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Mrs. Wanda Allen Ricard was born in Lumberton, NC on December 31, 1958 to Mr. Warren G. and Mrs. Vernon Allen and departed this life on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

Mrs. Wanda and Mr. Denis celebrated 27 gracious and loving years together. They attended church at Calvary Way Baptist Church where they grew together under God. Together they raised four children and helped with many grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 6 p.m. Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Calvary Way Baptist Church with Revs. Bruce Swett and Jason Chandler officiating.

Mrs. Wanda is survived by her mother: Mrs. Vernon Allen; her husband: Mr. Denis Ricard; her children: Mr. Jonathan Allen, Ms. Terica Lowry (Jamie Beard), Ms. Angelica Allen (Colby Locklear) and Mr. Kyle Ricard (Hannah Henderson); her sisters: Ms. Helen Hornbuckles and Ms. Patricia Suggs; her brothers: Mr. Charles Allen (Eva Allen) and Mr. Darrel Allen; grandchildren: Cameron Timm, Jada Allen, Jameson Beard, Jerica Beard, Adalyn Locklear, Cambriella Allen, London Henderson, Nalani Henderson, Joseph  Henderson, Mason Moser, Kasen Ricard, Jaxson Ricard and Arrow Ricard; as well as a numerous number of nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends.

Ms. Wanda is preceded in death by her father: Mr. Warren G. Allen; brothers: Mr. Jimmy Allen, Mr. Harold Allen and Mr. Terry Allen.

Mrs. Wanda was a loving wife, mother, “Nanny”, sister, aunt, friend and teacher. Mrs. Wanda attended UNC-Pembroke as an education major where she participated in curricular activities such as cheerleading. Upon graduating Mrs. Wanda became one of the greatest teachers and coaches throughout Robeson County for over 10 years. From being in the gym teaching PE, to out on the field coaching cheerleading and softball.  Mrs. Wanda was a mother figure to more than just her own children, shall her legacy live through her former students and anyone who was involved in her life.

Services entrusted to Locklear & Son Funeral Home.


  • Angela and Flora Ann Cox Posted August 18, 2020 9:55 pm

    We are praying for the family during this difficult time. Wanda was such a kind and caring individual. She will be missed.

  • Sheriff Burnis Wilkins Posted August 20, 2020 5:20 pm

    Praying that Gods caring and comforting presence will surround the family of Ms. Wanda Allen Ricard. May the love and mercy of our Lord be bestowed upon you at this time .

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