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Wonder L. Kearse


Sunrise: September 16, 1968

Sunset: September 17, 2020

Wonder Lou Kearse 52, of Norfolk, VA, died of cancer on September 17, 2020, at her home.

Born in Highpoint, NC, to the late Bobby L Washington and Alice L Taylor Washington, “Pucci” as family affectionately knew her, cared for all those who crossed her path. Wonder got her love of people from her father, who taught her to be kind to everyone.  Wonder passions included her cats (Boots,  Bella, and the late Patches), serving others, and the Lord. Wonder was baptized on November 15, 1987, at the Post Chapel Church, in Fort Jackson, SC, while completing Basic Training.

Wonder served in the United States Army National Guard, the Virginia Beach Sheriff Office, and the Portsmouth Police Department.  After retiring due to disability, Wonder obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Wesleyan College in 2008 and a Master of Theology in 2018, followed by a  Doctor of Theology in 2019, from Manna Bible College. Wonder would continue to volunteer her time and resources thought out her community.  To name a few, the Special Olympian, Council of Indian Nations, Hurricane Katrina, Feed the Children, Boys Town, and Samaritan House.  In 2008 Wonder received Donnor of the Year from the Help Hospitalized Veterans, 2009, Honorary Trustee of the Year from the American Indian Relief Council, 2008, Family Foundation recognition from the Chi Eta Phi. Wonder was also an active member of Avalon Church of Christ, Virginia Beach, VA. Throughout her life, Wonder volunteered in several projects, and she was a member of Avalon Church of Christ, Virginia Beach, VA. According to Wonder, volunteering or serving others, “It takes you out of your comfort zone… and make you stop complaining about the little things”.

Wonder leaves behind her son Jason Sherman II of Georgia, sister Torris Lavette Loucks of Cedar Rapids, IA, dedicated Aunt Linda Lowry of Portsmouth, VA, and several other extended family members, and close friends.

No Public Viewing Memorial Service Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:00pm Avalon Church of Christ 844 Woodstock Road Virginia Beach, VA 23464 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Tracy Williams says

    My heart aches for the family. I will greatly miss Wonder. Wonder was my 1st and best friend at Avalon Church. I enjoyed seeing and talking with every Sunday and greatly missed her on the Sundays she was unable to attend. The world will be a little less bright without Wonder. She was so full life. God really does have an Angel with him.

    Wonder, I will miss you my friend.

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    Pam says

    I sent this to a link I was given to Gail at the church this morning. I hope she received it.

    Finding Avalon Church was a blessing during my time in Virginia. Then a double blessing meeting Wonder in Sunday School and attending Bible Study. We quickly bonded and shared many after church dinners, movies and shopping.
    One of Wonders favorite memories was us sitting in church passing notes & giggling like two school girls getting in trouble with Pastor Jimmy saying he was going to separate us.
    I moved to Florida in 2010 and the two of us never let the distance affect our close friendship. I don’t think we ever went more than two weeks of calling each other and sometimes 2-3 hour conversations. Always picking up right where we left off.
    To know Wonder was to love her. A heart of gold who could make you laugh and always sharing the word of God. I was able to last visit her 3 years ago and we were hoping to plan a girls trip before finding out her diagnosis. I treasure the time we had together and will forever hold the fun times & memories close to my heart.
    To have even one friend like her in your lifetime is a priceless treasure and now I know without a doubt she is rich beyond measure with streets of gold, no pain and with our Heavenly Father.
    I will love you forever my dear. Until I see you again.
    Pam

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    Myrtle Rice says

    To the Family and Friends of Wonder, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one Wonder!!..I will miss hertoo!!.. I share in your loss of her!!.. There is so much I will miss about her !!..She was an Encouragement, a Blessing and a Beautiful Friend of mine.!!.. (Until we meet again!!.. Rest in Peace my Dear Friend Sweet Friend Wonder )..I love and miss you already !!..

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    Cathy Nicolaides says

    My condolences to Wonder’s family and friends. She is with her Lord and Savior. So may we have peace until we join her.

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    Selene Shockency says

    Wonder,

    I had the fortune of meeting you at Fort Jackson 33 years ago. You will be a part of my heart forever. I had never thought that the when we had spoken a couple of weeks ago that it would be our last. Somehow I had thought the “I love yous” through all of the years meant forever here on earth but then that is the 17 year old girl talking. I love you to the moon and back.

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