Wynett Braden Wade

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Wynett Braden Wade was sent from Heaven on June 19, 1933. She was the daughter of the late Waymon and Annie Lee Braden. She respected her parents and loved her siblings. She talked with her beloved sister, Mary Lou Brasher, nearly every day. After graduating from high school in Anniston, Alabama she briefly attended the University of Alabama. When she was a young woman, she began a career as an AT&T operator that lasted over 17 years. During this time, she met and married her roommate's brother, John Garrett Wade Jr. on August 9, 1959. She was a loving and devoted wife for 51 years until John's return to Heaven on October 30, 2010. Wynett made her home with John in south Florida from 1959 until they moved to Oxford, Ala. in the fall of 2003. Wynett raised five children (Cynthia, Christopher, Janann, Gregory and Michelle) in Boynton Beach, Fla. She was a devoted mother, sacrificing unselfishly for her children, right up to her last breath. She leaves a legacy of how to love your children unconditionally and without judgment. She gave so much to her family and friends, however she asked for so little. Humility, kindness and thoughtfulness were some of her greatest works. Wynett was well educated and smart. She pursued a degree in early child education as well as nursing from Palm Beach Community College. She was put on earth to nurture and love people, a calling she did well. She had a home based day-care business and after school day-care for over 10 years. She worked in Palm Beach County Schools as an "SLD" aka special learning disability reading teacher for inner city middle school students. She was passionate about helping her students learn to read and write. After the death of her son, Greg in 1983, she retired from teaching. She decided to pursue her third and final career in nursing, whereby she was a nurse for the elderly, including her own father and eventually her husband. Wynett retired to enjoy her grandchildren and travel with John. She was the biggest fan of her five beloved grandchildren, Aspen, Landon, Trinity, Sean and Kristin, and her four great-grandchildren. She called them Mi maw's angels. They brought her overwhelming joy. They displayed love to her by giving her private music recitals, graceful dance recitals, foot massages, Dunkin doughnuts, trips to Disney World, batter box seats to baseball games, shopping trips, breakfast in bed, visits to her and watching late night tv with her. They taught her how to use a cell phone and educated her on social media. However, most importantly her grandchildren gave her qualified bragging rights, certainly a Mimaw's prized job. She made the best chocolate milk, pancakes that she designed to look like flowers. She spoiled them on ice cream, books and lots of hugs and kisses. She loved to hold them in her lap as long as they would sit there. Her grandchildren considered her royalty and the winner of the golden Grandma award. She worked hard at her interests included being a loyal and loving wife, an awesome and dedicated mother, impacting the lives of children with love and kindness. She was a Girl Scout Troop leader for many years and helped raise money with ice cream socials for Boynton Beach Little League. She was an avid reader. She loved chocolate, peanut butter and crackers and she never met a vegetable she did not like. She was a die -hard Atlanta Braves baseball fan, despite her son-in law in Missouri trying to convert her to being a Kansas City Royals fan. She devoted much of her time and energy as a caregiver to family members and investing in the lives of children. She was a difference maker in the lives of many. Wynett Braden Wade, 82, left for Heaven on December 26, 2015, surrounded by her children and grandchildren at Saint Luke's hospital in Independence, MO. She was a resident of Missouri since 2013. A celebration of her life was held on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Cheaha Baptist Church in Oxford, AL, where she was a member. Her final resting place on earth is atop of Cheaha Mountain where she requested her ashes to be spread along with her late husband and beloved family heirloom a stuffed pink pig named Papa. Simultaneously, a private memorial of her life was held at the graveside of her late son, Gregory Allan in Boynton Beach, Fla. A bouquet of balloons was released, one by one, as she was sweetly eulogized, and her 8 year old granddaughter Trinity played Jesus Loves Me on the violin. March 6, 2016 was a delightful day of tributes for Wynett, including singing of hymns, seafood, vegetables, Mimaw's special pasta, and mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches, all things she loved. Wynett is survived by four of her children; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters; several sister-in-laws; many nieces, nephews, cousins and an Aunt. She was preceded in death by her son, Gregory Allan and her husband, John Garrett Wade Jr.; her parents and brother. Because of her faith and belief in God, the creator, Jesus the sacrificed son who died for our sins so that we all may have eternal life and the helper of the Holy Spirit, she now sits at the banquet table in her glorified body where the food is delicious and she will never gain an ounce. She will be missed greatly. www.millerfuneralhomeoxford.com Miller Funeral Home & Crematory Oxford, AL (256) 831-4611 A Brown Service Authorized Funeral Home Chosen #1 funeral home by the readers of The Anniston Star for 6 consecutive years.
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Published in The Anniston Star on Mar. 9, 2016
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