in the choir. She loved all of it.She was a stay at home mom until her daughters started school, then she worked wherever there was a job available including MarBax shirt company and the O.E.C. office in Marion County where she was the first employee hired by Albert Elton.She and Lester worked together as a team starting in the late 60s when they bought their first restaurant in Mountain Home. They then moved to Bentonville, Arkansas to run a motel and later moved to Mobile, Alabama where they worked for Warren Properties as supervisors over apartments in Mobile and Montgomery, Alabama and Baton Rouge and Slidell, Louisiana until they retired in 1996.Wanda is survived by one daughter, Cheryl (Randy) Zeigler of Flippin; one brother, Charles Jefferson of Yellville; three grandchildren, Jeanette (James) Drummond of Flippin, Ryan (Jaazeil) Pickel of Harrison, Philip (Britney) Dyson of Searcy; 9 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester; one daughter, Wana Dyson; both of her parents; one brother, Lucian and one sister, Marilyn.Funeral service will be 11:00 am Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at First Baptist Church of Yellville with Bro. Rick Pyron officiating.Visitation will begin one hour prior to service time at 10:00 am.Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery near Flippin.Pallbearers will be Randy Jefferson, Bill Parton, Kris Rodgers, Harlin Parnell, Keith Hurst and Hal Hurst.Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Pickel and Doyne TreatArrangements are by Roller-Burns Funeral Home in Yellville.
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I am so sorry, I just saw this! My condolences to the family! I loved Wanda and Lester so much!
So sorry for your loss.
So sorry to learn of Wanda’s passing. Wanda and Lester were friends with my parents, John and Nell Angel, for many years in Yellville. Precious memories of all of them at FBC Yellville. Prayers forpeace and comfort for all the family and friends.
CherylYour Mom was a wonderful, kind Christian woman. I could never have repaid the kindness she & your Dad did by letting me & my boys live in their house rent free for ten years while they were working out of state. She & my Mom were as close as Sisters. She & your Dad were so blessed to have you to take such loving excellent care of them the last several years of their lives. I have no doubt that they are in Heaven making music with the Angels. I love you & my prayers are with you & all the family.