Wanda June Humphrey Obituary
Wanda June Branscome Humphrey, beloved wife, mother, and Nana, passed away at the age of 95 on April 22, 2022 in Sunrise, FL.
Funeral service will be held at Riverside Church, 957 Rock Island Road, N. Fort Lauderdale, FL, on April 29, 2022 at 10:00 am, officiated by Pastor Brian Brookins. Burial will follow at South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 S. State Road 7, Lake Worth, FL. Scarano Funeral Home will handle funeral arrangements.
Wanda was born in Eccles, West Virginia, to Lawrence Willie Branscome and Hallie Hazel Kilgore on February 17, 1927. She grew up in a coal mining town and graduated from Mount Hope High School in 1945 where she was a majorette. Wanda married Carl after he was drafted into the Army Air Force and she worked as a telephone operator during WWII. In 1959, Wanda moved from Pax, WV, to Miami, FL, with her family where she worked at the Americana Hotel on Miami Beach with her mother. She enjoyed crafting, ceramic painting, picnicking, baking and canning. She attended church, sang in the choir, and read her Bible daily. Wanda lived by faith. She had a sweet disposition and always held concern for others. She often spoke of gratitude for the blessings in her life. She devoted herself to her family and showed her love every day. Wanda cherished visits with loved ones. In recent years, it was a joy to watch Nana light up around her great-grandchildren. Wanda’s family describes her as God’s gift of an example of the perfect mother and grandmother. Wanda’s life was a testimony of service, humility, and love.
Wanda is survived by her daughters Cheryle Lynn and Carla June; son Charles Dwayne; son-in-laws James and Ron; daughter-in-law Linda; grandchildren Stacy, Christine, Jennifer, Kristen, Jonathan, and Justin; and great-grandchildren Alexandra, Danielle, Jacqueline, Antonette, Julian, Nicholas, Molly, Scarlett, Cooper, Gabriel, Juniper, Logan, and Benjamin; as well as nieces and nephews, friends, and neighbors. She is preceded in death by her husband Carl Snowden Humphrey, sister Norma Jean McGraw, and brother Billy Donald Branscome.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to nurses and services provided by hospice.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Wanda Humphrey’s name may be made to Riverside Church at 957 Rock Island Road, N. Fort Lauderdale, FL (https://pushpay.com/g/954church?src=hpp/).
A Memorial Tree was planted for Wanda
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Joseph A. Scarano Pines Memorial Chapel