Let the memory of Wanda be with us forever
  • 64 years old
  • Born on August 26, 1946 .
  • Passed away on February 9, 2011 .

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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