Wanda Lilee's Story
Wanda Lilee Lusk Hager, age 93, a resident of Rockin Chair Residential Care, (formerly of Tabor Road, Bluefield, WV), passed away on October 16, 2017, after a long battle with Alzheimers disease.
She was born April 16, 1924, to the late Paris and Minnie Monk Lusk. Wanda graduated from Spanishburg High School in 1941 as Valedictorian. In January, 1943, Wanda married the love if her life, Allen Alvis Hager. She wanted to be with Allen, so when he was recruited into the ?army, she followed him to Florida. She lived and worked there until he was sent overseas, at which time she moved to Alabama to live with her sister. Jobs here were scarce, so they continued to live and work in Alabama. When they returned to West Virginia, Allen worked in the coal mines and Wanda became a stay at home mother to their only child, a daughter, Terrie Lynn. She and Allen later became the owners of East End Market in Bluefield, WV, for several years. Wanda later became a cashier for Acme Markets, where she worked until she retired.
In addition to her parents, Wanda is preceded in death by her loving husband, Allen Alvis Hager. Also, four sisters, Hazel Bynum, Audrey Boice, Fairoll Cottle, and Daphne Baumgartner; eight brothers, Oliver, Frazier, Fred, Lowery, Dewitt, and Danny Lusk and two infant brothers. Wanda was the last member of this family.
Surviving Wanda is her daughter, Terrie Lynn Tabor and husband Tommy of Princeton; her granddaughters, Sheila Seese and Sabrina Hudgins (husband, Allen), of Princeton, WV; one great granddaughter that she loved and adored, ?Jade Allyn Hudgins; also step grandchildren Jamie Gonzalez of Virginia Beach, VA, and Patrick Tabor currently in Japan. She had two sisters-in-law, Verneta Lusk of Flat Top, and Charlotte Hager of Pennsylvania; numerous nieces and nephews ?that she loved dearly. She also leaves behind her dear friends at Rockin Chair Residential Care and her cherished church family. Wanda was a member of the Princeton Advent Christian Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was a member of the Women's Home & Foreign Mission Society and a fervent prayer warrior. Prior to being diagnosed with Alzheimers, she enjoyed reading, crocheting, embroidery, gardening and ?canning. She enjoyed watching the NASCAR races and baseball. She and Allen enjoyed traveling and taking bus tours.
Wanda loved having guests come to her home and always had a delicious apple to welcome them. She was a beautiful person inside and out who loved her Lord and her family and will be greatly missed.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Wanda Lilee Lusk Hager will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastors Orville Harvey and Rob Buchanan officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.
Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 P.M. until the service hour at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be shared with the family via www.memorialfd.com.
Church family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The Hager family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.
Published on October 18, 2017