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Wanda Marie Peterson

Clermont, Florida

Feb 18, 1957 – Aug 3, 2020 (Age 63)


February 18, 1957
August 3, 2020
Clermont, Florida


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BECKER FUNERAL HOME, INC - Clermont Obituary

Wanda M. Peterson

February 1957 - August 2020


Wanda M. Peterson transitioned to eternal rest on the 3rd of August surrounded by her loving family.  She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is predeceased by parents Vernon and Reva Mason and brother Billy Vincent. She is survived by husband Victor Peterson of 38 years, daughters Sonya (Derrick) Williams and Danielle Peterson, grandson Camren Williams, granddaughter Synnova Williams, brothers Chester (Sharon) Vincent, Bobby Ford, Larne (Stephanie) Bray, sisters Brenda Johnson, Jackie (Will) Burley, Theresa Ford, niece and nephew (Ericka Vincent and Chester Vincent Jr) along with many more loving family members and close friends, and her beloved shih-tzu’s (Sadie and Lexie).


     Raised in Trevose, PA, she shared wonderful memories about family and times of joy while growing up.  Her character was shaped in that environment she'd say.  She is a loving spirit seen by all who met her, and a spirited Philadelphia Eagles, pretzel, and hoagie fan.


She is a woman veteran having served four years active duty and 31 years civil service for the Department of the Army. Her passion is event planning, and was owner and operator of Zeenya Events from 1998 to 2015.  She helped clients experience joy and lasting memories of baby showers, anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, and parties.


Wanda impacted the lives of so many with her infectious laugh, genuine loving nature, and she cared and loved with all of her soul. Her life journey cannot be summarized in a few sentences but she showed an immense amount of strength, resilience, joy, and realness.  Her legacy is her life, and she told her grandson and granddaughter to continue in her memory.  Wanda is truly missed and is watching over us.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations can be made in Wanda's honor to: www.gcsproject.org



Below you will find the hotel room blocks. We have three hotels that are relatively close to the Arlington Cemetery and Reagan National Airport. All links will be posted by July 9th.

1.) Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel for 109 USD - 159 USD per night



2.) General Hotel questions:



The specially negotiated rate is available for our guests until 07/14/2021. After this date any guest looking to make a reservation will be subject to the best available rate at that time.

Check in Time: 3:00pm / Check out time: 12:00pm

Internet: $12.95US daily in Guestrooms, complimentary in Lobby

Pet Policy: We are a pet friendly hotel however we do request that you advise us of your furry family member prior to arrival so that we can secure the appropriate room for you. Self Parking: $56US Daily

Due to the pandemic, we have had to delay Wanda's memorial service. Our mother served the country both as a soldier and civilian for 35 years. She will be receiving full military honors during her ceremony.

While we understand if you may have already grieved her passing, we wanted to offer you the opportunity to join in her homegoing. Being that this is located at Arlington, it is imperative to be on time. Please arrive by 8:30 am if you need assistance locating the area. We will be walking behind the soldiers to her burial plot. There will be a photographer, if you prefer to not be included in photos, please walk behind them (photographers). Two weeks prior to August 6th, we will provide more specific information on where to park and meet for the ceremony the day of the event.



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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I am truly sorry for your loss. May God put her in a special place where she will be watching us, the people who loved and cherished her! I will cherish the memories of our time we spent together at Ft McPherson with 52nd ORD Group.

Condolences to the Peterson family.
Wanda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend, and a sweet person.
She touched many lives and will never be forgotten. RIP my sister.
The Gill Family

To Uncle Victor, Sonya(and family), Danielle. I am thinking of you all and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you memorialize Aunti Wanda's remarkable life. Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers

With heartfelt sympathy,
Iris Morton and Family

To friends and family. Soldier's Prayer. Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glit on the snow, I am the sun in rippling grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush, Of quite birds in circling flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, ...

Pete I am so sadden that Wanda has passed on. My sincere condolences to you and the family. Wanda was such a beautiful funny person. We had so much fun in Germany early on in our military career. I remember the birth of Sonya and how happy the both of you were. I will never forget the surprise baby shower and how we had homemade fried chicken and Artie's famous potato salad. Wanda was so happy. She will truly be miss. Sonya and Danielle I will continue to keep you and your family lifted...

Conveying my heartfelt condolences to the family. I pray that God will give you comfort and peace during this time of sorrow. Wanda touched my life and heart while working with her. She's left golden memories of love and joy that I will cherish. Again, to the family be strong and cherish the moments of happiness and joy that you've shared with her.

I would like to send my love and condolences to the family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Shes now in a better place where God will rest upon her soul and sweet memories will live on through her children and my uncle Victor. May your soul rest in peace beauty Queen.
Love Roxann a.k a (Yani).