December 25, 1951 - September 6, 2021
Beatrice Wash Decker, 69, was born on December 25, 1951, to Booker T. and Julie Wash. She passed away on September 6, 2021 at her home in Kensett, Arkansas. Beatrice was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Searcy, Arkansas. Beatrice was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on December 25, 2010. She spent many days with her sisters and brothers of the Jehovah’s Witnesses serving and loving Jehovah. Beatrice grew up in and attended school in Earle, Arkansas. She worked at Land O’ Frost in Searcy, Arkansas for over 30 years. She loved to cook spaghetti and make her delicious, caramel cakes for her family. Beatrice’s kids fondly remember her loving wrestling, too. She would even imitate the wrestling moves and play wrestle with them. She enjoyed spending time with her family, but especially, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Beatrice, affectionally called Bea, loved spending time with her sisters that lived here in AR, and she always called to check on her siblings that lived out of the state. Beatrice loved bowling and spent many years in a bowling league in Searcy with her best friend, the late Lou English. Beatrice loved her game shows, as well. Beatrice married Robert (Dunnie) Decker on June 19, 1987. To this union they had a set of twins, but joyfully raised seven children together. Beatrice and Dunnie loved to spend time together fishing and being with their family. Beatrice was preceded in death by her parents, Booker T. and Julie Wash; her husband, Robert Decker; her sons, Ronnie Murray and Robert Lee; her brother, Andrew Berry; and her mother-in-law, Opalee Decker. She leaves to cherish her memories: her children, Delores Murray, Lorraine (Kent) Bell, Allen Lee, Patrick (Candy) Lee, Nikkie Decker, and Vikkie (Trellis) Collins; her brothers, Booker T. (Retha) Wash Jr., Albert (Shirley) Wash, and Charles (Michelle) Thomas; her sisters, Fannie (Tony) Baker, Sarah (Jimmy) Decker, Julia (Robert) Palton, Gloria (Theopolis) Pettis, Carolyn Thomas, and Gracie (Robert) Glenn; her 19 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; a daughter-in-love, Heather Lee; her sisters-in-love, Alice (Robert) Turner, Shirley (Carl) Young, Sharen (Derrick) Jackson, Karen Edwards, and Virginia Brewer; brother-in-love, Sammy (Fannie) Decker; special friends, Sharon Earhart, Rebecca and Colten Wagstaff; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Visitation will be held at Powell Funeral Home in Searcy on Friday, September 17, 2021 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. A funeral celebrating Beatrice's life will be held at Powell Funeral Home in Searcy on Saturday, September 18 at 1:00 p.m. The family request masks be worn. www.powellfuneralhome.net.
Beatrice Wash Decker, 69, was born on December 25, 1951, to Booker T. and Julie Wash. She passed away on September 6, 2021 at her home in Kensett, Arkansas. Beatrice was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Searcy,... View Obituary & Service Information
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