Funeral service for Wanda Louise Pollock Wormley was held on Tuesday, March 3 at Lewis Temple C.M.E. Church in Grambling with interment following at the Grambling Memorial Garden, on Hwy 80. Mrs. Wormley, a long-time resident of Grambling, died on Feb. 25 following a brief illness.Mrs. Wormley was born in Mexia, Texas, on April 10, 1925. She is the younger of two daughters of Dr. S.M. Pollock, a dentist, and Rubie Eloise McBay Pollock, a school teacher.
Wanda received her primary and secondary education in Mexia, Texas, before entering Prairie View State College, Texas, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in education in 1945. While pursuing a master’s degree in education at Howard University (Washington, DC), she met and married James Wallace Wormley. They were married for 40 years and were the parents of three sons: Wallace Pollock, Wayne Marvin and Wiley Shawn (who died at birth).
The family moved to Grambling in 1956, following her husband’s appointment to the science faculty at Grambling College. In 1960, she became the first post mistress at the mailroom of the Grambling College Favrot Student Union.
In 1964 she accepted an appointment in the Office of the Registrar, from which she retired in 1986, as the Assistant Registrar.
While living in Grambling for more than 50 years, she was a Cub Scout Den Mother, an active member of the Grambling Laboratory School PTA, a member of the New Rocky Valley Baptist Church and later the Lewis Temple C.M.E. Church. She was an active member of the choirs of both churches. She had a beautiful soprano singing voice and was a regular soloist.
In her later years she volunteered at the Long Leaf Nursing Home, participated in a local investment club and attended Bible Study and church regularly.