Wanda Giles

1963 - December 31, 2022

WANDA DEAN BIGELOW GILES, age 59, of Eastman, GA, died Saturday, December 31, 2022, at her residence.

Obituary for Wanda Giles

WANDA DEAN BIGELOW GILES, age 59, of Eastman, GA, died Saturday, December 31, 2022, at her residence.

 A memorial service will be held at a later date.

 Mrs. Giles was born in Newnan, GA, in 1963 and was a member of Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Cedar Grove. She was a graduate of Perry High School, where she lived with her family during her formative years. After she graduated, she received her CNA from a school in Warm Springs, GA. She raised three boys and worked in Atlanta at Shamrock Nursing Home for several years. She moved her family to Eastman in the mid-1980s. Wanda then met Earl Woodard in the early 1990s and worked at Middle Georgia Nursing Home for 19 years and Heart of Georgia for several years before working for Dodge County Hospital until she retired in 2021. She was a loving sister, companion, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed fishing, watching TV, swimming, and especially spending time with her grandchildren and family. She was preceded in death by her Sister, Vicki Maxine Payne and her Sister-In-Law, Sheila Woodard.

 She is survived by her Companion of 30 years – Earl Woodard of Eastman; 3 Sons – Bobby Giles of Eastman, Daniel Giles on Newnan, GA, and Justin Giles (Carolyn) of Eastman; 4 Grandchildren – Destiney Giles of McRae, Emily Giles of McRae, Kimberly Giles of McRae, and Tyler Giles of Eastman; 3 Sisters – Debbra Jean Howell of Perry, Lisa Faye Cox of Perry, and Jennifer Shelnutt (Dan) of Kathleen; Aunt – Gloria Metecalf (Doug)of Perry; Uncle – Robert Johnson of Perry; In-Laws – Dell Mullis (Joey) of Chester, Alvis Woodard (Cindy) of Cochran, Terry Woodard of Cochran, Sandra Sheffield (Ronnie) of Eastman, Teresa Mullis (Rabbit) of Cochran, and Lee Woodard of Eastman; Several Nieces and Nephews.

 The family may be contacted at the Giles residence, 708 Griffin Ave, Eastman, GA, 31023. In lieu of flowers the family requests you contact Bobby Giles 478-559-0357.

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