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Collier-Butler Funeral Home

824 Rainbow Drive, Gadsden, AL

OBITUARY

Iris Juanita Wagnon

April 28, 1930July 31, 2020

Iris Juanita Riley Wagnon, 90, Glencoe, Alabama, died peacefully at her residence on Friday, July 31, 2020. Born April 28, 1930 in Gadsden Alabama to Robert and Myrtle Riley, Iris was a life-long resident of Glencoe, Alabama. Iris will always be remembered for her sweet smile and incredibly pure heart. Some may recall Iris’s 30+ years spent working for Sears and Roebuck, as well as her 10+ years spent working for Walmart. A devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Iris loved the simple things that are largely overlooked today, such as family, conversation, laughter and love. She was a member of North Glencoe Baptist Church. Iris is survived by her daughters Olivia (Chuck) Wilson, Kim (Rodney) Lancaster, and son, Jeff Wagnon. Grandchildren: Wendy Phillips, Regina Starr, Bart Starr, Jonathan Wilson, Heath (Rosanna) Lancaster, Shane (Ryan) Lancaster, Derek (Deahna) Lancaster, Rachel Lancaster, Chris Wagnon, Corey Wagnon, Riley (Cody) Wooten, and Reece (Anna) Wagnon; 21 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by her loving siblings Herbert (Phyllis) Riley, Lavon (Ellen) Riley, Gerald Riley, Jack (Jennie-Lou) Riley, and Kathy Hampton, as well as, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friend, Terry Jennings. Iris was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Kenneth Wagnon; her parents, Robert Jackson Riley and Myrtle Entrekin Riley; brothers, Harold Riley and Elmer Riley; great-grandson, Cody Starr. The family will accept flowers. Flowers should be delivered to Collier-Butler Funeral Home on the morning of Monday, August 03, 2020 by 11:00 am. Burial for Mrs. Wagnon will take place on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a service will not be held at this time. A private graveside time will be allowed for family.

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Terry Jennings

August 2, 2020

Such a Precious loving woman. I am so thankful I had got the chances to visit with her before the Virus got in our way. I Love The family so much. Sweet Beulah Land!!

Debbie Handy

August 2, 2020

Ms. Wagnon was a truly sweet woman. She was a wonderful friend to my mother-in-law, Bonnie Handy, and often visited my home when they were out riding around on Saturday or Sunday afternoon. She always had a kind word to say to me. May she rest in the peace found only in God’s hands, and may His comfort fill her family’s hearts.

Delane Flores

August 2, 2020

Iris was one of prettiest and sweetest ladies , always a smile on her face , Heaven has gained a beautiful angel . My prayers are for Olivia , Kim and Jeff and with the Riley and Wagnon families, I pray God gives you peace and strength and many wonderful memories,. Love you all .

Sabrina Morgan Fells

August 1, 2020

Iris was such a beautiful lady with a quick smile & way about her that made you want to talk with her forever. She loved to talk about her kids & grandkids. I remember ballgames, picnics, making homemade crank ice cream & nights where they all played cards and let us kids run crazy in the yard. She, our mom & so many others made our childhood magical. Praying for Olivia, Kim, & Jeff, all their families & all her brothers & families. What a blessing it was to know her.

Beth Cothran

August 1, 2020

I can’t tell y’all the times I spent the night with Olivia . Never do I remember Miss Iris ever getting upset with us or getting on to us for anything. In fact, she’d be right in with us - laughing and cutting up. She was a jewel and heaven is richer with her there. Love to you all!♥️

Dianne McGinnis

August 1, 2020

One of the most kind and beautiful ladies I’ve ever met. She always had a smile on her face as well as something kind to say. Praying for Olivia, Kim, and Jeff.

Becky Douglas Ellison

August 1, 2020

I and Many More are So Blessed to have such Loving Memories of our friend Iris. Love to Olivia and All her Family

Jeanette Sims

August 1, 2020

I met her when they lived on Padenrich. She was the sweetest lady l had ever met. When l would see her out she would always hug my neck and ask me how everybody was doing. She will be missed but what million dollar memories her family has had with her. Will give y'all comfort in knowing you will see her again.

Glenda Mayo

August 1, 2020

She was one special,unforgettable lady I’ve ever known.Her love is what we all should love like ,that is the purest of unconditional love there was.She treated me and my children like we were family. She loved my children just like they were hers and they were.They all called her Grandmother.If you ever felt down all it would take from her was a hug.Thank you to all of her children and grandchildren for sharing her with us.She will never be forgotten. She was one classy,Awesome,loving Christians I’ve ever knew.My life is so much better for knowing her.I love you Iris. And my love and prayers are with her children and grandchildren and all of the folks of the Wagnon and Riley’s . The world was blessed by Iris Wagnon!!!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY