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Wanda Faye Jackson Hendricks Brogdon

January 5, 1951 ~ July 26, 2021 (age 70)


Mrs. Wanda Jackson Hendricks Brogdon

             A "Celebration of Life" honoring the life and legacy of  well-known resident, Mrs. Wanda Jackson Hendricks Brogdon will be held on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Steven R. Conley will be the officiant of services.  The Interment will follow the services in the St. John Cemetery. A "Quiet Hour" will be held on Monday evening, August 2, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  To send words of condolence, light candles, plant a tree, send flowers or plants, kindly go to


 “And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.” Luke 1:45


               Friday, January 5, 1951 was the first Friday of the new year. Folks in Monroe, Louisiana were preparing to return to work after the Christmas vacation. Children played with presents they received. But, Fred and Anna Jackson were about to receive a gift that far surpassed any that could be found under a tree. Fred and Anna were about to proudly welcome their first born child. They named her Wanda Faye.

             Wanda was baptized at age 8 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in 1959. As an adult, Wanda relocated to Bastrop, LA where she was united in membership at St. John Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Steven R. Conley. Her church participation through the years included the senior choir, Sunday school, weekly Bible Study, and designated auxiliary committees before her health declined.

            After graduating from high school, Wanda relocated to Rochester, NY where she was joined in matrimony to James Hendricks. They had two children: Joyce and James. The couple divorced later. On April 14, 2001, Wanda married Curtis Brogdon of Bastrop, LA; her forever husband who remained the warmth of her heart until her demise.

           Wanda thrived on education; always putting her best foot forward, and striving to gain as much knowledge as possible. Her early educational endeavors included attendance at Booker T. Washington Elementary School, Carroll Jr. High School, and Carroll High School. She was a proud graduate of Carroll High School's class of 1969. She also received her Bachelor of Science degree from Nazareth College, Rochester, NY; Masters of Art in Education, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY; and a Masters of Education, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, Louisiana.

              Her outgoing personality and her infectious smile gave her a vast array of career experiences, achievements and endeavors. She served as a Flight Attendant for Northwestern Airlines, worked as a Lab Technician and Administrative Assistant for Eastman Kodak; a Diversity Recruiter and Business Professor at Western Kentucky University, and a Special Education Teacher in Morehouse and Ouachita Parishes.

           Her personal passions were varied but included: academic/intellectual pursuits, cooking, hosting, biking, crocheting, gardening, jogging and reading. Service in the area of literacy was a hallmark of Wanda’s character. Her community and civic activities also included the National Association of University Women and membership in the Eastern Stars

           Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Anna Jackson; siblings Elgie Spivey, Gloria Secrease, Carolyn Jackson Moorhead Kennedy, Suzie Jackson, and sister cousin Stephanie Caesar-Hall.

On July 26, 2021 in the quiet of her home, Wanda Faye Jackson Hendricks Brogdon stepped from mortality to immortality and joined her loved ones who had gone on before. Cherishing her memories always are her husband Curtis Brogdon (Bastrop, LA); her children Joyce Landrum (Monroe, LA), James Hendricks II (Bastrop, LA); siblings James Spivey (Bobbie, Columbus, GA),Fred LeRoy Jackson (Alexandria, VA), Margaret Newman, Kappy Newton,  Jackson, Janis Hudson(Raymon), Belinda Jackson, all of (Monroe, LA), Fredrick Jackson(Shreveport, LA), Amanda Jackson-Jacobs (Shreveport, LA and Buffalo, NY); granddaughters Jade and Amber Landrum; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.


“ I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” 2Timothy 4: 7 - 8



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August 2, 2021

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. John Missionary Baptist Church
14071 West Madison
Bastropu, LA 71230

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