Salon 15

Wanda Falana Petty

April 14, 1976 ~ July 30, 2023 (age 47) 47 Years Old

Wanda Petty Obituary

“God’s Garden”
God looked around his garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon the earth
and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be
beautiful; he always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering; he knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough and
the hills were hard to climb, so he closed your weary eyelids and whispered, “peace be thine.” It
broke our hearts to lose you but you didn’t go alone. For part of us went with you the day God
called you home. ~Anonymous

“She opens her mouth with wisdom, and loving instruction is on her tongue. She watches
over the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.” ~Proverbs 31:26-27

Wanda Falana Petty, a beautiful, supportive mother, daughter, sister, and friend, was born April
14th, 1976, in Lynchburg, VA to Ada Petty of Appomattox, VA and SSG Bernis Wanda McCoy,
US Army, Retired, of Rock Hill, SC. Wanda made her transition from earth on July 30th, 2023, at
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Wanda was educated in Appomattox County where she attended and graduated from
Appomattox County High School.

Wanda worked for J.Crew where she became a sister and friend to many. There, she held many
roles throughout her 16 years of service at J.Crew; with automation being her most recent. She
was very successful and excelled at everything she did.

Wanda enjoyed watching reality tv, cooking shows, competition shows and religious programs.
She loved to watch Christmas movies and tv shows year-round as her all-time favorite holiday
was Christmas. She also had a love for 70’s and 80’s tv sitcoms and her favorite show was
“Good Times”.

Wanda began taking a deep dive into her relationship with God in 2020 while specifically
focusing on healing and how God works through you to heal others. This eventually led Wanda
to a new-found hobby of making health drinks for family and friends.

Wanda was truly a person that would give you the shirt off her back and her last dollar. Through
all her sacrifices, she was still the best mother to her children. Anything they needed and wanted,
she provided or made sure they had. She prayed with and over her children because she trusted
God to be there for them in the times that she couldn’t. She was even there for her parents and
her siblings; and she did it all like it was her duty. Being a giving person made her happy and she
felt complete.

Wanda is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Jake Petty and Lorine Kelso Petty
Matthews and paternal grandparents, Steven and Elizabeth McCoy.
Left to cherish Wanda’s memory along with her parents are life partner, Ray Webb of
Appomattox, VA; son, Prince Petty (Tameka), of Lynchburg, VA and daughters, Heaven Petty
of Roanoke, VA, and Journey Petty, of Appomattox, VA; as well as her future son-in-law,
Richaun Kelly, of Roanoke, VA.

Wanda also leaves to cherish her memory brothers Keith Petty (Victoria) of Concord, VA,
Steven McCoy of Lynchburg, VA, Adrian McCoy (Kesha) and Matthew McCoy both of Rock
Hill, SC; sisters Bernise Starr (Christopher) and Martha McCoy (Cicely Foster) both of Rock
Hill, SC; great Uncle Rev. Harrison Kelso, of Appomattox, VA; uncles Willis McCoy of
Harrisburg, PA, Louis Kelso (Patricia) and Tony McCoy (Judy) both of Appomattox, VA; aunts
Mary Brown of Baltimore, MD, Margret Petty, Mickey Petty, Alice Matthews, Virginia Goode,
Uwana Litchford (L.C.) and Alice Kelso all of Appomattox, VA. Additionally, her work mom
Mrs. Barbara and devoted friend Michelle along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other
relatives and dear friends.

“I’m Free”
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free. I’m following the path God laid for me. I took his hand
when I heard him call. I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day; to laugh, to
love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I’ve found that peace at the close of
day. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh,
a kiss; ah yes, these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish for you
the sunshine of tomorrow. My life’s been full, I’ve savored much; good friends, good times, my
loved one’s touch. If my time seemed all too brief, don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift
up your heart, rejoice with me. God wanted me now, he set me free. ~Ann Lindgren Davidson

 

 

A celebration of life service for Ms. Wanda Falana Petty will be held on Sunday, August 6, 2023, at 3 p.m. at the New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 14287 Richmond Hwy., Appomattox, VA  24522.  She will lie in repose one hour prior to the funeral service.  The interment will be in the Kelso Family Cemetery, Wildway Rd., Appomattox, VA.

Per the family's request, there will be no public viewing of Ms. Petty at the funeral home.

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Services

Funeral Service
Sunday
August 6, 2023

3:00 PM
New Jerusalem Baptist Church
14287 Richmond Highway
Appomattox, VA 24522

Committal
Sunday
August 6, 2023

4:45 PM
Kelso Family Cemetery
WILDWAY
APPOMATTOX, VA 24522

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