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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.