Della Leah Herrington McBee
Della Leah Herrington McBee, 93, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 24, 2017 while in the care of Circle of Life Hospice House in Bentonville.
She was born in Bruno (Marion County) on January 18, 1924 to the late Patrick Henry and Nevil Pyle Herrington. She lived in many places in Arkansas during her life, including Huntsville, Perryville, Yellville, Flippin, Warren and Monticello. In recent years, she resided in Rogers with her daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Steve Langton, and later in the Mt. Carmel community.
Della graduated with a high school GED and also attended classes at the University of Arkansas at Monticello in later years.
Della married her high school sweetheart, Sterling McBee, on December 9, 1942 in Springfield, Mo. Together, they had seven children, four daughters and three sons. Della was devoted to the love and care of not only her children but many others to whom she opened her home. During her busy life of raising children she worked in quality control for Jack Winter (a garment factory) in Warren, Marbax in Huntsville and the Walmart sewing department in Monticello and Fort Smith.
Mrs. McBee is survived by two sons: Sterling McBee Jr. of Warren and John (Melissa) McBee of Vilonia, Arkansas; four daughters, Charlotte (Faron) Wilson of Pine Bluff, Annette (Steve) Langton of Rogers, Arkansas; Pam (Mike) Mowery of Mountain View and Jacque (Les) Murphy of Calmer; two sisters: Billie Nanney of Fayetteville and Patsy (Bill) Rose of Harrison; 15 grandchildren, Robert McLoud, Lori McLoud, Kristin (Mark) Weeks, Courtney (Bobby) DiCicco, Michael Burns, Adam Burns, Carrie Ann (Jeff) Savage, Leah (Nick) Mann, Tommy (Thai) McBee, John Brian (Brittany) McBee, Savannah McBee, Darcie (Nick) Reed, Dylan (Rachel) Mowery, Drew (Lindsey) Todd and Halen Murphy; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Della was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sterling McBee, in 1993; her son, Thomas Bradford McBee, in 2014; three brothers, James Herrington, Edward Herrington and Jack Herrington; two grandsons, David B. Burns and Jason D. Burns; a daughter-in-law, Beth McBee; and a brother-in-law, Jarrel Nanney.
Visitation was from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Roller-Burns Funeral Home in Yellville. Graveside services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday September 27, 2017 at Flippin Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Tommy McBee, John Brian McBee, Drew Todd, Michael Burns, Adam Burns and Dylan Mowery. Honorary pallbearers were Robert McLoud and Halen Murphy.
A celebration of life for friends and family of Della to gather in her honor will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 15, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in Warren.
Memorials may be made to Circle of Life Hospice in Harrison or to Bread of Life Ministry, in care of Commission to Every Nation, P.O. Box 291307, Kerrville, TX 78029.