Brenda Minor


Brenda Ann Boyd Wimberly Minor, 65, of White Hall, Ark., passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at UAMS in Little Rock.

Mrs. Minor was born March 2, 1953, in Natchez, Miss., to Excell Jerome and Betty Louise Ballard Boyd. She is also survived by two sons, Shawn Christopher and his wife Sarah Wimberly of Pelsor, Ark., and Brandon Keith and his wife Corrie Wimberly of Siloam Springs, Ark.; two grandsons, Boyd Archer and Dean Beckett Wimberly of Siloam Springs; brother, Bradley Boyd; sister, Nancy and her husband Ricky Lee of White Hall, Ark.; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Minor was preceded in death by her first husband, Bobby Leon Wimberly, who passed away in 2003, and her second husband, Danny Kenneth Minor, who passed away in 2016.

Growing up in Pine Bluff, she attended Dollarway School and graduated from White Hall High School in 1971. In 1975, she received her Bachelor of Science in Education Degree from Henderson State College in Arkadelphia. Brenda taught eighth grade English in the Mena School District for 26 ½ years and retired in 2003.

She was a faithful member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Kilgore. In 2012, she moved to Knoxville, Ark., where she remained faithful to her Lord at First Baptist Church of Clarksville, Ark., and was a member of the Pairs and Spares Sunday School class and JOY. Brenda enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing from her dock on the Arkansas River. She also enjoyed finding and sharing new recipes and cooking for those she loved. Brenda’s special joy was being “Maw Maw” to her grandsons.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, August 27, at Black Bear Hall in Lake Fort Smith State Park, 15458 Shepherd Spring Road, Mountainburg, Ark., 72946.

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