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Barbara Ann Wallis

Barbara Ann Bankson Wallis, 82, went to be with her Lord and Savior July 24, 2020 at Unity in Searcy, Arkansas.  She was born near Malvern, Arkansas February 14, 1938 to the late Mannon G. and Ruby Cunningham Bankson.


Barbara worked 35 years for the Department of Finance and Revenue at the Beebe and Jacksonville offices before returning to the Searcy office from which she retired.  She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Searcy for over fifty years.  She enjoyed singing in the choir for many of those years.  She was especially devoted to her husband Ray, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  She enjoyed life and loved talking to people.  When she was younger, her special pleasures besides her family, were playing bridge and traveling.


Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 63 years, Donald Ray Wallis; a daughter, Lil Jones (Bobby) and a son, Donnie Wallis; six grandchildren, Rob and Gretchen Jones; Austin (Sarai), Dylan, Carson, and Caleb Wallis; two great-grandchildren, Bentley Jones and Jace Garrison; her brother, Mannon Bankson (Donna); her sister, Georgia McGill (George); brother-in-lae, Bill Reinders; and many nieces and nephews.


She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Ruby and Mannon G. Bankson and sister, Louise Bankson Reinders.


A memorial service will be Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 10 am at First Baptist Church in Searcy with a visitation following the service.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to:


Hospice at Searcy Unity Health or

First Baptist Church-building fund

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So many sweet memories that I treasure with Barbara and you all. She had such a good heart and soul and such a great Christian Lady, and her light was always shining. I love each of you and am praying for God's strength, comfort, and peace to surround you all now and in the days to come.

Marquita Teague Jul 28 2020 12:00 AM

She was such a sweet lady and a wonderful grandma to Gretchen and Rob.I have many good memories of her. She will be missedby somany. You all are in my prayers and thoughts. -Angela Morris-Newberry

Angela Newberry Jul 27 2020 12:00 AM