Mary Ann Wade Meeks was born on October 27, 1951, in El Dorado, Arkansas, and was the youngest of ten children born to the late Felix Wade, Jr. and Rosie Wade-Collier. She departed this life on July 2, 2022, at Timberlane Nursing home in El Dorado, Arkansas.
Mary Ann was raised in El Dorado, Arkansas, and attended Washington High before moving to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to complete her high school education at Milwaukee Area Technical College. After moving back to El Dorado, she met the love of her life, her husband James Earl Meeks and to that union, a baby boy was born name, Myron LaRun Meeks.
Mary Ann spent many years living in Houston, Texas, where she worked at Hermann Hospital for more than fifteen years. Maryann and her family returned to El Dorado to live, where she started her career as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Hudson Nursing home for more than twenty-five years until her health began to fail. Mary Ann loved cooking big meals for her family, shopping and decorating, and caring for others; that was her passion. Mary Ann was a member of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, which she faithfully attended until she became ill.
Mary Ann is preceded in death by her husband James Meeks, son Myron Meeks, parents Felix and Rosie Wade, brother Felix Wade I, a sister Ida B. Watkins and two siblings that passed away after birth. She leaves to cherish her memories two grandsons Reggie Meeks of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Shamecio Meeks of Minnesota, Minneapolis: and a granddaughter Shabreka Meeks of El Dorado, Arkansas. Two grandchildren Jakaylen Meeks-Moody of El Dorado, Arkansas, and Aidan Meeks of Little Rock, Arkansas; two brothers James Wade of El Dorado, Arkansas, and Felix Wade II of Junction City, Arkansas; three sisters, Flossie Wade-Stewart of Houston, Texas; Margie Wade and Mary Wade-Hayes both of El Dorado, Arkansas; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
A special thanks to Timberlane Nursing home for the care provided during her stay and in her final days.To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mary Meeks, please visit our flower store.