Sylvia Stephenson Dade
81, passed away on July 7, 2013. Sylvia was born on April 12, 1932 to the late Thomas C. and Telitha J. Stephenson in Remlap, AL. where she grew up. Sylvia was affectionately known by her siblings as "Doob." In 1950 she was married to Oliver G. Dade, Jr. and soon moved to Birmingham. In 1960 they moved to Pensacola, FL. where they continued to live until her death. Doob and Junior celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on January 7, 2013. Sylvia worked at K-Mart for 25 years and retired from there in 1992. Following her retirement she devoted the rest of her life to her children and grandchildren. With four out five of her children in the Marine Corps, Doob and Junior traveled all over the country and overseas to visit them. Besides her family, Sylvia had many likes and interests. She loved to shop, raise her Dachshunds, and Alabama football. Sylvia had a fierce love for life and never knew a stranger. Her family and friends will miss her smile and laughter immensely.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother and wife T.C. and Dorothy Stephenson , brother Floyd Stephenson and sister Annette Stephenson.
She is survived by her husband, five children Retired Lt. Col. Stephen Dade (Kathy), Denise Dade, John Dade (Lucy), MSGT. Jeffery Dade (Martha) and Stacey Rhodes (Rodney), 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, sisters Joyce Harris and Jeanette Moore (Joe Mack), brothers Lloyd Stephenson (Marie) and Bobby Stephenson (Alma). Services for Mrs. Dade were held on Saturday, July 13, 2013 from Lemley Chapel in Oneonta, AL. with interment at Marvin's Memorial Cemetery in Pinson, AL. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directing
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