Never saw this till it
Wanda Genel (Petry) Hoffman
  • 69 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 26, 1940
  • Place of birth:
    Indian Bayou, Louisiana, United States
  • Date of passing: Jun 5, 2010
  • Place of passing:
    Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Our awesome, wonderful, gift from God of a wife, mother and sister got the ultimate healing on June 5th. We are all struggling to say goodbye....but we know she is in Heaven whooping it up!

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Wanda Hoffman who was born on July 26, 1940 and passed away on June 5, 2010.

Wanda's wake was held Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 from 11 AM to 8 PM and Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 8 AM to 11 AM at Ebenezer Church of the Nazarene, 1020 Ebeneezer Rd, Crowley Louisiana 70526

Services were held at Ebeneezer Church of the Nazarene,  1020 Ebenezer Rd, Crowley, Louisiana 70526 on Wenesday June 9th, 2010 at 11 AM.  She was laid to rest at Indian Bayou United Methodist Cemetary.

Survived by:

Husband James Hoffman

Sons - Victor, Shannon, Stephen and Jeffery.

Sisters - Melba Petry, Shirley Rosinski, Beverly Petry, Sharon Gawthorp, Karen Hayes

Brothers - Jeffery Petry, Donnie Petry

Nieces - Kim Young, Faith Boulet, Karla Melancon, Dana Duhon, Allison Lane, Shonda Rosinski, Hope Rosinski, Amby Richardson,  Malinda Johnson, Rhonda Petry, Leslie Ashby,

Nephews - Eric Johnson, Judd Johnson, Marty Rosinski, Chad Petry, Jonathon Hoffman, Travis Petry

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by James Hoffman on 26th July 2013

"Wanda,I miss you so much ,yet would not call you back for I know it is far better to be with our Lord.When my task is finished I will I will come to you.God's grace is more than enough to keep me until then.Thanks for all the blessed  memories we have they are such a straight  to me.                                                                          Forever Loved, Jim"

This tribute was added by Elvira Mujcinovic on 5th June 2013

"When we learn to give and expect nothing in return life receives new dimension and meaning that only can be recognized by kind heart.It seams like all my life is one big classroom. I am deeply thankful to heavens teaching me about love trough many different levels- trough smile, trough tears, trough difficulties, trough people like Wanda. She is exceptional. God Bless her family."

This tribute was added by Milt and Kay Rindahl on 26th July 2012

"We miss Wanda and think of what a blessing she and Jim were to our church!  We always think of her as our Miracle!  And she was a miracle, She always had a smile on her face, always said something kind to everyone that spoke to her and many times it wasn't so easy but she was a testimony of a Godly woman!!"

This tribute was added by Spencer Phillips on 24th June 2012

"Wanda, I was blessed to be in your loving home for one week, so many years ago. I know you are no longer here on earth but I still want to tell you a few things. Jim is doing well and I call and check on him every now and then. You raised 4 great sons and I have meet them all. I keep closer tabs on Jeff then any of the others. I am impressed with the respect and love they show you both."

This tribute was added by Pastor Joyce Bailey on 6th June 2012

"Oh, how I miss my precious friend!  What a gift God gave me with Wanda's life.  I pass the street she lived in London, and long for those times with her.  BUT, how I rejoice that Wanda is rejoicing in the altimate worship with her Savior.  What a blessed hope we all have."

This tribute was added by Charlotte Spell on 5th June 2012

""Wanda was a very sweet classmate that always had a smile for everyone.  Her life in Christ was very evident by the life she lived.  I know her family misses her as do her classmates.""

This tribute was added by Victor Hoffman on 5th June 2012

"It's been two years and pictures of Mom still bring tears to my eyes.  But that's just me missing her.  So glad she sees the "big picture" now and is rejoicing loving eternal life!"

This tribute was added by Victor Hoffman on 13th May 2012

"On this Mother's Day give your Mom a big hug and tell her how much she means to you and how much you love her.  To this day I still miss the ability to pick up the phone or give my Mom a big hug.  But I am so glad that I did do that many times when she was here!  Love and miss you Mom!"

This tribute was added by Spencer Phillips on 26th July 2011

"James, How are you doing these days? Times go by so fast and I can't believe it has been over a year since you lost your loving wife Wanda. Hang in there and know that one day you will see your sweetheart again.
        Your good friend, Spencer"

This tribute was added by Jeffery Hoffman on 6th June 2011

"A year has passed...we miss you! It is just not the same. I think all who had contact with MOM know what I mean. Another holiday passed with little going on. Momma made every holiday special and that is now missing."

This tribute was added by Victor Hoffman on 5th May 2011

"Reminds me of the year I sent mom a birthday card a month early...its Mother's Day Sunday. That is why I was gonna post...not the year anniversary of her passing....everything else is true that is posted"

This tribute was added by Victor Hoffman on 5th May 2011

"Miss you Ma...a lot. You are in my mind daily....on a side note I still forget birthdays and anniversaries and missed the one year since your passing by a day."

This tribute was added by Sandy Petry on 14th February 2011

"When I picked Law and Luke up from the nursery,Friday, Law showed me a picture he drew of him and Aunt Wanda holding hands.  There was also a house with smoke coming out of the chimney.  Later, I asked him what made him think of drawing a picture of Aunt Wanda. He said, "I saw pictures of her last night on the computer and I cried all night". (His dad said he did cry when he saw the pictures.)"

