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Willie B Wade JR.

September 10, 1944 ~ October 23, 2017 (age 73)

Mr. Willie B. Wade Jr., 73 of Caldwell,Arkansas transitioned from Labor to Reward on Monday, October 23, 2017 at Saline Memorial Hospice in Bryant,Arkansas. Willie was born September 10, 1944 in Allport, AR to Willie B. Wade and Marian Broadnax. He moved to Parkin, AR at a young age where he spent his youth under the nurturing care of his grandmother, Ethel Broadnax Spears who he affectionately and lovingly referred to as “Madear”.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Ethel Ruth Burton.

In 1973 he married the love of his life, Jacquelyn Tabron and to their union four children were born.  He dedicated his life’s work to fulfilling the gospel of Jesus Christ, mentoring the youth in the Forrest City area, and ministering through love and deed to anyone in need. Willie was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all.

Willie is survived by his wife Jacquelyn of 43 years, daughters Jamala Thomas (Mark) of Benton, AR, Marion Wade of Chandler, AZ, Maisha Lee (Kevin) also of Chandler AZ,  Stephanie Salary- Moore (Tracy) of Jonesboro, AR. and his son Willie Bryant Wade III (Heather) of Friendswood, TX. He also leaves behind his  sister  Laverne “Sug” Booker ( Kansas City, MO)  brother Jerry “Chico” Johnson ( Brenda) of Parkin, AR, 10 grandchildren: Sydnee Wade, Jadon Smalls, DeSean Smalls, Erin Wade, Bryant Wade, Katarria Wade, Xzavier Wade, Gracielyn Thomas, Tabron Thomas and Major Wade as well as a host of loving, nieces, nephews extended family and friends.  

In lieu of flowers Memorial donations may be made to the Willie B Wade Jr Memorial Scholarship Fund at



The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Saline Memorial Home Health and Hospice for their comfort, care and support.


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 Service Information

November 3, 2017

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The Savannah Wright Johnson Memorial Chapel
413 West Page Avenue
Malvern, AR 72104

November 4, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Mount Sinai Baptist Church
3930 SFC 239
Colt, AR 72326

Celebration of Life
November 4, 2017

11:00 AM
Mount Sinai Baptist Church
3930 SFC 239
Colt, AR 72326

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