Wanda O. McCuiston

January 30, 1928February 2, 2019

Wanda O. McCuiston, age 91, died peacefully on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Booneville, MS. She was born January 30, 1928, in Booneville to Robert Roscoe Bane and Madgeline Smith Bane. She was a retired teacher’s aide. She was a devoted wife and the best mother and mother-in-law anyone could ever hope for. She was dearly loved by her family and friends and never met a stranger. She loved growing flowers and vegetables in her garden. Visitation will be at 1:30pm on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at McMillen Funeral Home and a Celebration of life beginning at 3:30pm Saturday with Bro. Josh Westmorland officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery. She is survived by her only child, William Beebe McCuiston, and her daughter-in-law, Lani McCuiston, of Gainesville, FL. She is preceded in death by her husband, William C. “Beebe” McCuiston, her sister, Wilda Bane Fugitt, and her brothers, Walter Bane and Robert Bane. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Cole, Billy Deaton, Billy Martin, Robert Stewart and Chad Walker

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  • William Beebe McCuiston, Son
  • Lani McCuiston, Daughter-in-law
  • William "Beebe" C. McCuiston, Husband
  • Wilda Bane Fugitt, Sister
  • Walter Bane, Brother
  • Robert Bane, Brother

  • Harold Cole, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Billy Deaton, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Billy Martin, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Robert Stewart, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Chad Walker, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • A Celebration of Life Saturday, February 9, 2019

Wanda O. McCuiston

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Shirley Wilcher

February 9, 2019

I have known Wanda all of my life being a neighbor much of that time. I have so many memories of her and her precious Beebe. They always remained sweethearts as long as I can remember. I remember Wanda's love of working in the yard with her wonderful flowers. They brought her so much joy as long as she was able to tend to them. After Beebe passed and after she became unable to care for herself, the joy in life began to waiver until she moved to a facility where she was among people who cared for her and you could see some joy beginning to bloom again by looking in her face and observing her actions. She always looked forward to participating in the activities and becoming a part of people around her. Whenever I was in Booneville, I would always visit her, and she would lift me up by her smile and enthusiasm . When I would start to leave and tell her goodbye she always gave me a hug and kiss as I would give her. All of your "sweet thangs" are going to miss you, dear cousin and friend. I am so glad to have witnessed your loneliness turning into joy toward the end of your journey on this earth. God truly picked a beautiful angel to join his family in Heaven.

Lynn Baragona

February 8, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Wanda at Anderson Elementary School. She was such a fine lady who was a great example to us younger ladies. I also fondly remember Mr. Bebee. He was our mail carrier for several years when we first moved to Booneville. My children would watch for him every day. They loved him so much! You were very blessed to have such great parents!

Tammy Cox

February 8, 2019

I worked with Ms. Bebe at Anderson elementary. She was a sweetheart and I enjoyed working with her. But she is with her beloved Bebe now.

Lisa Horn

February 7, 2019

This precious lady was a caring , loving person, always thinking of others and sharing whatever she had. Like Lori she always started our visit with a hug and referred to us “sweet thang “. She touched many lives with her sweet smile and giving heart .. she will truly be missed ❤️

Lori Sims

February 6, 2019

Ms Wanda was one of my favorite patients when she was at home. We did so much more than just therapy and exercise! She loved to walk outside and talk about flowers. Everyday that I came to see her she had something new she wanted us to do from changing light bulbs to setting alarm clocks to ordering dishes out of a catalogue! She always called me "sweet thang" and gave me a hug and kiss when I left. She was such a sweet, dear soul and I will always remember her. Heaven is a little sweeter now!