This tribute was added by Victor Hoffman on 23rd November 2010

"I am so Thankful for my momma!  The memories, the upbringing, the love, the smile, the thankful heart!"

This tribute was added by Alexis Petry on 27th September 2010

"She was a very loved person, and her death was very very sad to everyone. But we all know that she is in a much much better place and shes very happy and can't wait to see you at the gates of Heaven."

This tribute was added by Spencer Phillips on 15th June 2010

"I was truly saddened with the news of Wanda's passing. She was a loving and kind mother. I am thankful to have known her and I know she is in a better place with God. My prayers are with your family."

This tribute was added by Ted Boulet on 14th June 2010

"Wanda always had a quick smile and a very pleasant manner.  As kids growing up in the same church I remember her as a good and kind person.  She loved and served Jesus all her days. Ted Boulet"

This tribute was added by Kathryn Shaw on 13th June 2010

"Wanda truly LIVED her testimony. Her life was a Bible for so many of us.I can recall it from my early teen a Christian could have fun and still live for God.And her spirit is still with us"

This tribute was added by Beverly Petry on 12th June 2010

"Wanda,  I was so glad when you came home.  I enjoyed the times we were all together.  I love you so much and will miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Steve and Sue Thompson on 12th June 2010

"I always enjoyed talking with Wanda when they attended Selma Worship Center.  She was a beautiful Christian lady."

This tribute was added by Leslie Ashby on 10th June 2010

"Hello everybody!
I would have to say that Aunt Wando (that's what I call her:) is the sweetest spirit i have ever known!  I will miss her but know that she is doing just fine where she is :)"

This tribute was added by shirlely rosinski on 9th June 2010

"From:  Sharon Gawthorp

Wando was one of my bestest friends, along with my other sisters! I am blessed!  She was an inspirational light in my life! I light this candle in honor of her, my precious sister with love! Shae"

This tribute was added by annie bertrand on 8th June 2010

"annie berrand lit a candle on 7th June 2

A light has gone out in our community, but i'm sure if
we look up we will see the brightest STAR in all of Our God's HEAVEN shining down on us  I love you all"

This tribute was added by keagan gopaul on 8th June 2010

""Now her faith is her sight." I bet she's so happy with the Lord; even happier now than ever. She always put a smile on my face; always such an encouragement. God bless her family."

This tribute was added by Debbie Bohannan on 8th June 2010

"I have so many wonderful memories of Wanda.  Never did I leave her company without her telling me she prayed often for me and my family. I will miss her always."

This tribute was added by karen hayes on 8th June 2010


This tribute was added by Milt and Kay Rindahl on 8th June 2010

"Wanda had the sweetest spirit, she always smiled and always had a kind word to say. We never heard her complain and was an inspiration to all."

This tribute was added by Lois Baker on 8th June 2010

"Wanda was our miracle at Selma Worship Center!  We were blessed to worship with her for several years before she and Jim moved to Louisiana.  She is now experiencing the fullness of her miracle!"

This tribute was added by Trevlyn Moccia on 8th June 2010

"Words cannot express! she was of a special breed...though she suffered long and hard...she always had a joyful greeting! May the God of all comforts..wrap you all in his care..."

This tribute was added by Stephen Harrington on 7th June 2010

"There are only one set of footprints in the sand right now because God is carrying you. My prayers are with you."

This tribute was added by Debbie Perry on 7th June 2010

"We were so sorry to hear of Wanda's accident. What a wonderful godly lady! Always had a smile and kind word to say when you saw her. Ned and I will be praying for all of you in the months ahead."

This tribute was added by Annette Rosinski on 7th June 2010

"What a blessing and inspiration. To overcome all she did is truly inspiring. Sadly missed but never forgotten and always loved."

This tribute was added by Linda Foreman on 7th June 2010

"How blessed I feel to have shared Wanda these last few years both in Sunday School and during our Home prayer meetings-she was a blessing to me and to many-she will be missed"

This tribute was added by Pastor "T" on 7th June 2010

"I call her Wandaful because she was such a wonderful lady - she had boundless love for her Lord and for her family.  Everyone was loved by Wanda and everyone loved her - how could you not love her?"

This tribute was added by Peggy Sarver on 7th June 2010

"Wanda was a friend/cousin and I will always remember each Sunday morning when coming into the church ,she would always tell us hello-I will miss her very much,although she is in a better home---no pai"

This tribute was added by Joyce ( Boulet) Faulk on 7th June 2010

"Such a Wonderful Friend and Blessing not only to me, but to so many people. As teenagers we had some special times together. My eyes begin to water as I write this, But I know she is Happy and WELL."

This tribute was added by Dean Long on 7th June 2010

     My heartfelt condolences to you, Steve, your dad, brothers and family.It was my pleasure to have met your mother & family in Phila. She displayed grace despite her health.Cherish memories"

This tribute was added by Elvira Mujcinovic on 7th June 2010

"I walked in her life like a perfect stranger and I left her house like I was leaving my own mother.Life was so special trought her eyes. I will always belong there where she is, and she will always be with me no matter where I am at."

This tribute was added by shirlely rosinski on 7th June 2010

"I could not have asked for a better sister.  
She loved-- God, her family, people, her country.  I cannot imagine life without her.  Thanks Jim for your wonderful care of her."

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