Wanda Sue Jenks
June 8, 1955 – October 24, 2019
Wanda Sue Jenks, 64, of Terre Haute, IN and formerly of Canon City, CO and Talladega, AL, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the Gibson Family Center in Union Hospital with her family by her side. She was born on June 8, 1955, in Ashland, AL to William Buford Carr and Betty Sue McClain.
Wanda is survived by her sons, Patrick K. Wheat of Terre Haute, Jeremy Wheat of Terre Haute, and Nickolas Jenks of Detroit, MI; grandchildren, Dillon Crawford, Alexis Wheat, Tristan Wheat, Liam Jenks, Austin Jenks, Lily McConnell, and Aiden Jenks; siblings, Kathy, Joann, Luke, and Judy; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her grandmother, Beuler McCain.
Wanda worked as a hairdresser for many years. During her time in Canon City, she owned Crazy Cuts salon. Prior to moving to Colorado, she owned and operated the Best Little Hair House in Town in Talladega. Wanda had all the characteristics of a great hairdresser: she was a good listener, empathetic, and had a great sense of humor. Wanda was a deeply spiritual woman and had a relationship with God.
After moving to Terre Haute to be closer to her sons, Wanda loved riding her bicycle through the neighborhood, reading, and growing tomatoes in her garden. She was an avid thrift shopper and was always finding bargains at yard sales and Goodwill. She was a big fan of Donald J. Trump. Most of all, Wanda was a loving mother that devoted her life to caring for her sons. She always made sure they had what they needed and knew that they were loved. She will be truly missed.
Per Wanda’s wishes, she will be cremated and returned to Canon City, Colorado. Roselawn Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net
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Wanda Sue Jenks
November 7, 2019
I dont know which memory to share. She was the best grandma I could ever ask for. When my dad didnt want to step up she did. She took care of me my whole life. I remember sitting in her Salon almost every weekend. My "first job" was to sweep up all the hair after she gave a hair cut. She taught me how to be a gentleman and to show women respect. I wish my son and daughter could have met her. Biggest heart ever! All her teachings will be passed on to my kids and they will always hear about their Great Grandma Wanda. I'll miss you Grandma. Thank you for everything! I love you!
November 6, 2019
miss wanda was a great lady and a good friend,, we will miss her dearly,,,,, god bless you wand jenks and god bless jeremy and nickolas and terry,,, her and her son were so good to me and cut my hair for many years ,,,, was shocked when i saw her name in the obituarie,,, could not beleave my eyes,,,,,, go rest high on that mountain miss wonda you are in gods hands now
November 4, 2019
I worked with Wanda in Talladega Alabama. She was also a good friend of mine. I alway thought as Wanda as and inspirational person,and she was never afraid to try anything . She was one of the best hair dressers I have ever seen and a great teacher. I know she will be missed. Fly high Wanda.
October 29, 2019
Very saddened to hear about Miss. Wanda..we all sure loved and enjoyed her when she was here in Canon City. Prayers to her family