Wanda Mitchell King
July 29, 1946 -
May 18, 2017

Visitation

May 26, 2017
11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Service 

Private Family Service

Interment

Obituary

Wanda Mitchell King, age 70, of the Hardison Mill / Pottsville Community in Maury County died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Critical Care Unit in Nashville, following a sudden illness.

Wanda was born in Trenton, Tennessee in Gibson County on July 29, 1946 to the late J.R. and Lorraine Mitchell. Her family later moved to Fayetteville where she attended Eighth District Elementary and graduated from Central High School in 1964. In different years she was a cheerleader, class officer, and class beauty.

During her senior year she met John “Johnny” King, son of the late J.C. and Wilma King. He was serving in the USAF and was home on leave when he saw Wanda’s senior picture displayed on the wall of The King’s Studio, his father’s business.

He immediately knew she was meant for him. John and Wanda were married on September 20, 1964 and would soon have celebrated their 53rd anniversary. Over the years she was active in John’s businesses and worked beside him until they retired in 2014. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Lewisburg, Tennessee.

Wanda enjoyed living in the country and cherished simple pleasures… her many pets, the wildlife that she could see from her windows, reading her Bible, corresponding with friends, and talking on the phone with their son, Chris. She was an excellent artist and craftsman. As a staunch conservative, she spent time daily on the internet following political news and posting her opinions on various websites.

Survivors include her husband John King and their son Dr. Chris King; brother-in-law Benny (Regina) King of Fayetteville; sister-in-law Angela (Bobby) Sims of Eads, TN and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and in-laws, Mrs. King was preceded in death by a son Michael Judson King.

Visitation with the family will be 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Higgins Funeral Home. A private family graveside service will follow at Riverview Memorial Gardens with Dr. Thomas Dumser officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Wanda Mitchell King.

Video Services

21 Comments

  1. Jane (Harrison) Pennington

    To Johnny and the entire King family. I was so sorry to hear of Wanda’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. From experience I can somewhat understand what you are going through just now.

    Love you all,
    Jane

    Reply
  2. Jackson Family

    Please accept our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
    Isaiah 25:8

    Reply
  3. Ann Lee Morgan

    Deeply sorry for your loss! Prayers and sympathy to all the family.

    Reply
  4. Ray Steelman

    Sharon and I were so sorry to hear of Wanda’s passing. She was truly a fine person and will be missed by all. Our prayers are with the family and friends. She will be missed by the Class of ’64.

    Reply
  5. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    I remember Wanda as a beautiful, sweet and compassionate young girl in high school. May God comfort you and your family during this very difficult time.

    Reply
  6. Barbara Barnes Faulkner

    Johnny and Family, so sorry for the loss of your dear one. Thinking of you, and praying for God’s comfort during this difficult time.

    Reply
  7. Betty Lou Maddox Dunivan

    Wanda was such a beauty. She loved everybody. You (family), will miss her kindness. My sympathy is with you all.

    Reply
  8. Wanda Wallace Williams

    Wanda was such a delightful and beautiful young lady when I knew her at Eighth District and at Central High. So sorry for Johnny and son, Chris, and for Benny and Angela and their families. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Wanda Wallace Williams

    Reply
  9. J. Moore/Volunteer

    To the Family of Wanda Mitchell King,
    So sorry to learn about the loss of your Dear Loved One, Wanda. Please know that so many people share your grief with you to help you through this difficult time of sorrow. Please accept my deepest condolences as we await the time when Christ Jesus will awaken all of those who have fallen asleep in death; including you Beloved, Wanda.
    (John 11:41-44)

    Reply
  10. Susie Kutchi

    Johnny & family,

    My condolences and love to you at this time. Wanda was always one of the nicest of the nice when we were in school together. Her radiant smile never seemed to waiver. Keep her close in your memories. In love & sympathy,

    Susie Shewry Kutchi

    Reply
  11. Linda Jean

    Johnny & family,
    So sorry to read of Wanda’s passing. She was truly a beautiful person all the way thru. My prayers will be with you in the days ahead.
    Love to all, Linda Jean

    Reply
  12. Melva

    I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May you take comfort in God’s promises for the future as recorded in the Bible at Revelation 21:3,4. Take care.

    Reply
  13. Martha Arnold Craig

    Wanda was a beautiful and kind lady. Sorry for the loss of your wife and mother. God be with you.

    Reply
  14. Mr. and Mrs. Shea

    We extend sincere condolences to the King Family. It was with great warmth that Dr. Christopher King sometimes spoke of his parents within the context of his sermons. Dr. King prepared us for marriage and performed the ceremony six years ago today.

    Reply
  15. Dean Sullivan

    Going to miss Wanda.I rememeber catching her bouguet at her wedding.She was a blessing to know.Glad she was family.Love you Johnny and Chris.I know she will be missed by many.

