March 16, 1928 – Nov. 3, 2022
Funeral services for Wilma Lee Pendergrass, 94 of Muldrow, were held 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, at Eastside Freewill Baptist Church in Muldrow. Burial followed at Maple Cemetery in Muldrow under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc.
Mrs. Pendergrass was born on March 16, 1928, in Liberty to Beulah Mae (Cole) Henson and James Elonzo Henson. She passed away on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, in Fort Smith, Ark.
She was married to Charles W. Pendergrass on Nov. 1, 1951, in Van Buren, Ark. He preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 2005.
Mrs. Pendergrass was a beautician, a member of The Order of the Eastern Star since March 28, 1955, and member of Eastside Freewill Baptist Church for almost 60 years. She loved to visit and spend time with family and friends. The family would like to send a special thank you to Renae Rogers and Maria Arango for their thoughtful care.
Survivors are twin daughters, Carlene Brunk and Farron of Van Buren and Marlene Matlock and Paul of Roland; one son, Rick Pendergrass and Virginia of Muldrow; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Perrier and Matt of Broken Arrow, Chad Pratt and Megan of Muldrow, Jacob Matlock and Lenzie of Roland, Heath Matlock and Jessica of Cave Springs, Ark., Hanna Hammer and Chance of Muldrow, Austin Brunk and Kayla of Muldrow and Holly Hill and Monte of Lavaca, Ark.; 10 great-grandchildren, Karsyn Gann, Madison Perrier, Braiden Pratt, Porter Matlock, Emma Kate Matlock, Ellie Rae Matlock, Hub Brunk, Adeline Brunk, Cadence Hill and Clara Jane Hill; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; one sister, Rama Faye Martin; and six brothers, Carl, Fate, Lloyd, C.L., Herbert and Jerry Henson.
Active pallbearers will be CG Henson, Howard Henson, Larry Henson, Mike Henson, Phillip Henson, Barry Henson, Kyle Henson and Jeff Ransom.
Viewing was 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Agent Mallory Martin Chapel in Muldrow, and 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Eastside Freewill Baptist Church in Muldrow. The family greeted friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Eastside Freewill Baptist Church.