Life Story for Wendy Cecil Coleman
July 19, 1960-April 24, 2022
Feisty, independent, persistent, resilient, and wise, this is the story of Wendy Cecil Coleman.
Wendy’s story started on July 19, 1960, when Roberta Perry gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Wendy was a wonderful woman that was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished. She was a loving mom, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend.
Although born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Wendy’s formative years were also spent in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, and on the Caribbean Island of Saint Thomas. As a child she enjoyed going fishing with her brother Chandler and cousin Christopher, and spending time in her grandma's kitchen, where a love for cooking was fostered. Wendy perfected her cooking skills as she grew and became well known for her cooking and baking expertise. She was a world renowned, well, Philadelphia renowned chef! If you didn’t have the chance to sample her apple pie, chicken cheese steak rolls, collard greens, and fried fish, you missed out! She made meals that comforted friends, brought family together and soothed the anxious nerves of those seeking her advice. Everyone that set foot in her kitchen always knew they would have plenty to eat and take with them, as Wendy always kept a collection of Styrofoam to-go containers to hand out to guests as they went on their way.
Wendy raised four amazing, competent self-sufficient children, Victoria, Arsemus, Wendy and Laverne. She loved them dearly, wanted the best for each of them, and cherished the times they shared together. Wendy adored her grandchildren beyond reason, she only saw their good points and disregarded their faults. She showered them with gifts even when it was not their birthday, and having them around made her day.
Wendy had a huge heart. She was generous, and always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. While Wendy was outspoken, assertive, and not to be played with, she was highly respected. Her honesty and non-judgmental counsel was a magnet for the worried, sad or happy…Wendy was there for them all!
Wendy lived a full and rewarding life. In her latter days, she appreciated watching a good movie, playing board games, sitting on her deck laughing with her sister Pumpkin, and sipping a cold glass of Moscato.
Loved ones that will cherish her memory are her children, Victoria Devlin, Arsemus, Wendy and Laverne Evans, Timothy Nathaniel, Sr. and Lexus Cardwell, who Wendy claimed as her own, seven grandchildren, Jeremiah, Shalayah, Timothy, Samir, Mahlani, Tyreek, and Carter, three sisters, Andrea (Pumpkin) Congo, and Casandra and Tish Coleman, many nieces and nephews, and a host of other family members and friends. And meeting Wendy at heaven’s gate was her mother, Roberta Perry.
And so, the story goes on until we see her again! To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8)!
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