of Southaven, MS
February 8, 1943 - May 8, 2022
Wilma Dean New Anderson,79, of Southaven, Mississippi passed away from this life on May 8, 2022, at Baptist Desoto Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born on Feb. 8, 1943, in Helena, Arkansas. She worked at Hoffinger Industries and spent her spare time singing and writing country music. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother sacrificing anything she had to make life better for her family. Services will be held at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 2:00 P.M. Following the chapel service, interment services will be at Marianna Memorial Park. Roller- Citizens Funeral Home, 621 West Chestnut Street, Marianna, Arkansas 72360 oversees the service. Wilma was born to the late Wilburn and Christine Rose of Helena, Arkansas. She was the widow of Bobby Lee New and Roger Anderson and is survived by her family. Preceding her in death were her three sisters, Peggy Vault, Kay Webb, and Jane Reed and one brother, Donald Rose. She leaves behind one brother, Ronald Rose, of Brickeys, Arkansas; two sisters, Wanda Smith of Forrest City, Arkansas, and Judy Akin of Rogers, Arkansas; one daughter Vickie May (Ricky) of Walls, Mississippi; two sons, Chris New (Cheryl) of Southaven, Mississippi and Jason New (Callie) of Hernando, Mississippi. She also leaves behind ten grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who will miss and loved her dearly.
Wilma we had a lot of fun together. You had a great personality.
We will never ever forget our Wilma. She was such a fun loving precious lady to us all. She fought long and hard trying to remain with her sweet children. God needed her and reached down and pulled her up into her new heavenly paradise. She is pain free and singing with the rest of the angels. Rest in peace my awesome Sister. I’ll always hold a place in my heart for you. Prayers, love and sweet peace and comfort to all of Wilma’s amazing children that she loved so deeply. ❤️🙏😢
I have a lot of fond memories of my Aunt Wilma & she is going to be missed by so many! Growing up Her, my Aunt Judy & Uncle Herman would sing at church & she had a record produced with Mack Self. I thought she was famous!! And dance…I loved to watch her & Uncle Bobby…he taught all us kids how to Bop! We spent a lot of time together back in them days & our family was so close. We had gatherings for every holiday & a family reunion every Memorial Day and she would always be sure to sing & make us laugh! I could go on & on but I think you get what I’m saying…she was special to us all & we all loved her so much! She may be gone but she will never be forgotten.
VickeyYou and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so very sorry for the loss of your mom and will continue praying for all of you.Carolyn, Mike, and Thomas Jenkins