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!
  • 69 years old
  • Born on July 26, 1940 in Indian Bayou, Louisiana, United States.
  • Passed away on June 5, 2010 in Lafayette, Louisiana, United States.

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

Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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!!
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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."
Posted 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!
Posted 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!
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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.)
Posted 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!
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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 years...how a Christian could have fun and still live for God.And her spirit is still with us
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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 :)
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted by Karen Hayes on 8th June 2010
I WILL CHERISH THE MEMORIES OF THE MANY,MANY HOURS SPENT WITH HER, COOKING, DRINKING COFFEE OR JUST CHATTING!! SHE WILL BE MISSED GREATLY!
Posted 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.
Posted 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!
Posted 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...
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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?
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted by Dean Long on 7th June 2010
6/7/10 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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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