Wanda Sabrina Rutland

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Wanda Sabrina Rutland, age 67, gained her angel wings on May 26, 2023. She passed away while she was in hospice care at Kobacker House, located in Columbus, Ohio.

Wanda was a beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, daughter and friend. She was born on May 22, 1956, to the late Deacon Lester and Anna Rutland.

She was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but her parents relocated to Columbus, Ohio where she was raised on the Eastside of Columbus. She graduated from Columbus East High School class of 1974. She attended the Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church for more than 50 years. She served on the Usher Board, Mime Ministry, worked on the vacation Bible School Staff and her favorite work was heading the decoration committee, (she took that job very seriously during the holiday season).

Wanda was the eldest of 4 children, which was a title she held with great pride. She was blessed with one child, Leslie Rutland, who she loved with all her heart. Leslie blessed Wanda with two grandchildren, and Wanda adored her grandchildren. She was very active in their lives. There was nothing she wouldn’t do for them. She was a great aunt and the best sister any sibling could ask for. She was simply the best! She loved her family and enjoyed spending time whenever possible.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter; Leslie Rutland, grandchildren; Troy and Gwendolyn, sisters; Felicia Waddy and Theresa Bryant, brother; Lester Rutland, nephews; Cameron, Manzona and Kia, niece; Vera, along with a host of cousins and friends who became extended family.

Visitation 9:00 AM and Funeral Service 10:00 AM Monday, June 5, 2023 at Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 1080 E Broad St. 43205.

Interment at Franklin Hills Memory Gardens.

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  1. Leslie,
    I am so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. She was always so welcoming every time I went to the house on Fairwood. I pray the God of all peace wrap his loving arms around you during this most difficult time.

  2. Cheryl Bailey

    Leslie my Sincere Condolences to you and your family. I pray God’s Strength, Comfort, Covering and Peace. I am and will always be there for you and know that I Love you. We never know the day nor the hour but we know that Our God is Faithful and He will Never leave or forsake us. I pray Precious Precious Memories of your Beautiful Mom…..Peace Be With You Always ❤️

  3. You were a great person whom I’ve meet a few time and create it such a wonderful soul whom I came to honor and love you left a incredible mark on her and I know you were her strength please continue to wacth over her and your granddaughter you will be truly miss and loved

  4. Charlene Tillman

    To the Rutland family, You have our deepest sympathy. Our families have been connected for over 50 years. The entire Dillard family is
    sadden at the loss of Wanda. Please reach out if you need anything. Rest in Heaven dear Wanda.

    Charlene and Eric Tillman
    Ann and Dwight Williams
    David Dillard

  5. Ann Dillard-Williams

    I was saddened to hear of the passing of Wanda. The Rutland family is in our thoughts and prayers. We all have been longtime friends but more like Family. Much love and respect!!

  6. Shar-Reese Alfred

    Our heart and condolences to you and your family. May God continue to comfort you and bring you peace.

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