Wanda Marie Bryant Pearce
April 13, 1936 -
December 22, 2018

Visitation

December 26, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Service 

December 27, 2018
11:00 AM

Interment

Obituary

Graveside funeral service for Mrs. Wanda Marie Bryant Pearce, age 82, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 11 AM on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the Riverview Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Tim Smith officiating.

Wanda was born on April 13, 1936 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Grady Casey and Aline Elizabeth Smith Bryant. Mrs. Pearce worked for Amana and was a cook at Donalson Care Center. She enjoyed fishing and was on a bowling league for many years. In 1963, Wanda became a license hair stylist and opened Wanda’s Beauty Salon in 1973. Mrs. Pearce has worked at Higgins Funeral Home since 1980, fixing hair, until a few months ago, when her health started to decline. Mrs. Pearce passed away on December 22, 2018 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Survivors include her daughters, Angie (Tim) Lackey of Kelso, TN, and Jana Sue Paris of Petersburg, TN; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jeff) Arnold, James Counts, Blake Gentry, Candace Smith Stafford, Hollie Lindsay, KaCee Fowler, Tyler Simmons, Travis Simmons, and Briley Rhodes; and great-grandchildren, Zachary (T.J.) Blair, Jonas Blair, Elijah Wentzel, Chloe Stafford, MaKaylynn Bryson, Addylynn Cree, Timothy Lindsey, Raylynn Lindsey, Grayson Nichols, Destiny Gentry, Anthony Gentry, and Justyce Counts; great-great-grandchildren, Kamrynn Blair and Zachary Blair, Jr; and fur-babies, Ashley the Dog and Kitty the Cat. In addition to her parents, Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Denton; daughter, Teresa Marie Gentry; and a sister, Charlotte Rebecca Bryant.

Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Higgins Funeral Home. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Wanda Marie Bryant Pearce.

Video Services

17 Comments

  1. Diane Sanders Counts

    Girls I am so sorry to hear about Wanda she was so good to me when me and Terry were friends. She didnt care if we slept all day or never went to bed. I truly thought a lot of her.

    Reply
    • Angie Lackey

      Thank you very much! She was a good one for sure!

      Reply
  2. Betty Crowder

    My deepest regret for the lost of your Mother. It will be a lost for a lot of her friends. She was my best friend, we shared a lot of good times together. Wanda loved her family and her great- grandchildren. She will be missed, my thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

    Reply
  3. Lachon Crowder

    My deepest regret for the lost of your Mother. It will be a lost for a lot of her friends. She was my best friend, we shared a lot of good times together. Wanda loved her family and her great- grandchildren. She will be missed, my thoughts and prayers will be with you all. Lachon

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    • Angie Lackey

      Thnak you very much and thank you for making memories with her.

      Reply
  4. Resa Beasley

    I’m so very sorry for the loss of Mrs. Pearce. It’s very overwhelming to lose anyone but, especially hard during the holidays. James, please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Praying for peace and great understanding. Gods speed my friend!

    Reply
    • Angie Lackey

      Thank you very much!

      Reply
  5. Karen Russ

    So sorry to hear about Mrs. Pearce passing, my thoughts and prayers are with her family.

    Reply
    • Angie Lackey

      Thank you very much!

      Reply
  6. Rexine Pigg

    Wanda was a very nice person who touched many lives in her different employment & activities. Her clients in the cosmetology profession were loyal to her due to her talents. After reading her obit I came to the conclusion that she lived a very full & happy life with many grand, great & great great grandchildren! May God strengthen & keep you as you say goodbye to her for now. 🙂

    Reply
    • Angie Lackey

      Thank you very much!

      Reply
  7. Diane and Phillip Knowles

    Angie we are so sorry to hear about Wanda. She was such a sweet lady always. God Bless you and your family?

    Reply
    • Angie Lackey

      Thank you Diane. I sure do miss her!

      Reply
  8. bj

    I am so very sorry for your recent passing of Ms Wanda.

    Reply
    • Angie Lackey

      Thank you very much!

      Reply
  9. Billie Ann Castile

    Wanda was my best friend from childhood and the years of our life. She was kind, generous and caring. She loved God, her family and many friends. I was very blessed to be one of her friends. I will miss her very much.

    Reply
    • Angie Lackey

      Billie Ann,
      She loved you dearly and if I can say, the very most. Thank you for being her best friend and giving her such great joy.
      With Love,
      Angie

      Reply

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17 Comments

  1. Diane Sanders Counts

    Girls I am so sorry to hear about Wanda she was so good to me when me and Terry were friends. She didnt care if we slept all day or never went to bed. I truly thought a lot of her.

    Reply
    • Angie Lackey

      Thank you very much! She was a good one for sure!

      Reply
  2. Betty Crowder

    My deepest regret for the lost of your Mother. It will be a lost for a lot of her friends. She was my best friend, we shared a lot of good times together. Wanda loved her family and her great- grandchildren. She will be missed, my thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

    Reply
  3. Lachon Crowder

    My deepest regret for the lost of your Mother. It will be a lost for a lot of her friends. She was my best friend, we shared a lot of good times together. Wanda loved her family and her great- grandchildren. She will be missed, my thoughts and prayers will be with you all. Lachon

    Reply
    • Angie Lackey

      Thnak you very much and thank you for making memories with her.

      Reply
  4. Resa Beasley

    I’m so very sorry for the loss of Mrs. Pearce. It’s very overwhelming to lose anyone but, especially hard during the holidays. James, please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Praying for peace and great understanding. Gods speed my friend!

    Reply
    • Angie Lackey

      Thank you very much!

      Reply
  5. Karen Russ

    So sorry to hear about Mrs. Pearce passing, my thoughts and prayers are with her family.

    Reply
    • Angie Lackey

      Thank you very much!

      Reply
  6. Rexine Pigg

    Wanda was a very nice person who touched many lives in her different employment & activities. Her clients in the cosmetology profession were loyal to her due to her talents. After reading her obit I came to the conclusion that she lived a very full & happy life with many grand, great & great great grandchildren! May God strengthen & keep you as you say goodbye to her for now. 🙂

    Reply
    • Angie Lackey

      Thank you very much!

      Reply
  7. Diane and Phillip Knowles

    Angie we are so sorry to hear about Wanda. She was such a sweet lady always. God Bless you and your family?

    Reply
    • Angie Lackey

      Thank you Diane. I sure do miss her!

      Reply
  8. bj

    I am so very sorry for your recent passing of Ms Wanda.

    Reply
    • Angie Lackey

      Thank you very much!

      Reply
  9. Billie Ann Castile

    Wanda was my best friend from childhood and the years of our life. She was kind, generous and caring. She loved God, her family and many friends. I was very blessed to be one of her friends. I will miss her very much.

    Reply
    • Angie Lackey

      Billie Ann,
      She loved you dearly and if I can say, the very most. Thank you for being her best friend and giving her such great joy.
      With Love,
      Angie

      Reply

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