Wanda Mae Parks Steele




Fuquay-Varina - Surrounded by the love of her children, Wanda Mae Parks Steele transitioned to heaven on the morning of Wednesday April 4th, 2018. Wanda was born on January 23rd, 1954 to Troy Lee Parks and Thelma Mae Lowers Parks.

Wanda leaves behind to cherish her memories; daughter, Jacki Haswell Smallwood and husband Matt (Breana, Camryn, Olivia, Sophia, and Austin) of Fuquay- Varina, NC; son, Billy Haswell and wife Valerie (Billy, Samantha, Casey, and Sydni) of Ellwood City, PA; son Alan Haswell and wife Denise (Cory, Justin, Kayla, and Stephanie) of Ellwood City, PA; brother, Eugene Parks and wife Sandy of Ellwood City, PA; beloved dog Buddy.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, Troy and Thelma; siblings, James, Carl, Billy Jo, and Lizzie; granddaughter Cory Nicole.

A memorial service will be held for Wanda on Friday, April 6th, 2018 at 7pm at Thomas Funeral Home in Fuquay-Varina. The service will be officiated by Pastor Jimmy Boyd with visitation to follow. A second service will be April 14th, 2018 from 2-4 pm at First Baptist Church of Ellwood City located in Ellwood City, PA. A celebration of her amazing life will be held immediately after in the fellowship hall of the church.

She fought so hard these last few months but God was ready to have this sweet angel home! It is never easy to watch the ones you love suffer, but we are grateful for the time we all had to say our goodbyes and reflect on all of the positive memories. Her small acts of kindness went such a long way and will stay in the hearts of others forever. We can only imagine the conversations that you and Grandma Bubba had together as you spent your first night in heaven.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Transitions Lifecare (250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607).