CONWAY, NC – Daphne Lassiter Wade, age 86, of US Hwy. 158, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at the Pine Forest Rest Home of Woodland, NC.
A native of Northampton County, Mrs. Wade was born on December 11, 1934 to Aaron Lassiter and Marie Flythe Lassiter in Creeksville, NC. She was a true classy lady that was very stylish and very well-polished anytime you saw her. Daphne was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She cherished time spent with her family, especially leaving her mark from her gracious kisses and her red lipstick. She was a lifelong dedicated member of Zion United Methodist Church where she served in many capacities as long as her health permitted. She served as president of the Women’s Missionary Society, Sunday school teacher, and sang joyfully as a member of the choir for many years. Daphne loved her God, church, family and friends. She enjoyed socializing with others, entertaining at her beautiful home and she really enjoyed shopping trips with her girls. Daphne was loved by all who knew her and will be deeply missed by all her family and friends.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earvin Lee Wade, sisters, Ruby Johnson, and Sandra Spivey, and brother, Ronald Lassiter.
Daphne is survived by two daughters, Wanda Wade Jenkins and husband Floyd, and Kim Wade Lafferty and husband Danny, both of Conway; son, Lee Wade and wife Gail of Conway; sister, Rose Nall of Roanoke Rapids; three granddaughters, April Liverman and husband Jimmy of Conway, Shelly Hatcher of Conway, and Brittany Peele and husband Tripp of Willow Springs, NC; three grandsons, Scott Lafferty and wife Megan of Nashville, NC, Jonathan Jenkins and wife Logan of Emporia, VA, and Adam Wade and spouse Matthew Lenz of Raleigh, NC; six great-granddaughters, Ashton Liverman of Conway, Anna Liverman of Greenville, Allie Liverman of Conway, Kennedy Hatcher of Conway, Hayes Hatcher of Conway, and Layla Lafferty of Nashville; six great-grandsons, Carter Hatcher of Conway, Cain Lafferty of Nashville, Wade Jenkins of Emporia, Wes Jenkins of Garysburg, Owen Jenkins of Ahoskie, and Emery Jenkins of Emporia; brother-in-law, Tex Wade and wife Vicki of Franklin, VA; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 11, 2021, from 2:00 pm until 2:45 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Rich Square, NC with a celebration of life service following at 3:00 pm at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service Rich Square Chapel, with Rev. Willie McLawhorn officiating. Burial will follow in Conway Cemetery, Conway NC.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Forest Rest Home, 3277 NC Hwy 35, Woodland, NC 27897 or online by clicking here
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Wade family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.
I am so sorry for your loss. Death is never an easy thing to cope with. The wonderful hope the Bible holds out for our loved ones is very encouraging. Acts 24:15 assures us that, ¨There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and unrighteous.¨ This is a sure hope of seeing our loved ones. May that thought bring you comfort. Please accept my condolences.
Always loving and looking like a movie star! I love you, Daphne!
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. She was a lovely lady.
A beautiful obituary for a beautiful lady. Daphne was kind and sweet to everyone she met. I have many childhood memories of her while growing up with her children. She was the last one of the gang of friends that mama and daddy hung out with back in the day. Ervin Lee and Daphne, Barrington and Barbara Dean, and mama and daddy. They made many great memories together. Not much money, just a lot of kids and a whole lotta love. They have got to be laughing and carrying on up in heaven now! May it bring you peace that she is now reunited with all her family and friends and is definitely among the angels.
Ms.Daphne was beautiful inside and out. Always so sweet to me. God Bless her family and know God took her home because it’s her time to be with the Angels.
Daphne was a wonderful woman and an outstanding Aunt to us. She was truly a sweetheart and was a very caring, genuine, loving person. She’ll be remembered for her graciousness, beauty, and classiness. We will be missing her. Thoughts, prayers, and love will be encircling her family.
We are truly sorry to hear about this. Our prayers with all of Daphne’s family. She will be truly missed by all. With out deepest sympathy and prayers with her family, Brenda and Sidney.
So sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady. Prayers for comfort and strength.