LA GRANGE - Eunice Tilghman Wade, 83, of La Grange, journeyed to her heavenly home on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Eunice was born April 19, 1930, in Duplin County to the late Albert Tilghman and Della Mae Lane Tilghman. She was wife of the late Kermit Marshall Wade. In addition to her parents and husband, Eunice was preceded in death by her step-father who raised her from a young age, Roland Tilghman, son Fred Marshall Wade, and three siblings, Dorothy Mae Ferguson, Marilyn Pittman and Sidney Tilghman. Eunice was a longtime member of Walnut Creek Free Will Baptist Church where she was active in the ladies circle and sang in the choir for as long as her health permitted. She began working at Britthaven Nursing Home, La Grange in 1967 where she worked 25 plus years before retiring. Eunice loved cooking, reading, and tending to her flowers, yard and garden. She cherished trips to the beach with Yvonne, lunch with her sisters and spending time with all her family. A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 11 a.m. from Rouse Funeral Home with the Rev. Tony McLamb officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Eunice is survived by a daughter, Yvonne Wade Rabon and husband Sam, of Raleigh; two grandsons, Sammy Rabon and wife Lisa, of Raleigh and Dylan Marshall Wade of La Grange; three great-granddaughters, Taylor, Allyson and Mackenzie Rabon; four siblings, Theodore Tilghman and wife Hazel, of La Grange, Barbara Tyndall of La Grange, Carolyn Ferguson and husband Glenn, of La Grange and Pete Tilghman and wife Cookie, of Kinston; along with a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the home. Online condolences may be expressed at rousefh.com. Memorials may be made to Walnut Creek Free Will Baptist Church, 138 North Beston Road, La Grange, NC 28551. Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com. (Paid obituary)
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Published in Free Press from Jan. 9 to Jan. 12, 2014