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Wanda J (Biggerstaff) Sledge

February 21, 1955 ~ January 4, 2019 (age 63)

Wanda J. Sledge, 63, of Ina, Illinois passed away at 5:34 A.M. January 4, 2019 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born February 21, 1955 in McLeansboro, Illinois to the late James Arthur and Jennie (Lasater) Biggerstaff. Wanda married Morris Sledge on September 15, 1978. They were blessed with 40 years of marriage.

In addition to her husband, Wanda is survived by her sons, Shawn Sledge of Ina, Illinois, Reverend Christopher Sledge and wife, Chelsie of Forrest, Mississippi, and Dennis Sledge of Ina, Illinois; grandchildren, Titus, Micaki, Avery, and Zoey; siblings, John Biggerstaff and wife, Sharon of Woodlawn, Illinois, Lowell Biggerstaff and wife, Linda of McLeansboro, Illinois, Dale Biggerstaff and wife, Brenda of Dale, Illinois, Mary Ruth Parr of McLeansboro, Illinois, Florene Dutton and husband, Russ of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Alice Marie McKinney of Sandwich, Illinois, and Nona Joanne Beckham of Mount Vernon, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Wanda was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

Wanda attended Lighthouse Baptist Church in Mount Vernon. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Wanda was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

A Visitation will be held Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Graveside Service will be held at a later date at Mount Olivet Cemetery in McLeansboro, Illinois  with Reverend Christopher Sledge officiating. Memorials may be made in Wanda’s honor to the Sledge Family, in care of Morris Sledge.

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