“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.” John 5:24
Mrs. Mary Louise Wade, 62, departed this life on May 20, 2018 at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Lumberton, North Carolina. She was the daughter of Thomas James and Lela Mae Livingston of Fairmont, North Carolina. Mary joined Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. She served in many capacities faithfully and has been an inspiration to the youth and members of the church.
Mary was educated by the Public Schools of Robeson County and earned a Master’s of School Counseling from Webster’s University. She was also a certified Substance Abuse Counselor for South Robeson Health Care and Mental Health of Lumberton, North Carolina. She worked as a School Guidance Counselor for the Public Schools of Robeson County until her health declined. Her hobby was baking and cooking. She was famous for her beautiful cakes! All kinds of cakes.
Mary was preceded in death by her step-son, Marlon T. Wade.
She is survived by her loving husband, Harry T. Wade and her daughters Jeleah D. Pool (Joshua), of the home; and Stephanie W. Stephens, of Fairmont, North Carolina; one son, Duan Opie, of Wilson, North Carolina; she also leaves to cherish her memory, two brothers, Dannie Livingston (Jennifer), and Michael Livingston (Mavis); three sisters, Judy Atkinson (Larry), Joan Burns (Phillip), and Lavora Nichole Livingston, all of Fairmont, North Carolina; one brother-in-law, Perry L. Wade (Rosa), of Raeford, North Carolina; and three sisters-in-law, Terri W. Stewart (Darryl), of Lumberton, North Carolina; Jestine Wade, of Fairmont, North Carolina; and Nancy Wade, of Fayetteville, North Carolina; two uncles, Leon Livingston and Elanuel Livingston; seven aunts, Jean Stackhouse, Catherine McArthur, Rosa Lee Brockington, Lou McNeill (Donell), Susie McBryde, Smithy Faulk; and Lena Stokes and extended survivors.
She will be missed by a host of extended family to name a few – Rev. Henry McNeill, Wilbert, Jackie, Michael, Tony, Tammie and Glenda. She is going to be greatly missed even the more by her “Babies,” the host of nieces nephews, and cousins she loved dearly. She also leaves to cherish her memory seven grandchildren.