NEWPORT – Wanda Lee Beland, 64, passed away Jan. 5, 2013, at her residence. She was born Dec. 17, 1948, in Washington, D.C., a daughter of James and Edith (Allen) Duckworth.
She was a member of Jubilee Family Worship Center, Newport.
Wanda is survived by her husband, Romeo of Newport; two daughters, Tamara Beland of Newport, and Laura and husband, Andrei Mellits, of Levant; two brothers, Charles and wife, Norma Duckworth, and James and wife, Iris Duckworth, both of Maryland; two sisters, Sandra and husband, Donald Walls, of Maryland, and Glenda Smith of North Carolina; two grandchildren, Reece and Romeo Mellits; many beloved nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Jubilee Family Worship Center, Elm Street, Newport, with the Rev. Scott Black officiating. Visitation will be held 10:30 a.m. until the time of services. Spring burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Newport. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.