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Francis Wilma Beene

November 20, 2022 at 12:00 a.m.

Francis Wilma Beene, age 79, of Hampton, Arkansas passed away on Friday, November 18, 2022 at her home.

Wilma was born on October 10, 1943 in Goose Creek, Texas; she was the daughter of Frankie and Willena Saulsbury Shockley.

She was a retired beautician of 21 years. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Hampton. She was the beloved matriarch of the Shockley and Beene families. She loved and cared for her husband, children, and grandchildren.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Richard K., Douglas R., Frankie B. and Lloyd W. Shockley and her sisters Mary Jane Stogner and Betty Jo Lock.

Survivors are her husband of 60 years, Jerry Beene; sons John Beene (Stephany) of Sheridan, AR and Michael Beene (Jennifer) of Hampton, AR; grandchildren Melissa Ann Fisher, Cameron Beene (Danielle), Kaylin Beene, Allyson Beene, Abigail Beene and great grandson Ozzie Fisher.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 22, 2022, noon until service time at Young’s Funeral Directors. Services will follow at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel with Rev. Benjy McCann officiating. Entombment will follow at Arlington Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Arkansas Chapter, Arkansas Children’s Hospital or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 10403, El Dorado, AR 71730.

A special thank you to the caregivers at Affinity Hospice, Sherrie Phillips, Mary Trammel, Amy Fries and Rebekah Davis.

Condolences for the Beene family may be shared at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.


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