Wanda Kilgore Beal

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Wanda Kilgore Beal, 61, passed away on March 21, 2015 at the Regional Medical Center in Anniston. She was born in Anniston on September 23, 1953 to William Oliver Kilgore and Doris Kilgore Jennings and lived most of her life in Oxford and Jacksonville. A Godly woman who always had a smile, an encouraging word and a prayer for her family and friends in need, Wanda had a knack for making others feel included and loved. She was a doting and devoted mother to her daughter and son and a loving Nana to her grandchildren, who she believed completed the circle of life. She was buoyed by the many milestones and accomplishments of her children and grandchildren and loved sharing photos and stories with her many friends and church family. She enjoyed many hobbies, including antiquing and traveling, but gardening and being surrounded by flowers brought her the greatest joy. Wanda graduated from Walter Wellborn High School and attended Gadsden State Community College. Wanda obtained her cosmetology license and later became a laboratory technician. She was retired from the Regional Medical Center in Anniston. She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Sherrie Beal (Bill) Millwood; granddaughters, Kaylen Leeman, Carsen Leeman and Kelsey Millwood; grandson, Michael Millwood and great-granddaughter, Kadence Porter, all of Huntsville; son, Michael Townsend, of Oxford and grandchildren, the Rev. Trent Townsend and Ashley Townsend, both of Heflin. Surviving siblings include two brothers, Kerry (Jeanette) Kilgore and Kenneth Kilgore, all of Ohatchee and one sister, Becky (Steve) Heindl, of Weaver. She is also survived by an uncle, Hoyt (Ann) Nelson, of Marietta, Ga.; aunt, Margaret Petroff, of Lynn Haven, Fla.; a special aunt, friend and mentor, Elaine Kilgore Elledge, of Pensacola, Fla. and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Wanda was preceded in death by a dear grandson, Adam Townsend; her loving stepdad, Lewis W. Jennings; maternal grandparents, William and Annistine Kilgore; paternal grandparents, Roscoe and Ida Nelson; sister, Sharon Kilgore McNeal; niece, Olivia Zielinski and nephew, Kenneth L. Kilgore Jr. A favorite song Wanda's mom used to sing to her as a child which she carried in her heart and often shared: "There's a roof up above me, I have a good place to sleep, And shoes on my feet, You gave me your love, Lord, And a fine family, Thank you, Lord, for your blessings on me." Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, March 26, 2015, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home (542 West 52nd Street, Anniston, AL 36206). Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Dogwood Trail Cemetery in Oxford. In honor of her love of flowers, the family welcomes flowers and floral arrangements in Wanda Beal's memory.
Published in The Anniston Star on Mar. 26, 2015
Arrangements under the direction of:
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542 West 52nd Street | Anniston, AL 36206 | (256) 820-5151
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