Wanda Payne Lackey


Wanda Payne Lackey, 83, of Center, passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2021, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m., Sunday, December 5, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation beginning at 2:00 p.m.  Bro. Don Murphree and Bro. Grant Murphree will officiate.  Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Pine Hill Memorial Park in Talladega, Alabama, with Bro. Jerry Lackey officiating.

Born October 4, 1938, Wanda is the daughter of Elmer D. Payne and Louis Mae McGuire Payne.  She loved her flowers, her church (Center Christian Fellowship), and her Alabama Football.  

Left behind to cherish her memory is her children, Doug Lackey of Oxford, Alabama, June and husband, Steve Cubstead of Grapeland, Texas, Debra and husband, Craig Hallman of Rome, Georgia, Ronald Lackey and wife Vickie of Munford, Alabama, Carolyn Lackey of Lincoln, Alabama, Perry Lackey and wife Samantha of Munford, Alabama, Saundra O’Connor of Center, Texas, Dona Lackey of Midland, Texas, and Denise and husband Rodney Mathews of Joaquin, Texas; 18 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren; brothers, Jim Payne of Plano, Texas and Bud Payne and wife Barbara of Eddie, Texas; brothers-in-law, Jerry Lackey of Munford, Alabama and Randy Lackey of Wadley, Alabama; and special niece, Patricia Ledbetter of Valley Mills, Texas.

Preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Lackey; parents, Elmer D. Payne and Louis Mae McGuire Payne; sisters, Charlene Hatadis and Ann McComber; daughter-in-law, Pinky Lackey; son-in-law, Kevin O’Connor; granddaughter, Jessica Creech; sisters-in-law, Diane Payne, Essie Mae Hester, Pearl Jones, and Addie Mae Osburn; and brothers-in-law, James Lackey and Marshall Lackey.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great grandson: Chris Hurst, Caiden Hickman, Steven Hurst, Chance Lackey, Dee Hickman, Blake Lackey, and Terry Lackey.

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