ForeverMissed

On Febuary 9th, 2011 Wanda Sue Sullivan (Romans),Age64, Passed away in Richmond, Va with her daughters by her side.

Wanda was born in Lexington,Kentucky in 1946 and was raised in Richmond,Kentucky.

She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and a minor in Religon from Eastern Kentucky University in 1987. She was not only the first in her family to attend and graduate collage,But she did so as an older, Non traditional student and single parent,Working 3 jobs in order to maintain her family.

In 1987 she married Michael Sullivan and moved to Tampa, Florida where she resided untill 1996. Over the next several years she and her husband moved about the country as a management team for an Atlanta based hotel management company, Mike as a General Manager and Wanda as a Sales and Marketing Manager.

They ran and helped rebuild hotels in numerous states around the country.

She recived numerous honors and awards for her work not only within the company, But also for her charitable work within different communities.

In 2005, She and Michael returned to Florida to be near there children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Then in 2009, they moved to Richmond,Va to be near there youngest daughter stationed in Fort Lee, Va.

In her passing, Wanda joins the son she lost in 1969, Ronnie Wells. Wanda is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, Michael Sullivan; her daughters, Rhonda Drake of Tampa,Fl and Lieutenant Colonel Dawn Chrisman of Richmond, Va; her son Greg Smith of Tampa, Fl; Her Mother Gladys Romans of Richmond, Ky; her brothers Charles Romans of Fayetteville,Nc and Gearld Romans of Waco, Ky; and her sister Judy Moren of Richmond,Ky. She leaves behind 3 grandchildren: Aundrea Penny, Zacheary and Zoe Smith; 3 great-grandchildren: Brendon, Bradley and Addison Penny; Numerous nieces and nephews; and hundreds of people that she cared for and whose lives she impacted. Her loving careing spirt was all in encompassing and with out limits.

Wanda loved the beach, Riding rollercoasters and playing cards with her many friends online. She was quick-witted,Bold of spirit, Careing and had a radiance that lit up any room she was in. She lived a rich and well loved life. A loving Mother, Daughter, Wife and Friend. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Wanda was a member of the First Christian Church of the Disciples of Christ, Meridan, Ms.

A memorial service will be held in June in Ft Lauderdale, Fl where it was her last wish to have her ashes scattered. If you would like futher information please feel free to email me at Prinbear1506@aol.com

 

Posted by Rhonda Drake on February 9, 2016
I miss you more than you know. I love you mom thank you for always being there and loving me.
Posted by Rhonda Drake on August 27, 2015
Happy Birthday Mom I miss you more than you will ever know and One day I will be with you. Boy I cant wait for that day but for now I have to live on and just have our memories. Greg played your scratch off and it was your favorite game Bingo but I guess you know that. And I made a Martini and looked at it but ate the olives then poured it out.
Posted by Deryk Drake on August 27, 2015
A simple light for such a great woman!!!
Posted by Rhonda Drake on February 8, 2015
My Mother seems so far away from me,
On that beautiful white shore across the sea.
Yet I remember love's soft glow upon her face,
And the feel of her touch and tender embrace.

When I am weary from the burdens I've borne,
And the path is unclear and I feel so forlorn,
I remember her loving support was always near,
And her advice made the path ahead seem clear.

When I feel there is no one who seems to care,
Or when the heartache seems too hard to bear,
I remember how she always stood by my side,
And would tenderly wipe away the tears I cried.

When there are moments of great joy and pride,
And I wish my Mother was standing at my side,
I remember she saw more than I thought I could be,
And know I owe my triumphs to her belief in me.

When I reminisce about the things she used to say,
And I miss her and think she is so far away,
I remember what she gave lives on through me,
And one day I'll see her on the shore across the sea

I miss you mom from here to the moon and back always
and forever in my heart and always by my side. Thank you
for being my mother
Posted by Rhonda Drake on September 23, 2014
I miss you so much mom. They say it gets better but it don't my heart breaks everyday cause I know there is never gonna be a phone call or a place that I can come and visit and sit and talk hold your hand give you a pedicure or fix your hair. I so miss your smile your voice and you telling me things will be ok. I LOVE YOU to the moon and back.

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Posted by Rhonda Drake on February 9, 2016
I miss you more than you know. I love you mom thank you for always being there and loving me.
Posted by Rhonda Drake on August 27, 2015
Happy Birthday Mom I miss you more than you will ever know and One day I will be with you. Boy I cant wait for that day but for now I have to live on and just have our memories. Greg played your scratch off and it was your favorite game Bingo but I guess you know that. And I made a Martini and looked at it but ate the olives then poured it out.
Posted by Deryk Drake on August 27, 2015
A simple light for such a great woman!!!
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Shared by Rhonda Drake on April 6, 2013

My Mother Wanda,
She had a heart of gold. She also possessed a smile that would make your world a brighter place to be in. When she loved she loved with all of her being. She was tuff and very strong and she loved her children with all her being. She was the first in our family to graduate collage and worked as many jobs as needed to. To raise her children. We moved to Florida when I was a young girl. While there she lost a son Ronnie Wells. She was so lost and had to be put on medication because she was going to be a mother again to my beautiful sister Dawn Chrisman. She also had another son Greg Smith. We may live far away but we love one another dearly. I gave birth to a daughter Aundrea Nicole Penny and mom would call her Aunry Nickle. She was blessed to have 3 granchildren Aundrea Zack and Zoe. And 3 great grand kids. Brendon Bradley and Addison. She had a loveing husband for over 20 years. Yes mom found the one man that loved every being of her through the good times and her illiness. Her mother Gladys Romans and Father Herbert Romans gave her 3 siblings but we found out later in life she was not the oldest as we had an uncle Rodney Romans who lived in Hawaii. Her sister Judy Moren her brothers Gearld Romans and her baby brother Chuck Romans. We also had been blessed to meet Terry and Beverly Rogers and at that time there daughter Debbie. They became a family to me as well. The most beautiful people in the world. I will be adding more pics as it seems I have lost alot of them. Mom its been 2 years now and I am so blessed to have had you in my life to finally show me the right way. The days I spent with you before your death made me relize so many things. I love you and miss you. I wish you were still here but God had bigger plans for you and I know you are with me and will be there when it's my time to go.