AYDEN - Gwen Pelletier Wade, 82, of Ayden, peacefully passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Gwen was born June 5, 1932 in Lenoir County to the late Mark and Cora Braxton Pelletier. Gwen was a member of La Grange First Free Will Baptist Church. She enjoyed cross-stitching and cooking. Gwen was a loving parent and grandparent whose primary goal was the happiness and security of her family. Her life set an example for her children and grandchildren that will lead them all their lives. A service of remembrance will be held Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 2 p.m. from La Grange First Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Ronnie Hobgood officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Gwen is survived by her husband of sixty-four years, Ben J. Wade; three daughters, Mary Wade Gresham of Ayden, Sue Wade Smith and husband, Don Smith of Goldsboro and Kim Wade Kennedy and husband, Col. Joseph C. Kennedy, USAF Retired of San Antonio, TX; four grandchildren, Blake Bright of Goldsboro, Jake Kennedy and wife, Taylor of Wichita Falls, TX, Tyler Kennedy of Dallas, TX and Ashley Kennedy of Stillwater, OK; brother, Ira Pelletier and wife, Frankie of Archdale; two sisters, Louise Huskey and husband, William of Chapel Hill and Valerie Burmahl and husband, Paul of Durham; and two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Lockamy of Kinston and Sally Ruth Scott of La Grange. In addition to her parents, Gwen was preceded in death by two brothers, Mark Pelletier Jr. and Charles Pelletier. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Memorials may be made to La Grange First Free Will Baptist Church, 802 South Caswell Street, La Grange, NC 28551. Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange. Sign the guestbook at Kinston.com.
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Published in Free Press on Aug. 13, 2014