Obituary for Wanda Gail Holden Scheipers of Pinebluff

Wanda Gail Holden Scheipers, 72, of Pinebluff, surrounded by her loving family, went home to her Lord Tuesday, March 14th.

Born in the family home in 1950, she was the daughter of the late Rifton and Vara Green Holden.  Wanda attended Aberdeen High School and enjoyed many activities among which was cheerleading.  After her high school graduation, class of 1968, she went on to earn her Associates Degree from Sandhills Community College.  Later, she furthered her education at UNC Wilmington.  On Nov. 10, 1973, she married her high school sweetheart, Guy Matthews Scheipers.  Being a wife of a military man, they would relocate to Sumter, SC; Crete Greece; Bossier Parish, LA and Pope AFB, NC.

Wanda had a long career in healthcare working for many local doctors’ offices.  She had worked at the Fayetteville Diagnostic Center, FirstHealth Moore Regional, Family Care Center of Southern Pines, Dr. Lineburgers’ office and Dr. Hall’s office before her retirement in 2010.  Wanda had been a long-time member of the Ives Memorial Baptist Church in Pinebluff, having joined when she was 5 years old.  Over the years she had always been faithful to the church and its congregation; having served as a Sunday School teacher, singing in the choir or with the children at VBS.

Wanda was known for her generous and gentle spirit, coupled with her love of family.

Wanda is survived by her husband, Guy Scheipers.  Her sons include Guy Matthews (“Matt”) Scheipers II and wife Elizabeth Scheipers of Charlotte, and also Patrick Scheipers of Sanford.  She is survived by her two sisters, Sharon McDonald and Terre Currie.  Wanda was the aunt of Molly Strickland, Whitney Kinneer, Caroline Currie, Katie Currie and Wilbur Currie.  She is also survived by many cousins, aunts and uncles.

A celebration of her life will be held at the Ives Memorial Baptist Church, 365 E. Philadelphia Ave. Pinebluff on Friday, March 31, at 6:00 pm.  The family will receive family and friends in the church’s fellowship hall following the ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Ives Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, 365 E. Philadelphia Ave, Pinebluff, NC, 28373 or to the Alzheimer’s Association at

Online condolences may be made at

Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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