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Willie B. Wade Jr.

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Willie B. Wade Jr. Obituary
Willie B. Wade Jr., age 73, of Caldwell, transitioned from Labor to Reward on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at Saline Memorial Hospice in Bryant.
Willie was born Sept. 10, 1944, in Allport, to Willie B. Wade and Marian Broadnax. He moved to Parkin at a young age, where he spent his youth under the nurturing care of his grandmother, Ethel Broadnax Spears, whom he affectionately and lovingly referred to as "Madear".
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Ethel Ruth Burton.
In 1973, he married the love of his life, Jacquelyn Tabron, and to their union, four children were born. He dedicated his life's work to fulfilling the gospel of Jesus Christ, mentoring the youth in the Forrest City area, and ministering through love and deed to anyone in need. Willie was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all.
Willie is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn of 43 years; daughters, Jamala Thomas (Mark) of Benton, Marion Wade of Chandler, Ariz., Maisha Lee (Kevin) also of Chandler, Ariz., and Stephanie Salary-Moore (Tracy) of Jonesboro; and his son, Willie Bryant Wade III (Heather) of Friendswood, Texas. He also leaves behind his sister, Laverne "Sug" Booker, of Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Jerry "Chico" Johnson (Brenda) of Parkin; 10 grandchildren, Sydnee Wade, Jadon Smalls, DeSean Smalls, Erin Wade, Bryant Wade, Katarria Wade, Xzavier Wade, Gracielyn Thomas, Tabron Thomas and Major Wade; as well as a host of loving nieces, nephews extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 3, from 6 to 7 p.m., at Samuel L. Vance & Sons. The funeral will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at 11 a.m., at Mount Sinai Baptist Church, 3930 SFC 239, in Colt. Mr. Wade will lie in-state from 10 a.m. until service time.
To leave condolences, visitwww.samuellvanceandsons.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Willie B. Wade Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund at https://www.youcaring.com/williebwadejrscholarshipforafricanamericanmales-990786
Funeral services will be provided by Samuel L. Vance & Sons Funeral Directors of Malvern.
Published in Times-Herald on Nov. 2, 2017
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