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Melinda Fay Edwards Wade was born October 7, 1957 in Phenix City, Alabama to Joann Edwards Stafford and Floyd Edwards. Fay, as most knew her, was known as a renaissance woman, having the ability to do nearly anything she wanted. She was a great baker and worked as a machinist, all on top of being a devoted wife and mother to her family. She enjoyed being outdoors, whether cutting grass, floating in the swimming pool, camping, or hitting up her favorite fishing holes.
Mrs. Wade was very crafty and enjoyed stitching, sewing, and other small projects. She was known for her cooking, especially her home-made biscuits. She was a devoted member of Grace Freewill Baptist Church in Phenix City, Alabama where she participated in any and all activities and church functions.
Melinda Fay Wade, 60, of Ft. Mitchell, Alabama passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at her home surrounded by loved ones.
Mrs. Wade was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd Edwards and Joann Stafford, and her siblings, Floyd “Bo” Edwards and Vicky Edwards. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Jerry Calvin Wade of Ft. Mitchell, Alabama; children, Julia (Chris) Barnes of Ft. Mitchell, Alabama and James (Andrea Martin) Wade of Phenix City, Alabama; grandchildren, Arissa Joann Wade of Phenix City, Alabama, and Peyton Barnes of Ft. Mitchell, Alabama; sister, Kay (Steve) Warren of Rogers, Arkansas; best friend, Rhonda Dunn of Crawford, Alabama, and numerous extended family members and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 am EST on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Grace Freewill Baptist Church, 2101 18th Place, Phenix City, AL 36867, with Pastor Ricky Ward officiating. The family will receive friends at their home following the service.
The Wade family would like to thank the staff of Kindred Hospice – Phenix City for the care and support shown to Mrs. Wade and her loved ones during this challenging time.
The Wade Family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Pkwy, Ste. A, Columbus, GA, 31909, 706-577-0055. Condolences may be offered at www.georgiacremation.com.
I am heartbroken to hear of Faye’s passing. Heaven knows they are getting an amazing angel. I never saw Faye without a smile, she smiled with her eyes and made everyone light up. I loved talking with her. Her love for life, her children and most especially her cookie wade was so obvious. May God be with her family during their time of loss. In Christ love Denece O’Neal.
Andrea Joiner Torbert says
I am TRUELY sorry to hear this sad news of Mrs. Fay. She was such a sweet and kind hearted woman whom I grew to love. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Wade family. So sorry for you loss of such a GREAT lady. Sincerely Andrea Joiner Torbert
Terri Vaughn says
Julia, I’m truly sorry for your loss. My prayers go up for you and your family. The bell rang, and your Angel got her wings.
Cindy Parker says
Julia I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.