Wanda Hollingsworth Long, longtime resident of Fauquier County and most recently of Richmond, VA passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, October 6, 2019 after a courageous battle with dementia and cancer. Wanda's parents R.C. (Holly) Hollingsworth and Tommy L. Roberts Heaton of Orlando, FL and Wanda's youngest daughter Belinda G. Minnick, of Roanoke, VA preceded her death. Wanda and her beloved only sibling Shirley, grew up during the fashionable, carefree 40's in College Park.
Wanda excelled at dancing, tapping, and twirling as a Drum Majorette and was teaching Ballroom dancing for Pounds Studio prior too marring and moving to Virginia in the 1950's.
She owned and operated Flowers Unlimited, a small nursery and floral business, and volunteered for many years for the Fauquier Hospital and the Auxiliary. She loved growing and sharing her flowers, car rides to the Blue Ridge Mountains, annual visits to the Mello's Christmas tree farm, family gatherings, horseback riding and the Outer Banks. She was an avid reader and Redskins fan.
Survivors include: daughters, Laura L. Minnick, Richmond, VA; Melissa M. Creekmore (Mike) of Chesapeake, VA; and Mary Elizabeth Wilkinson of Warrenton, VA; sister, Shirley H Peeler of Atwater, CA; nephew, Bill Peeler (Lesley) of Merced, CA; niece, Vanessa Harskamp (Jim) of Fresno, CA; grandsons, Tyler Guerrant (Lindsay) of Kirkland, WA; Seth Wilkinson (Brianna) The Plains, VA; granddaughters, Molly D. Guerrant of Richmond, VA; Kinsey Confer (Shawn) The Plains, VA; great grandchildren Grace, Lane and Emmy Lou and her beloved little Chihuahua, Elliot.
The family would like to thank Bon Secours Hospice and the Hospice House, H.E.L.P.S., Ada, Rene, and Shirley, David Guerrant and Lee Brenaman Holmes for your support, love and caring throughout this journey.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Bon Secours Hospice House, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden or to the Fauquier SPCA.
Family members are hosting a Celebration of Life gathering at the Pavillon in Rady Park, Warrenton, VA on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 11am-1pm.