Wanda Lee Filz

November 17, 1946May 1, 2021

Wanda Lee Filz, age 74, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021 in Mint Hill, North Carolina.

Wanda was born on November 17, 1946 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. When she was a child her family relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, and as a teenager she became a legal citizen of the United States of America. After graduating high school she became a wife and homemaker to husband, Raymond Kenneth Filz, Sr., and together they raised six children. They later moved to Mint Hill, North Carolina.

Wanda loved the beach, cultivating her floral garden, and cooking and baking for her family... especially her perfected chocolate chip cookie recipe. She spent many years serving the Lord at Hickory Bible Camp in Taylorsville, North Carolina, where her children enjoyed many summers. Wanda was happiest when spending time with her grandchildren; either babysitting or participating in their swimming lessons, piano lessons, and homeschooling. She was also fortunate to have six sisters (lovingly known as the “Gray Girls”) with whom she was very close and shared much of her time.

Wanda was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Filz, Sr. She is survived by her children: Raymond Filz, Jr., Debra Filz, David Filz, Heidi Paterniti, Gretchen Filz, and Kurt Filz. She is also survived by son-in-law Mark Paterniti and her three beloved grandchildren: Blake, Connick, and Taylor.

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family asks that donations be sent to Hickory Cove Bible Camp (170 Ferguson Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681) in Wanda's memory.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy for the Filz family may be shared at


  • Memorial Graveside Service

    Saturday, May 8, 2021


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Susan Green

May 8, 2021

My sister is with the Lord, of that I have NO doubt. Her love for her family took second place only to her love for her Lord, and she often talked about how she prayed for all of her family to come to know the Lord as well. There will be an unimaginably marvelous reunion when God calls His children home and she wanted to know that her loved ones would be united for Eternity.
She would want this posted here ... it is more important than anything else.
With Christ, which is far better!

Sandra Coughlin

May 6, 2021

Her beautiful soul's reuniting with Our Lord Jesus, is the heart of our Dominican prayer for your mother. May the happiest memories comfort this loving family.

Cindy BB&T

May 5, 2021

I am so sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing. May you and your family find peace and comfort in the wonderful memories and love you share of her.