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.