Wanda McKee Brick

November 15, 1928February 3, 2021

Wanda McKee Brick, 92, of Cross Lanes died February 3, 2021, after a long illness. She was born November 15, 1928, to the late Howard and Millie McKee in Barboursville, WV. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by three brothers James, Charles, and Howard McKee.

She is survived by five daughters: Karen Harmon (Charles) of Chester, VA; Pamela Brick of Charleston; Melody Skeen (David) of Harpers Ferry, WV; Robin Smith (Jeff) of Oviedo, FL; and Dawn Brick (Rodney Belcher) of Charleston; granddaughters Lisa Richards of Chester, VA; Madison Smith of San Diego, CA; Katelyn Belcher of Sod, WV; and Olivia Belcher of Alum Creek, WV; grandsons Jason Skeen (Anne Marie) of Ashburn, VA; and John Lutz (Cheryl) of Iowa City, IA; great grandsons Tyler Richards of Chester, VA; Benjamin and Paul Skeen of Ashburn, VA; and Gunner Belcher and Bowen Hoffman of Alum Creek; and great granddaughter Evelyn Lutz of Iowa City, IA.

Wanda grew up in Charleston and Cross Lanes and was a 1946 graduate of Nitro High School. She was active with a core group of classmates who planned class reunions until their numbers dwindled and she became ill. A homemaker while her girls were young, Wanda, a talented seamstress, later worked at The Piece Goods Shop and retired as a customer service representative for United Parcel Service. Since 1942, she was a faithful member of Cross Lanes United Methodist Church, serving in the choir, United Methodist Women, as church treasurer, and in many other groups and ministries associated with the life of the church. She was a cool grandmother whose car stereo was just as likely to be playing the Grateful Dead and Eric Clapton as Frank Sinatra, but always with a Willie Nelson disc close by. For years, her grandson’s band practiced in her garage, rattling the pictures on her walls.

Her family expresses its deepest appreciation to the special caregivers who became dear friends to her and her daughters, and to her Hospice nurses who provided comfort in her final illness.

The family will hold a private service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cross Lanes United Methodist Church or HospiceCare.


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Dana Moore

February 9, 2021

Wanda will always hold a special place in my heart, she was always so full of life and loved to laugh. I pray that she passed peacefully. Too many memories to share but I will definitely miss our talks. One thing is for sure, no mother will ever be more spoiled or loved by her children than Wanda Brick. I will see you again my sweet friend 💕

Paula Lowe

February 8, 2021

The Brick Girls
So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Know she is finally at peace and no longer in pain. Love, Hugs and prayers to all.
Cousin - in- Law.
Paula Lowe

Judy Huston-Burnette

February 8, 2021

I'm very very sorry for the loss of a lovely lady.

Mary Purdy

February 8, 2021

A great neighbor and special lady. Many wonderful memories our families shared in Cross Lanes.
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Dave Jr. and Pamela K . Purdy
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Shannon Slavens

February 7, 2021

I have many memories of Wanda that are all good and happy. We worked together at UPS for many years, bowled together on a team at Town & Country Lanes in Nitro. Sometimes we would meet at the Nitro Moose have a drink and talk for hours. I spoke to her on her Birthday in Nov. Wanda was one of a kind and a VERY special person to me. I am sad and will miss her.

Ellen Mann

February 7, 2021

I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. I am a class mate of Melody. But also my Mother, Ruth Skaggs Mann was your Mom’s classmate and she was one of the ladies that would meet periodically when they would have those small get togethers. Mom would come home and talk about some of the good memories that were shared and what a good time she had. Also, your Mom sounded like a really cool Grandma and a wonderful Mother. Again I’m so sorry. 🙏

Carol Skeen

February 6, 2021

We were sad to hear that Wanda had passed. What a great lady! I always enjoyed hearing her stories of the Skeen boys when they were little. She will be missed. Hugs to all.