Wanda S. Moss

Published 1:50 pm Friday, October 8, 2021

Wanda Lois Scoggins Moss, born on February 26, 1931 in West Monroe, Louisiana, passed away in her home on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, surrounded by her children.

Sweethearts since the age of 13, Wanda married Dr. Lucien Kennedy Moss, Sr., on May 31, 1952.  They were married 57 years, until his death in 2009. They had six children: son, Lucien Kennedy Moss, Jr., son, David Murphy Moss (wife, Charlotte), daughter, Jennifer Moss DeLaureal, son, Michael Vernon Moss (wife, Kim), son, William Clement Moss (wife, Laura) and daughter, Martha Moss Holleman (husband Mike), all of Lake Charles.

Wanda was graduated from Lake Charles High School and Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now University of Louisiana Lafayette), where she earned a degree in Sociology.  She was a popular campus beauty at SLI, having been crowned the first Queen of Camellias in 1952,  and was involved in a variety of campus clubs and activities.  Wanda always had an active church life, serving as a member and past president of United Methodist Women and singing in the church choir.  Wanda was a member of PEO Sisterhood and a past member of The Junior League of Lake Charles and the Women’s Auxiliary of the Calcasieu Parish Medical Association, as well many other church and community groups. She enjoyed traveling to see the bluebonnets with her girlfriends, working in her yard, feeding and watching her birds, following sports, and enjoying beautiful sunsets at her home.  Her greatest gift was her children and family.

She leaves to honor her memory her children, sixteen grandchildren, Laurel Jenkins and husband Phillips, Lucien (Beau) Moss III, Matthew Moss and wife Charlotte, Brent Moss and wife Olivia, Emily Wilson and husband Greg, Katherine Thompson and husband Jimmy, Luke DeRouen and wife Leah, Nicole Viator and husband Bubba, Taylor Moss, Andrew Moss, Zach Moss and wife Kacie, William Moss and wife Monica, Samuel Moss, Maria Moss, Jacob Holleman and wife Kim, and Austin Holleman, 18 (soon to be 19) great grandchildren, two nieces, Cindy Surles and husband John and Caryn (Cricket) Travis, one nephew, Scott Salter and wife Jennifer, and one sister-in-law, Mary Ann Moss.  She also leaves extended family and friends, most of whom knew her affectionately as “Mimi.”

She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon Simpson Scoggins and Hilda Fern Morrill Scoggins, mother and father-in- law, Judge Clement and Elizabeth (Betty) Moss, two sisters, Dorothy Salter and Carnell Smith, two nephews, Stephen Salter and Bart Smith, brother-in-law, Clement Murphy Moss, Jr., sister-in-law, Elizabeth Ann (Tucky) Argus, and brother-in-law, William (Bill) Argus.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Christus Ochsner Lake Area Hospital and Amedisys Hospice Care for their compassionate care of their mother.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 11, 2021 at First United Methodist Church, with visitation from 10:00AM until the service time at 1:00PM. Reverend John Robert Black will officiate.  A private burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Luke Simpson United Methodist Church or the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home.

Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net.