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Wendy Michelle Buckingham, age 58

Wendy Michelle Buckingham, age 58, of Cabot, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. She was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on February 18, 1965 to the late Joe Dan Ray III and Brenda Dean Spires.

Wendy is preceded in death by her parents; her daughter Stephanie Jacyn Waymack “Raymack”; and her beloved dog Gizmo. She leaves behind her children Levi Carter, Kerri Grimm (Matt), and Jordan Victory; grandchildren Aubrey Victory; aunts Nancy Hollman and Robin Scott; and countless friends and extended family.

Wendy loved to tell stories, and she had many to tell.  The family would love to have any stories anyone would like to share.  Please write them down to be saved in a memory book.

Wendy had a great many people in her life….enough for 2 different events! Her “Wild Bunch” will celebrate her at Hardrider Bar & Grill on Thursday, April 20, 2023 around 5 pm. For those who prefer a more quiet celebration, we will have food and fellowship on June 4, 2023 at Mountain Springs Baptist Church Community Center at 1pm. Everyone and anyone is welcome to either or both events. Please stay tuned to Wendy’s (and friends) Facebook for further details.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Tina Bass Posted April 12, 2023 7:53 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Wendy was loved by so many and will be missed by all.

  • Marilyn Robertson Posted April 12, 2023 10:07 PM

    Dear friend, you will be missed. I will miss your calls checking in on Vals boys. I thank you for loving my daughter so much. I know y’all are playing catch up and having the best time. Tell her how much I love and miss her but will be together when God decides it’s my time. I know your loving on your sweet daughter too. Until we meet again, rest in love!

  • Kimberley (Burgess) Wilkins Posted April 12, 2023 10:45 PM

    Rest in Love my friend 💗 You will be so missed by so many friends and family 🙏🏻

  • Bland Casteen Posted April 13, 2023 2:30 AM

    Gone but never forgotten. May the wind that we feel, be from the wings you have gotten.

  • Kathleen Langford Posted April 13, 2023 6:24 AM

    I am so sorry to hear about Wendy. I loved Wendy’s stories on Facebook. I told her once that she she write a book because her writing was so.wonderful She will be missed.

  • Frankie Miller Posted April 13, 2023 10:28 AM

    You were a wonderful woman and mother and friend. You will be missed by so many, ik you are ok with being in heaven with Jacy, your Dad & Mom and everyone we’ve loss. I will miss our talks greatly. Until we meet again my sweet friend!

  • Joyce Hightower Posted April 13, 2023 11:07 AM

    Sympathy to all the family.

    • Sandra Weatherly Posted April 19, 2023 10:19 PM

      Hi Joyce

  • Brenda Higins Posted April 13, 2023 9:58 PM

    Words can’t express the way I feel.
    Prayers for all the family and friends. God took an Angel home.

  • Tina Adcock-Thomas Posted April 14, 2023 12:06 AM

    I’m so grateful she considered me a friend. The battle is over and the victory is won… may Wendy Ray’s spirit fly free.

  • Danny Miles Posted April 14, 2023 8:44 AM

    I know we haven’t seen each other in person for many years but know that you touched my life in many ways. I enjoyed the time’s we spent together. When I really needed someone you were there in the most trying time of my life. I will never forget that and I will never forget you.

  • Tania White Posted April 14, 2023 9:09 AM

    Wendy, I remember a conversation we had years ago about why God had called home people close to us and we agreed that He needed spiritual warriors in Heaven. Well all I can think is He decided He needed you to lead the way. I can’t help but picture you smiling with Jacy in your arms. You will be missed tremendously,my friend. Love you Wendy Michelle.

  • BRETT KEMNOW Posted April 24, 2023 10:42 AM

    Wendy Ray and I hit it off from the beginning, instant friends. I miss her 😢 so much!!! She was at the top of my list of people that I could trust and cut up with. We’d laugh at the silliest of things 🤣.
    Prayers for everyone 🙏🏻 whom has been blessed with knowing Wendy!!! ❤️♡❤️♡❤️ 🕊⚘️🕯

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