Lexie Elaine Wilmoth, 92, of Bauxite, who was known to her family as “Mama Lane,” passed from this life on Dec. 25, to join her beloved family members who had gone before.
She was born in Saline County on Dec. 14, 1920. Mama Lane was cherished by everyone who was privileged enough to cross her path. She was famous for saying “let me love your neck” and had a special gift for making everyone she met feel special and loved. She was born and raised on the same piece of land on which she eventually passed away, and that was her wish. Home was where her heart was, and she made a special place for everyone who graced her doorstep.
“The welcome mat is always out,” she would say. A more loving, hard-working Christian woman has never before been made.
Mama Lane was preceded in death by her husband A.C. Wilmoth; two brothers Pete Reynolds and Clyde Reynolds; her mother, Lexie Reynolds; her father Frank Reynolds; and granddaughter, Cindy Wilmoth Moushegian.
She is survived by her two sons, A. Charles "Shorty" Wilmoth and wife DeAnne and J. Randle Wilmoth and wife Jane. Grandchildren include Lori Reeves and husband, Max, Amy Watts and husband James, Molly Spencer and husband Rob and Jon Wilmoth; a sister Lois Tipton; and seven great-grandchildren, Ellen and Caroline Reeves, Alex, Emily and Sara Moushegian and Lexie and Austin Spencer
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Randy Ward officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton (315-4047).
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorials be made to Bauxite Historical Association and Museum, P.O. Box 245, Bauxite, AR 72018, or New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 7400 Friendship Road, Benton, AR 72015.
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard .