Ringling - Memorial Services for Ms. Dyrenda Gail Ankney are scheduled for 4:30 P.M., Saturday, January 16, 2021 at the Alexander Gray Funeral Home Chapel in Ringling with Pastor Joe Wilkerson officiating. We respectfully request that those in attendance please wear a mask. Services are under the care and direction of Alexander Gray Crematory in Ringling.
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Dyrenda was born on December 11, 1984 to Ms. Glynda Ward in Hobert, OK. She went to be with her Heavenly Father at the age of 36 on Saturday, January 9, 2021.
She was the youngest and only girl of three, a beautiful little blue eyed girl, who loved playing on her grandparents farm.
Dyrenda attended school at Ardmore and Plainview. While working in the evenings at a nursing facility, assisting the elderly, she was a very vibrant person. She always had a tender heart for others and lit a room when she came in and everyone loved her.
Dyrenda's most recent employment was at Hilton Garden Inn as a housekeeper which she truly had a loved for. She was always looking out for other people's needs, whether it be clothing, food or just someone who needed her to listen. The next step in her life was her proudest and greatest accomplishment by far, the birth of her three children, Rylee, Domanic and Wyatt. Her latest greatest love was her grandson Kodah.
She treasured every moment she had with her children and grandchild and they were the true joy in her life. She was a member of Ringling Church of Christ and proud to have been baptized on the same day as her brother, Tyson. She introduced her children to the importance of God, going to church in their lives and took many opportunities to share God with her friends.
Preceding her in death are her grandfather, GW Ward; brothers, George Wyatt Ankney and Tyson Lee Ankney; and uncle, Roy Ward.
Dyrenda is survived by her mother, Glynda Sue Ward of Ringling; grandmother, Alice Ward; daughter, Rylee Jo Elizabeth Newport and grandson, Kodah and his dad, Dillon Isaac; sons, Domanic Von Crittenden Newport and Wyatt Lane King; aunt, Peggy Ward and her daughters Melissa Oaks and husband Kevin, Kim Lemley and her sons Bryler, Westyn, Korbyn, Rebecca Collins and husband James and their children, Sofia, Levi, and Colt; uncle, Calvin Ward and wife Lesa and his daughters Brittany Ward and her daughter Bexley, and Whittney Day and husband Paul and their children, Denver, Gatlin and Blakely; uncle, Curtis Ward and his children, George Ward and wife LaCritia and their children, Vincent, Russell, and Madison, and Christi Bottoms and husband Danny; cousin, Josh Ward; and by a host of other family and friends.
Honorary bearers will be Domanic Newport, Wyatt King, Dillon Isaac, Rylee Newport, and Carri Key.
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