Wanda Repass Kinard

January 9, 1938 - September 24, 2022
Wanda Repass Kinard

Wanda Repass Kinard, 84, born Wanda Lake Repass on January 9, 1938, was taken up into the cradling arms of our Lord on September 24, 2022.

Her soul now residing in heaven, her earthly body will be laid to rest alongside her mother, Mammie and her beloved brother Bundy, and is survived by her dear sister Linda Spencer and her nephew Chuck Spencer both of Arlington, Texas.

A vibrant and loving woman, she leaves behind many friends and family members who mourn her departure yet celebrate the joy and privilege of having known her.

She spent the last of her days living in Wilmington, NC and was tended by her three children, Bobby Nicol, Carol Nicol Donovan and Stephen Nicol.

She leaves behind two grandchildren, Patrick Adam and Lillian Lake, and her most precious great granddaughter Leighton Mae who Patrick and Crystal blessed us with in early April.

Wanda, the daughter of William George Repass and Mamie Agee Repass, was born in Tazewell, Virginia where she spent her formative years in the beauty of the Appalachian region.

As a young adult, she married Charles Ashton Nicol of Radford, Virginia and went on to raise her three children pursuing her professional goals in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina.

Her life’s path led her down many roads and she went on to marry her late husband Houston Gary Kinard of Charlotte, North Carolina.

A devoted wife, mother and caregiver, she was also an accomplished business woman.  She attended Steele Creek Presbyterian Church and following retirement, spent her time volunteering at the Carolina Medical Center.

Wanda loved to travel, dance, read, and entertain.  She was an excellent cook and wanted to feed everyone.  She always strived to support other’s dreams in any way possible.

Her desire to be closer to her grandchildren prompted her final move to Wilmington where she attended Pine Valley United Methodist Church.

Services will be at the Grandview Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Bluefield, VA on Tuesday, September 27 at 11:00 am. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that any donations be in Wanda’s honor to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.

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  • October 18, 2022
    Debra Webber says:
    Ms. Wanda it was a pleasure to be able to be one of your care givers this past year. You made such a difference in all the lives you touched with your kindness, your love of God and your passion of life. It was an honor to be called your friend. You are with your Lord and Savor...dance with the Angels my dear we will gather together at the river....Praising God forever and ever....

  • October 06, 2022
    Jennifer Baldwin says:
    Rest in peaceful heaven Ms Wanda. You were such a joy to work with for many years. I learned a lot from you. You will be missed by so many! Sending prayers to the entire family.

  • September 27, 2022
    Stephen Nicol says:
    Dearest Mother... My love for you is immeasurable. I shall forever be a better man for having been graced by your love and unwavering guidance. Be at peace knowing that one day we will all be together again in our Father's house.

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