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Wanda Y. Ward


Sunrise: December 28, 1952

Sunset: January 7, 2024

Wanda Yvette Ward, 71 of Portsmouth, VA departed this life peacefully on January 7, 2024. She was born to the late Willard R. Ward and Sarah M. Ward in Portsmouth, VA.

Wanda was a graduate of I.C. Norcom High school and Hampton Institute where she earned a degree in education, which she put to use in the Norfolk Public School system as a speech therapist. She was a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

Many people spoke of Wanda’s striking beauty. From modeling for J.C. Penney to studying the pages of Vogue magazine, fashion and beauty were an essential part of Wanda’s life. She was always full of cheer and her lively spirit was infectious to others.

Wanda was predeceased by her father and mother, Willard R. Ward and Sarah M. Ward and her twin sister, Sandra W. Duke.

Wanda leaves to cherish her memories, her nieces, Cherie Ward and Kristin Jennings; her nephew, Marvin Duke, II and a host of great nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Viewing Wednesday, January 17, 2024 4:30pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH LIVE ONLINE Thursday, January 18, 2024 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Kimberlee Mack-Hammond says

    Such a beautiful person inside and out. May God continue to bless you as you ascend to Heaven.♥️🙏🏼

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