Rita Joyce Wade
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Apr. 18, 1953 - Aug. 4, 2014
Rita Joyce Wade was born to Freddie and Elnora Blade on April 18, 1953, and she departed this world at her home in Los Banos, CA on August 4, 2014, at age of 61. Rita was born in Richmond, CA. Rita married Preston Wade on January 5, 1985. Rita leaves behind three children Angela (Corey) English, Jestin Wade and Nyree Wade. Rita has seven siblings Linda Johnson (Greg, Sr.), the late Freddie Blade, Jr., the late Forest (Yvette) Blade, Herman Ray (Rosa) Blade, Robert (Nancy) Blade, Phillip (Lisa) Blade and lastly Sharon Reed. Rita has five grandchildren - Ariella Adams; Dylan Wade; Cydnei, Emery and Avery English. Rita also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. Rita was employed at IBM for 30 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Los Banos.
Homecoming services for Rita were held on Monday, August 11, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Los Banos. She was laid to rest at the Los Banos District Cemetery. Rita will truly be missed by all. Services under the direction of Whitehurst Funeral Chapels~Los Banos.
Whitehurst Funeral Chapels Inc
1840 S Center Ave Los Banos, CA 93635
Published in Merced Sun Star on Aug. 15, 2014