She was born in Bradley County on June 29, 1953, a daughter of the late Billy Allen and Cora Lee Allen Blackwell.
She was preceded in death by Ricky Allen, James “Wildman” Allen and Sherry Gail Allen, all of Cleveland.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory a loving and devoted husband, Joe Carlton; son, Jason Hicks of Burlington, N.C.; four grandsons: Elijah Hicks, Caleb Hicks, Adam Cook, and Alan Cook; two great-grandsons; four sisters: Mary “Peanut” Choate (Terry) of Calhoun, Debra McCann of Calhoun, Vicki Wright of Cleveland, and Denise Howard (Jeff) of Georgetown; three brothers: Freddie Hines, Scottie Hines, and Shane Allen, all of Cleveland; sister-in-law, Teresa Compton (Richard) of Summerville, Ga.; brother-in-law, Bob Carlton (Darlene) of Odessa, Texas; several nieces and nephews; and one very special friend, Linda Drake of Augusta, Ga.
There are no formal services scheduled at this time.
In memory of Wanda, please make donations to Hospice of Chattanooga.
To leave a message of condolence and to sign the Carlton family guest book, please visit serenityfunerals.com.
Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LLC of Cleveland was honored to be entrusted with her arrangements.