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Wanda N. Rock

September 26, 1935 — August 10, 2023

Kansas City

Wanda Rock, 87, passed away on August 10. 2023 at her home in Grandview, Missouri, she was born on September 26, 1935 in Cottonplant, Arkansas to Frank Ball and Joelene Livingston, She moved to New York City by way of Kansas City Missouri at an early age to be raised by her uncle and aunt, Frank and Thelma Livingston. She graduated in 1953 from StraubenMuller Textile High School in New York City where she met and married Richard Charles Lucas Sr, and from that union were born Richard Charles Jr., Patricia Wanda, and Pamela Renee. Wanda was a Licensed Practical Nurse beginning her career in New York City before moving to Kansas City Missouri in 1971 and continuing her career there. Her nursing career spanned over thirty-six years before she retired.
 
Wanda enjoyed bowling and playing Pokeno as her favorite pastimes. She loved vacations with her daughter Pam and granddaughter Monique. She enjoyed vacations to Bermuda with her best friend Marcia Williams-Reed. She devoted 20 years to being a Foster Grandparent to the babies of 2nd Missionay Baptist Church Daycare in Grandview. She enjoyed volunteering in the ministries of Brothers Keepers and Helping Hands and she served on the Mother Board at New Life in Christ International Ministries where she was a faithful long time member for more than 20 years.

Wanda, although small in stature, was a larger than life personality with a sense of humor, sassiness, and friendly outgoing demeanor who never met a stranger. She was approachable, and always looking for ways to help, support , and encourage others to be the best they can be. This was of course evident in her devotion and commitment to her nursing career. She loved bringing spiritual, emotional, and physical healing to everyone she met. She loved spending time with friends and family, and looked forward to family gatherings and holidays. She is preceded in death by her eldest daughter, Patricia Lucas-Williams, her granddaughter Tranee Davidson, and grandson Raphael Swinton. She is survived by her son Richard Lucas Jr (Linda Lucas) and daughter Pamela Renee Lucas. Her grandchildren include Shaundra Jones, Tiffanee Williams-Scott (Jerry Lee), April Dixon, Monique White (Anthony), Richard Lucas III, LiRissa Lucas, and Wanda's great grandchildren Naomi Jones, Cathryn Jones, Mike Jones , Jaylah Scott, Trinitee Scott, and Aurora Lucas.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 2, 2023, at New Life in Christ Church, 12401 Byars Rd., Grandview, MO 64030.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to services.  Graveside committal service will follow at Green Lawn Cemetery.

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Saturday, September 2, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Saturday, September 2, 2023

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Burial

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Memorial Park And Green Lawn

8251 Hillcrest Rd, Kansas City, MO 64138

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