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Wanda Kay Tucker Garbee

January 17, 1957 — January 1, 2023

Wanda Kay Tucker Garbee, 65, completed her earthly journey and walked into heaven with her infectious smile on her face on January 1, 2023, at home surrounded by family.

Wanda was born in Lynchburg, Virginia on January 17, 1957. She is the daughter of the late Luther Watkins Tucker and Bertha Tuggle Tucker. She is preceded in death by her loving brother Terrell Watkins Tucker. Left to cherish her memory is daughter Taylor Leigh Garbee (Shane), her precious grandson SJ Bieri, pay back granddaughter Maggie Kay Bieri, her big man Leo, fluffy RoseyLucyLila, as well as her aunts, uncle, and precious Cuz’s.  Her legacy will be carried on with cooking, beach trips, fine wine and many laughs by her loving sisters.

She retired after 44 dedicated years from Limitorque/Flowserve. She was a dedicated member of Thomas Road Baptist Church. Her greatest joys of life were her family, friends, spreading her love through her food and cooking, and continuing to recreate a scene from Bambi in her back yard with all the animals.

For many years, Wanda battled with her health. Although all her diagnosis were rare, she saw this as an opportunity to continue educating her wonderful healthcare team and keep them from getting bored. Through it all her faith was unshakable and her light and love for Jesus radiated through to all she encountered. The family would like to especially thank her precious all purpose provider Dr. John Macneill, her team at The Spa (4 east), all her loving caretakers at Pearson Cancer Center, and her host of caretakers at UVA.

Her daughter would like to thank Shane, Alice, Pam, Gail, Debbie, Carolyn, Chuck, Auntie Ann, The SeaGals, Michael and favorite Wife-in-Law Donna Garbee. A special thanks to Randy Bower for his spiritual leadership as he helped guide her home.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg, Va. Visitation will start at 10:00 a.m. and the service will begin at 11:30 a.m., with interment to follow the service at Fort Hill Cemetery. She will be lying in repose on Friday, January 6, 2023, at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg, Va. Family will accept friends at other times at the residence.

Memorial contributions can be made to Lynchburg Humane Society (1211 Old Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg Va.) or Thomas Road Baptist Church Middle School Orlando Trip on behalf of SJ Bieri (1 Mountain View Road, Lynchburg Va.) at

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg is assisting the family.
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