Horace Hampton Wade was born in Rembert on August 30, 1929, and departed this life on March 20, 2022, at NHC HealthCare in Sumter. Horace was the sixth of eleven children born to the late Reverend Marion L. Wade and Meta Long Wade Jones. He attended Rembert Memorial and Rafting Creek School in Rembert. He was reared in Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church. During his early years he worked on a small farm. After the passing of his farther, he also did some construction work to help provide for his family. Horace served in the U.S. Army in Korea and Japan from 1951 to 1953. After his discharge from the Army, he decided he would take a trade under the G.I. Bill of Rights, which was to become a Brick Layer. Horace was married to the former Albertha Dawson for thirty-seven years. He has one daughter, LaTonya Rena Wade. Horace relocated to New York in 1958, where he got a job as a brick layer. He then decided to work with the New York Transit Authority as a Bus Operator. In 1991, he retired after twenty-two years with the New York Transit Authority. While living in New York, he was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Brooklyn under the leadership of Rev. Uriah B. Whitfield. He moved back to the Sumter area in 2006 and reunited with his home church, Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, where he served on the Trustee and Usher Boards. He was honored with the title “Father of the Church” until his death. To cherish his fond memories, he leaves his devoted wife, Albertha Wade; daughter, LaTonya Wade; sisters, Mary (Jacob) Moore, Florence Bush, Annie Mae W. Williams; sisters-in-law, Beulah D. Floyd, Lou Ella Dawson, Evelyn Dawson and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In accordance with COVID 19 guidelines, the family is requesting no visitations at the home. Graveside services will be held Sunday, March 27, 2022 – 2:00 p. m. at Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, 7355 Camden Highway, Rembert, with Pastor Anthony L. Taylor, Sr., Officiating. The procession will leave the home at 1:20 p. m. Burial will be in the Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
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