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


Date of Burial: Sunday, March 3, 2019
Burial Location: Fort Payne Memory Gardens

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8 entries.
Melissa Selvage and Lynda Lyons wrote on March 14, 2019 at 8:05 pm
I am so sorry I lost a true friend!
Charles Prince wrote on March 8, 2019 at 8:28 pm
Charles Prince
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
David & Deborah Key wrote on March 6, 2019 at 4:20 pm
Such a sweet lady. Even though we have been gone for many years, I still remember her precious demeanor and love for her family. Prayers for the family during this difficult time.
Sue Freeman wrote on March 4, 2019 at 12:54 am
So sorry to hear of Ms. Ellen's passing. I enjoyed her friendship, she will be sorely missed.
Carmela Smith wrote on March 2, 2019 at 7:35 pm
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. So sorry for your loss.
Carole ward wrote on March 2, 2019 at 1:19 am
So sorry for your loss.
Donna Sharp wrote on March 1, 2019 at 10:53 pm
We shared many many good times at the beauty shop on Fridays! You will be missed!! Love you, Donna
Brenda Harcrow wrote on March 1, 2019 at 10:17 pm
So sorry for your loss, I know your heart is breaking but she is rejoicing in Heave free from pain .I am sure she has already had them to move down so she could sit beside someone and talk. life wont be the same without Maw but we will see her again. Love and prayers to all the family. your sister Brenda

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