    Reply
  16. Rosalind Sowell Greer - Class of '64

    Sympathy to Wanda’s family…..So sorry

    Reply
  17. Peggy Coleman

    Wanda was a very sweet person. I enjoyed talking to her at our class breakfasts and our reunions. Her smile was beatiful. I remember the time we “talked” back and forth when you were sick,. It was a pleasure to be around Wanda. She will be missed by many.

    Reply
  18. Harold Brenda Edwards

    Remember Wanda in school a beauty queen always nice to everyone. Sorry for your loss
    Brenda Perry Brooks Edwards

    Reply
  19. Karen Karch Gilliam

    I was shocked to learn of Wanda’s passing. I remember her well from having classes with her at Central. Please accept my sincere condolences.

    Reply
  20. Sherry McElroy Foley (Class of 64)

    I was always so fond of Wanda. She was a truly beautiful person – inside and out. While we had lost touch over the years, I know she will be missed by her family and friends.

    Reply
  21. Judy Moyers Short

    “No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.” I am sorry to hear of Wanda’s passing.

    Reply

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Memories

21 Comments

  1. Jane (Harrison) Pennington

    To Johnny and the entire King family. I was so sorry to hear of Wanda’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. From experience I can somewhat understand what you are going through just now.

    Love you all,
    Jane

    Reply
  2. Jackson Family

    Please accept our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
    Isaiah 25:8

    Reply
  3. Ann Lee Morgan

    Deeply sorry for your loss! Prayers and sympathy to all the family.

    Reply
  4. Ray Steelman

    Sharon and I were so sorry to hear of Wanda’s passing. She was truly a fine person and will be missed by all. Our prayers are with the family and friends. She will be missed by the Class of ’64.

    Reply
  5. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    I remember Wanda as a beautiful, sweet and compassionate young girl in high school. May God comfort you and your family during this very difficult time.

    Reply
  6. Barbara Barnes Faulkner

    Johnny and Family, so sorry for the loss of your dear one. Thinking of you, and praying for God’s comfort during this difficult time.

    Reply
  7. Betty Lou Maddox Dunivan

    Wanda was such a beauty. She loved everybody. You (family), will miss her kindness. My sympathy is with you all.

    Reply
  8. Wanda Wallace Williams

    Wanda was such a delightful and beautiful young lady when I knew her at Eighth District and at Central High. So sorry for Johnny and son, Chris, and for Benny and Angela and their families. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Wanda Wallace Williams

    Reply
  9. J. Moore/Volunteer

    To the Family of Wanda Mitchell King,
    So sorry to learn about the loss of your Dear Loved One, Wanda. Please know that so many people share your grief with you to help you through this difficult time of sorrow. Please accept my deepest condolences as we await the time when Christ Jesus will awaken all of those who have fallen asleep in death; including you Beloved, Wanda.
    (John 11:41-44)

    Reply
  10. Susie Kutchi

    Johnny & family,

    My condolences and love to you at this time. Wanda was always one of the nicest of the nice when we were in school together. Her radiant smile never seemed to waiver. Keep her close in your memories. In love & sympathy,

    Susie Shewry Kutchi

    Reply
  11. Linda Jean

    Johnny & family,
    So sorry to read of Wanda’s passing. She was truly a beautiful person all the way thru. My prayers will be with you in the days ahead.
    Love to all, Linda Jean

    Reply
  12. Melva

    I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May you take comfort in God’s promises for the future as recorded in the Bible at Revelation 21:3,4. Take care.

    Reply
  13. Martha Arnold Craig

    Wanda was a beautiful and kind lady. Sorry for the loss of your wife and mother. God be with you.

    Reply
  14. Mr. and Mrs. Shea

    We extend sincere condolences to the King Family. It was with great warmth that Dr. Christopher King sometimes spoke of his parents within the context of his sermons. Dr. King prepared us for marriage and performed the ceremony six years ago today.

    Reply
  15. Dean Sullivan

    Going to miss Wanda.I rememeber catching her bouguet at her wedding.She was a blessing to know.Glad she was family.Love you Johnny and Chris.I know she will be missed by many.

    Reply
  16. Rosalind Sowell Greer - Class of '64

    Sympathy to Wanda’s family…..So sorry

    Reply
  17. Peggy Coleman

    Wanda was a very sweet person. I enjoyed talking to her at our class breakfasts and our reunions. Her smile was beatiful. I remember the time we “talked” back and forth when you were sick,. It was a pleasure to be around Wanda. She will be missed by many.

    Reply
  18. Harold Brenda Edwards

    Remember Wanda in school a beauty queen always nice to everyone. Sorry for your loss
    Brenda Perry Brooks Edwards

    Reply
  19. Karen Karch Gilliam

    I was shocked to learn of Wanda’s passing. I remember her well from having classes with her at Central. Please accept my sincere condolences.

    Reply
  20. Sherry McElroy Foley (Class of 64)

    I was always so fond of Wanda. She was a truly beautiful person – inside and out. While we had lost touch over the years, I know she will be missed by her family and friends.

    Reply
  21. Judy Moyers Short

    “No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.” I am sorry to hear of Wanda’s passing.

    Reply

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