Anita Leora Wilson

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Anita Leora Wilson, age 87, of Sherwood, passed away May 6, 2019, at her home. She was born March 7, 1932, in Alma, Arkansas, to Rhuel and Blake Edwards. She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Dena Faye Lancaster. Anita was a homemaker and loved gardening and cooking for her family. She enjoyed sewing and made the flags for the Sylvan Hills Color Guard in 2001. She is survived by her husband of nearly 62 years, William Wilson; daughter, Darla Wilson of North Little Rock; son-in-law, Spencer Lancaster of Sherwood; sister, Carol Reed of Connecticut; five grandchildren, Dena (Jim) Aulwes and Katie (Shane) Long, both of Sherwood, Kelsey (Asa) Shnaekel of Little Rock, Savannah Lancaster and Skyler Lancaster, both of Sherwood; four great-grandchildren, Cassandra Aulwes, Mason Aulwes, Connor Long and Nicholas Long; and by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 11, at 10 a.m. at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills in North Little Rock. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Arkansas Rice Depot ( To share a memory of Anita with her family visit

Published May 9, 2019

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