The Wanda Wallace Siverd Memorial Fund
This fund will be used to support the life affirming medical services offered by the nurse at the Northlake Crisis Pregnancy Center. These services include ultrasound, pregnancy testing, STD testing, pre-natal education, and most importantly, love and compassion. Having served as a nurse herself, and having been cared for by so many nurses during her fight with cancer, Wanda knew firsthand what a tremendous gift a kind and compassionate nurse can be to someone going through a medical crisis. This fund will allow the Northlake Crisis Pregnancy Center to continue to offer that gift to women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. It is our hope that a piece of Wanda will live on through the work of our nurse here at the Center.
About Wanda Wallace Siverd
Wanda Wallace Siverd went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 7, 2018, at the age of 64, after more than 8 and a half years of victories against cancer and a lifetime of loving, selfless devotion to others in the name of Jesus. She is survived by her beloved husband of 43 years, Mark George Siverd, their sons Justin (Nicole) and Jordan (Julie), and their grandchildren, Steele, Bess, Jacob, and Walker. She is also survived by her mother Bonnie Chapel Wallace Holmes, and her sisters Bonnie Jones (Randy) and Cynthia Reaves (Dennis), as well as many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and cousins and in-laws. She is preceded in death by her father Johnny Wallace. Wanda grew up in Whitehaven, Tennessee, where she was one of the Fire Chief's three daughters. A First Class Award-winning Girl Scout, she graduated from Methodist School of Nursing in Memphis with the highest standing in every clinical rotation. Her career in nursing included work in pediatrics, psychiatry, psychiatric home health, legal consulting, and billing and regulatory compliance, as well as stints as a private nurse for her brother-in-law, Barry, during his battle with cancer, and as a nanny for twins, Alise and Peyton, and their older brother, Jonathan. She loved the opportunities her profession afforded her to care for others and the flexibility it gave her to care for her family. She never missed a field trip, ball game, music performance, or science fair. Wanda lived life with purpose and focus, full of fun and laughter and warmth. She was a tireless servant to her community at Northlake Christian School and St. Paul's School, the Northlake Crisis Pregnancy Center, Faith Presbyterian Church, as a CASA for children in Washington Parish, and as a grandmother at St. Peter's Catholic School and Northlake Christian. Wanda will be remembered for how she made each of us feel – loved – and how she demonstrated the hope of forgiveness, life, and salvation in Jesus throughout her life, including her heroic fight against her disease. Wanda completed standard treatment for her disease in October 2010. Her fight then took her to M.D. Anderson in Houston, Texas, and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, with further life-saving interventions and care from St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington and Dr. Jayne Gurtler in Metairie. Wanda was full of gratitude to the Lord for the family and friends, including these doctors and nurses, as well miraculous healings, that he used again and again to bless her with another day to share his love. Through the Holy Spirit, she lived these days with abundant joy, a beautiful smile, and unfailing hope in the power of God to make all things new and his covenant promise to do so in Christ Jesus.