Mrs. Ellen Frances Burgess Wade
October 19, 1937 – February 28, 2019
Mrs. Ellen Frances Burgess Wade, 81, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at DeKalb Regional Medical Center.
She worked for many years in the hosiery industry and as a door greeter at Wal-Mart. She loved gardening and taking care of stray cats that she just couldn’t turn away. She also loved her dog Tiny.
She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren unconditionally. Her greatest joy was spoiling the grandchildren that she loved so dearly. She attended every sporting event, play or graduation possible if one of her beloved was involved.
She never met a stranger and had a big heart. She loved her church family at Second Baptist Church, of which she was a member for over 35 years. She will be remembered as a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend.
Daughters: Sherry McKelvey (Lonnie) & Brenda Baine (Neal)
Grandchildren: Wade Rogers, Hayley Rogers (Chas Haun), Ashley Rogers & Joshua Baine
Great-Grandchildren: Adelyn Rogers & Jubilee Rogers
Nephew: Eddie Heard
Nieces: Mary Smith & Dorothy Ray
Preceded in death by:
Husband: J. Hugh Wade
Parents: Freeman A. & Claudia Burgess
Sisters: Effie Hatley, Pauline Hughes, Mildred Heard & Addie Burgess
Brother: Borden Burgess
Nieces: Anita Mitchell & Nelda Jean Montgomery
Pallbearers: Joshua Baine, Neal Baine, Wade Rogers, Lonnie McKelvey, Eddie Heard & Robert Ray
The Family is accepting flowers
Date of Visitation: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Visitation Location: Burt Chapel-Fort Payne
Visitation Time: 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
Date of Funeral: Sunday, March 3, 2019
Funeral Location: Second Baptist Church in Fort Payne, AL
Funeral Time: 2:00 PM & Mrs. Wade will lie in state from 1:00 PM-2:00 PM at the church
Officiating: Dr. John Screws & Rev. John Keefe
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I LOVED HER SHE HELPED RAISE ME. I LOVED HER AND I LOVE ALL YA"LL!
I am so sorry I lost a true friend!
1 family and friends of Ellen. I am very sorry for your loss. Many people find comfort in this scripture. John 5:28, 29
"28 Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life,"
May God comfort your family
A digital brochure which has helped comfort many can be found at this link https://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/when-someone-dies/