JONESBORO, Ark. (8/20/19) – The Arkansas State Athletics Department family was saddened to learn of the passing late Monday night, Aug. 19, of Wendy Anderson, wife of sixth-year head football coach Blake Anderson, and sends their deepest condolences to the Anderson family during this difficult time.

Wendy’s courageous battle with cancer will continue to serve as an inspiration to many across the nation, and the outpouring of support far and wide for the Andersons and the A-State family has been overwhelming.

Members of the Red Wolves’ athletics department and football program mourn the passing of Wendy, a treasured member of the Jonesboro community and wonderful ambassador for A-State and college football, with the Anderson family.


On behalf of the Anderson Family:


A memorial service honoring the life of Mrs. Wendy Anderson will be held this Friday, Aug. 23, at 11:00 a.m. at Central Baptist Church on Harrisburg Road in Jonesboro.


Additional details regarding the service, which will be streamed live online by Central Baptist Church, will be available at a later time on  There will be no visitation or viewing period.  Mrs. Anderson will be laid to rest in Hubbard, Texas, with the Anderson family.


In the spirit of Wendy’s love for helping children, donations in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are encouraged by the Anderson family in lieu of flowers.