Wanda passed away on May 17, 2022, after a courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. A devout Christian, Wanda has ascended into the hands of her lord and savior Jesus Christ.
She is survived by her brother Raymond Schmidt (Carol), niece Lisa McLaughlin (Shane) nephew Stephen Schmidt, and nephew Christopher Schmidt (Kathleen), and many “great nieces and great nephews.”
Wanda was born and raised in Richboro, Pennsylvania, before she began her journey through life. Wanda received her Bachelor of Science degree from Widener University and her Master of Business Administration from Wake Forest University later in life. Wanda joined the Naval Reserves as an enlisted sailor and was successful in applying for Officers Candidates School and received her Commission. Wanda was later activated and deployed to NATO Headquarters, Sarajevo, Bosnia, for 3 years where she provided evidentiary material for the International Criminal Tribunal before retiring from the Naval Reserves and the business community.
A passionate and committed volunteer, Wanda had a lifelong devotion to serving others in need. She donated significant time and energy to the Union Mission Ministries located in Norfolk as well as numerous international non-profit organizations that provided food, water, and basic shelter to those in need.
She will be greatly missed by family and friends, especially the Council Rock class of 1965 Ladies. The family requests that expressions of sympathy and to honor of her lifelong service to others, be made through donations to The Union Mission Ministries, in Norfolk, Va., https://www.unionmissionministries.org or by mail, The Union Mission Ministries PO Box 3203 Norfolk, Va. 23514.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 10, 2022, 12pm, at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Milners Rd., Suffolk, VA 23434. Full honors will be rendered.
Wanda was a dear friend and team member of Dr. Bee at Sandy Cove. Another team member, Apple John, and my loving husband passed away in March 2022. I’m sure he welcomed her at the Gate. Wanda and John will be forever missed.
That is a great picture of Wanda! We were neighbors in Casey Tract and were in the great CR Class of ’65. Wanda was a kind gal who stayed in touch and uplifted us when we needed help. May she rest in peace.
Beautiful picture of Wanda! Her smile captures her kindness and sense of humor that will be remembered forever. Her service to our country will not be forgotten. Wanda now rests in the arms of God.