Wanda GlazeFebruary 5, 1928 ~ July 26, 2020 (age 92)
A graveside service for Wanda Janice Glaze, 92, of Norfolk, will be held Friday, July 31, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk. Pastor Doug Shelton will be officiating. Due to the current situation, everyone attending the service is required to wear a mask and social distance. Wanda had requested that any contributions in her memory be directed to continuing research for a cure for Alzheimer’s. Arrangements are under the direction of Home for Funerals in Norfolk.
Wanda went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Heritage of Bel Air in Norfolk.
Wanda was born to Marvin Wallace and Beulah Singletary on February 5, 1928, in Leesville, LA and graduated from Oakdale, LA high school in 1945. She was an active sports enthusiast pursuing cheerleading, volleyball, softball, and touch football. When not in the field, she would be doting on any animal in need. God brought Quentin E. Glaze of Norfolk, NE into her life shortly before heading off to fight in World War II. Quentin returned home to marry Wanda on August 26, 1946. They had 64 wonderful years together, maintaining their residence in Norfolk. She had been in residence at Heritage of Bel-Air in Norfolk since 2017.
Wanda was employed as a meat wrapper at Lynn and Son’s Grocery, served as the choir director at First Baptist Church, and was active in Ladies Aid and Bible Study for many years. She lovingly cared for her husband during the last 6 years of his life as he battled Alzheimer’s. Wanda was an avid Nebraska Huskers and die-hard St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan. Some of her greatest joys were attending Husker football games and cheering on the Huskers.
Wanda is survived by two children, Larry Glaze of New Braunfels, TX and Sandra Leach of Lincoln, NE; grandson Ron Leach of Omaha, granddaughters Michelle Anderson (Kurt) of Evans, GA, and Kerri Day (Philip) of Portsmouth, VA and 7 great-granddaughters.
Wanda was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years; her parents; 7 brothers and sisters; and her daughter-in-law, Judy Glaze.
She is now seated in the Heavenly Choir’s alto section. The family wishes to thank Dr. Bryon Hirschman for the quality care given to both our Mom and Dad, and a special and loving thank you to the staff of the Heritage of Bel Air Memory Care Unit for their loving care given to our Mom.