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Thea Wanda Boston

November 3, 1950 - December 28, 2022

Taking flight with Angels, our sister ascended into heaven in the stillness of Wednesday morning, December 28, 2022. Reverend Thea Wanda Boston, the daughter of the late Deacon Theodore and Thelma Hubbard, was born in Brooklyn, New York, on November 3, 1950. Preceding her in death are her parents, husband Donald Elbert Boston, son Kevin Jovan Boston, sister Barbara A. Dickens, and brother Gregory T. Hubbard, and niece Patrina Anderson.

Thea Wanda was affectionately known to her family and friends as Wanda. Wanda knew at the early age of ten she was called to serve the Lord. She was baptized on August 1, 1961, at Concord Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York by the Reverend Gardner Taylor. Fifteen years later, Wanda joined the historic Court Street Baptist Church in 1976 under the leadership of the late Reverend Dr. Donald Johnson, where her service included singing on the Jubilee Choir, Community Outreach, Marriage Enrichment Ministry, and Church School. However, there was still more for Wanda to achieve in service to her Lord and savior Jesus Christ. On Sunday, August 1, 1999, Wanda was ordained as a Deacon under Reverend Dr. James Coleman. She later became an ordained minister on Sunday, October 9, 2004. Lastly, Wanda became a licensed minister under Reverend Dr. Warren L. Anderson. She took joy in studying and preaching God’s Word. Her life verse was Proverbs 3:4-5: “Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Trust the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”

Wanda graduated from Babylon High School in Babylon, New York, in 1968, and studied business at Central Virginia Community College after moving to Lynchburg, Virginia, in 1974. Wanda also attended Virginia Seminary and College, where she took classes in religious studies to enrich her knowledge of Christ so she could be a better servant to people who would need her council.

Wanda dedicated every minute to impacting her family, friends, and humanity in the time God gave her. As a retired Human service worker for Lynchburg City Schools, she completed many faithful years of service as a counselor for the Lynchburg Detention Center and as a substitute teacher for several area schools. Wanda was also a foster parent for many years, providing local youth love, care, and shelter. As a call representative for Inservice America, Wanda facilitated providing educational materials for callers seeking to enrich their Christian education.

Wanda loved cooking, and this led to the opening of her catering service, La T’s II, where she shared her talent and love for cooking with others. Wanda’s other hobbies included a love for crocheting, sewing, singing, and volunteering at Lynchburg General Hospital. Wanda loved her family unconditionally and adored her poodle cocoa who never left her side.

Left to cherish her memories are her sister, Yvette Anderson (Warren Anderson; Vanessa; Samuel); brothers Edward Hubbard; Michael Hubbard (Alex, Madison, and Zachary); Anthony Hubbard; Keith Hubbard (Tracy Hubbard; Maqoi and Miller); and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 6, 2023, at 1 P.M. at Court Street Baptist Church, Lynchburg. A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service.

Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg is assisting the family.

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To the loved ones left to cherish the memory of Mrs. Boston, my deepest condolences. It was a privilege to call her mother Boston and I will miss our texting and conversations. Mother Boston even in her pain would praise the goodness of our God during our talks. Rest in peace Mrs. Boston, you are loved and missed.

Posted by Jackie Farmer Kelly on January 8, 2023

To the family of my dear friend Reverend Wand Boston. I was so hurt when I heard of the passing of my dear friend. She had the sweetest spirit, she was so humble; and there was a special bond between us. I loved to hear he sing; especially, James Cleveland’s song. She was my friend. Anyway, we were ordained together as deacons and has been close since I remember telling Wanda that this is not her calling; that she has a higher calling on her life, and she looked at me and smiled. Family my prayers are with you; and may God be with, you as well. Reverend Wanda is in heaven smiling at Donald and Kevin. Amen.

Posted by Vanessa Wayne on January 5, 2023

The Farmer family extends our deepest sympathy to Boston and Hubbard families. Wanda is ministering and singing in Heaven. We loved you. Will be praying for your family. Dr. Farmer

Posted by Dr. Brenda Farmer on January 4, 2023

We the Stallings family extend our deepest condolences to our Auntie-Sister Wanda. We were blessed to have been a part of her son Kevin’s life when she would bring him to NC for the summer. We will be forever grateful for her loving our Grandmother Kathryn Stallings where she and Kevin always kept in contact with us. Rev. Sister Wanda graciously shared A Mighty Word in our Grandmother’s Homegoing back in 2006. Until me meet again Rev. Auntie Wanda. You are safe In The Arms of Our God🎚

Posted by The Stallings Family on January 4, 2023

Oh what a precious lady . I took care of both her and her sweet husband at the S...... . I remember her sweet pup, I was the CNA that loved seeing my pts. happy, so one evening her daughter I think? brought her cocoa and since I was working 2nd shift I told them to let Cocoa stay and I'd take him out if needed . what love between her and that fur baby. It was the best medicine. Praying for her family and friend . I know she will be missed.

Posted by Patty M Fuller on January 2, 2023

It saddens me to learn of the passing of our dear friend, Sister Wanda. "Now singing and ministering with the angels". Sincere condolences to the family.

Posted by Fannie Crider on January 2, 2023

To The Boston Family, My deepest condolences to the Boston family. Wanda and I were neighbors for many years. Although we didn’t see one another every day, we always knew that if one of us needed the other one we would be there. Wanda has many health challenges during her years. She always handled them with grace.I will miss her.

Posted by Rev. Howard and Marie Bolden on January 2, 2023

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