Cade, Alfred, - 90, of Richmond, VA, Brigadier General (Ret.) Alfred Jackal Cade (Al), age 90, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2021, at Henrico Doctors Hospital in Richmond, VA. He was surrounded by the love of his family. Al was born in Fayetteville, NC on February 4, 1931. He grew up in Emporia, VA and graduated from Virginia State College in 1952. He served in the Army from 1952 to 1978 and received many military awards and honors, including the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star. During his years of service, he also received an MBA from Syracuse University and was a charter member The ROCKS, Inc. In 1979, Al retired and took his talents to civilian life, where he was a Senior VP for Caesars Atlantic City Resort and Casino; the Chairman of NJ Commission on High Education; a member of the Board of Trustees of Rowan University, Atlantic Cape Community College, and Virginia State University; Special Advisor to the Chairman of Summit Bancorp; President of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation and Chairman Emeritus of the Atlantic County Conference for Community and Justice. He also served as Chairman of the NJ State Chamber of Commerce and received an honorary degree from St. Peter's College. Al was a loving husband and father of five beautiful children. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Florence, his parents, Leon and Zora Cade, his sister, Sarah Scott and his daughter-in-law, Cindy Cade. He leaves behind to cherish his memory: his children, Brian Cade (Marilyn), Marcus Cade (Princess), David Cade, Michael Cade (Tia), and Agnes Brandon (Ronald); his grandchildren, Marcus Cade Jr., Harrison "Alex" Cade, Preston Cade, Camille Cade, Zahria Brandon, and Spencer Cade; as well as his great-grandchildren, Andrew Cade, and Naima Jordan. He will continue to be treasured by a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends. In keeping with his wishes, Alfred's interment with full military funeral honors will take place at Arlington National Cemetery ("ANC") at a future date and time to be determined by ANC. A celebration of his life will also take place at that time. You may leave a sympathy message for the family and find future information about the interment and celebration of life on the memorial page created for Alfred Jackal Cade at https://www.albennettandsonfuneralhome.com/obituary/alfred-cade
. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Al's alma mater, Virginia State University, at https://supportvsu.afford.com/PayNow
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Published by The Press of Atlantic City on May 31, 2021.