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.