Willa Dean Ricketts Pennington, 86, of Pine Bluff, formerly of Dumas, passed away in Whitehall on April 16, 2017.

She was born on August 20, 1930 in Storey, Arkansas and was the daughter of the late, Irvin Orville Stephens and Sybil Lucinda Daniels Stephens.

Mrs. Pennington was a member of Watson Assembly of God Church and a sales associate at Walmart for 25 years with Walmart.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Richard Ricketts and Marvin Pennington; a daughter, Mary Scales; and a son, Ricky Ricketts.

She is survived by three daughters, Carole (Henry) Denton of Foley, Alabama, Patricia (Tommy) West of Dumas, Arkansas and Jamie (Terry) Gillum of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; eleven grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18 at Griffin Funeral Home.

Funeral services held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19 at Watson Assembly of God Church with Rev. Roger Pierce officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Lake Cemetery in Pickens.

Memorials may be made to Watson Assembly of God Church in Watson, Arkansas.