Wilda Herndon was employed 19 years as a Medical Technician at the University of Illinois McKinley Hospital and the College of Vet Medicine's Small Animal Clinic. She was a member of the Bethel A.M.E. Church and served in many capacities. Her love of community and the people therein, led to her involvement in many clubs and organizations whose prime objective was to serve those in need. Funds were raised and distributed to
areas such as the Burnham City Hospital, the March of Dimes, Cancer Fund, and the Bethel A.M.E. Building Fund.
She was a charter member of the National Council of Negro Women, Champaign County section.