Wanda Maxine (Williams) Pope

Wanda Maxine (Williams) Pope passed away into eternal rest in the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on October 12, 2023. 

Wanda Williams was born in Locust Bayou, Ouachita County, Arkansas to Carl F. Williams and Cynthia L. York.  Wanda graduated valedictorian from Hermitage High School, Hermitage, Arkansas, in 1949.  Wanda had a full life as a homemaker, artist, avid gardener, world traveler, Sunday School teacher, church librarian, genealogist and a bookkeeper for Colvin, Inc. 

Wanda is survived by her husband, Jeff Hoyle Pope; sister Ann Roberson; three sons, John Charles Colvin Jr. (Billie), Anthony Lynn Colvin (Beverly), Mark Wayne Colvin and stepson Richard Pope (Denise); grandchildren, Jeremy Colvin, Matthew Colvin, Joel Colvin, Drew Colvin, Hannah Mueller; step-grandchildren, Jeff Pope, Chris Pope, Jordan Pope, Amy Beck, Jessica Hatton; and numerous great-grandchildren. 

Wanda was preceded in death by parents, Carl F. and Cynthia L. Williams, her first husband, John Charles Colvin; sisters, Charlotte, Jamie and Shirley; stepson, Mark Pope; stepdaughter, Ina Pope Barnwell and her step-granddaughter, April Smith.

Memorial gifts may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org or the American Cancer Society https://www.cancer.org.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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