Willa Dean Samuel Grimes, of Little Rock, passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018 at the age of 85. She was born on May 30, 1933 in Springdale, Arkansas to the late William and Blanche Samuel.
She is also preceded in death by her husband Bobby Joe Grimes and Norma Jean Johnson.
She leaves behind her two children Deana Jo Grimes Waldrop (Scott) and Robert Keith Grimes, five grandchildren Esther McCllelan (Hunter), Lydia Cole (Joey), Hannah Holloway (Richard), Abigail Allen (Steve) and Gabriel Waldrop, twelve great- grandchildren Anais, Cooper, Phoenix, Parker, Braylon, Natalie, Mya, Stevie, Harper, Audrey, Madeline and Raven; one great-great-grandchild Orion and sister Gloria Sue Law.
Willa was a graduate of Ft. Smith Senior High Class of 1951 and a graduate of Ft. Smith Junior College. Willa was a member of Geyer Springs First Baptist Church and a huge fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks. She enjoyed playing games and being with her friends, but she dearly loved bargain shopping especially at JC Penny’s. She was especially generous with her family making sure everyone always got what they wanted.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church, 12400 I-30, Little Rock, Arkansas. Inurnment services will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery, Alexander, Arkansas.
Cremation arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400