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Wanda Lindon Mayberry

August 20, 1934 — February 18, 2023


Wanda Lindon Mayberry

Wanda Lindon Mayberry, 88, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2023, peacefully at her home. Born in Gillmore, Kentucky to Mort and Rella Lindon, she is survived by one of six siblings, Carolyn Roten. 


Wanda began her formal education at Hazel Green Academy in Hazel Green, Kentucky.  She graduated from Eastern Kentucky State University where she met her husband of 65 years, Gerald Mayberry.  She was a home economics major.  Married in 1957, Gerry and Wanda moved to Louisville where Gerry attended graduate school.  In 1962, they moved to Kingsport, Tennessee after Gerry accepted a position with Tennessee Eastman Kodak.  During this time, they started a family; Susan Stuart (Michael Stuart), David Mayberry (1962-2009) and Danny Mayberry (Krista Mayberry). Once her children were in school, Wanda pursued a new career path with a degree in early childhood education.  She managed a pre-school program at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church.  She later transitioned to Miller Perry Elementary School in Sullivan County where she was a Kindergarten teacher. She enjoyed a 21-year career before retiring in 1995. She was a highly respected teacher of 5-year-olds whom she loved very much.  She will be remembered for her keen attention to each young mind as they began their learning journey. 


Wanda was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and enjoyed fellowship with her church community. Through her life, she served as a Sunday school teacher, Deacon and Elder in the church.  She enjoyed cooking for large family and friend gatherings, men’s breakfast groups and football teams through the years. She loved gardening and making a lovely home with Gerry for their family.


Wanda was a devoted Grandmother to Stephanie Bartlett (Mike Bartlett) and Caroline Snyder.  At the time of her passing, she was a Great Grandmother to three beautiful girls, Mia Michelle, Aubree Ella and Rylee Paige Bartlett.


Faithfulness, kindness, grace and laughter endeared her to all who were blessed to know her.


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, with Dr. William M. Shelton officiating.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.

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