Wilma Lee Bagwell, 73, of Powhatan passed from this life on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born on October 28, 1949 to the late Raymond Clarence and Ethel Jewel (Taylor) Coursey in Jonesboro. She was united in marriage to Louie Bagwell on March 9, 1968 in Wynne. During her lifetime, Wilma was a homemaker, babysat, a housekeeper, worked in the Black Rock cafeteria, and a hostess at the Northeast Arkansas Education Cooperative. Wilma was everyone’s champion and loved everyone with her whole heart. She was adored by her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the Philadelphia Church of God in Cabot.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son in law, Rick Burns.
She is survived by her husband, Louie Bagwell of the home; her children, Lachelle Burns of Powhatan; Cynthia Kinder of Powhatan; Julie (David) Flugrad of Paragould; Melanie (Wade) Spence of Imboden, Blaine (Haley) Bagwell of Jonesboro; brothers, Lester Coursey, Lesley Coursey, both of Tontitown; sisters, Darlene Koch of Rogers and Lois (Clifford) Crawley of Springdale; grandchildren, Tiffany (Reuben) Vance, Cheyanne (Tom) Carley, Dallas (Emily) Burns, Emery Spence, Zeke Spence, Erin (Cliff) Henley, Corrie Ramsey, Emily Flugrad; great-grandchildren, Elim, Everhett, Ezra, Finley, Berkley, Cohen, C. J., Meica, Collin, Caleb and a host of family and friends.
Visitation will be, Thursday, June 29, 2023 from 2 to 4 p.m. with the service to begin at 4 p.m. all at The Rock in Jonesboro with Darren Verbout officiating. Interment will be in Johnson Cemetery in Cash under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Walnut Ridge.
Honored to serve as pallbearers are Dallas Burns, Wade Spence, James Darren Coursey, Clifford Crawley, Josh Crawley, Shawn Crawley.