Mrs. Wanda Sue Dudley


Mrs. Wanda Sue Dudley, lifelong resident of Grand Ridge, Florida passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at the age of 70. She was born on January 19, 1950 to the late Ralph Banks and Edna Hamilton Banks.

Wanda worked for the State of Florida as a Psychiatric Aid for many years. She started in 1968 at the Florida State Hospital and retired from the Sunland Center in 1980.
Wanda enjoyed baking and cooking. She loved her family dearly and looked forward to spending time with them.
Wanda was of the Pentecostal Faith and was a member of Praise Life Center Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tom Dudley; mother and father-in-law, Tobe and Vinnie Dudley; brothers, Bruce Earl Banks and “Billy” Ralph Banks Jr.

Wanda is survived by her two sons, Darvin Dudley (Marla) of Dellwood, Florida and Durward Dudley (Brandi) of Grand Ridge, Florida; sisters, Barbara Craycraft, Debbie Chambliss (Andy), and Nell Bland all of Marianna; sisters-in-laws, Ima Jean Banks of Grand Ridge, Florida, and Etta D. Young of Marianna, Florida; grandchildren, Austin Dudley, Dillion Dudley, Zachary Hatcher, Danielle Dudley, Mandy Dudley, and Allison Dudley. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 1, 2021 in the McAlpin Funeral Home with Gary Cook officiating. Burial will follow at Carpenter Cemetery in Grand Ridge, Florida. A time of visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

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Laura McAlpin and Jared “Tater” Whitehead of McAlpin Funeral Home are assisting the family with arrangements.


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