Anita Wilson Vinson, 85, of Searcy formerly of McRae, passed away August 19, 2019 at Providence Assisted Living in Searcy. She was born May 17, 1934 at Doniphan, Arkansas to the late Thomas and Mable Rackley Wilson.
Mrs. Vinson graduated from Central High School in Little Rock, and worked as an insurance adjuster. Later, she worked until retirement as an executive secretary for Larry Crain. She was a strong – independent Christian woman who could be described as the “Virtuous Woman” whose faith carried her throughout her life. She volunteered many years at White County Medical Center along with her husband. She loved flower gardening and watching birds from her patio.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Frank Vinson, Jr.; brother, Richard Wilson; and sister, LaVera Shoup.
She married Franklin Vinson October 17, 1952 at Little Rock; he survives. She is also survived by a son, Paul Vinson (Joan) of San Antonio, Texas; daughter, Sheila Lang (Steve) of Judsonia; eight grandchildren, Chris Vinson (Janelle), Kent Vinson (Dina), Devan Shaw (Brandon), Darci Pewett, Sara Vinson Medley, Daniel Vinson (Brooke), Nathan Lang, and Derek Lang (Emily); as well as seventeen great-grandchildren.
The family will have a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday August 21, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Searcy.
Lasting memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.