Lula Duck Wade

Published 12:01 am Thursday, November 13, 2014

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Dec. 18, 1929 – Nov. 9, 2014

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NATCHEZ — Services for Lula Duck Wade, 84, of Natchez, who died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, in Natchez, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church.

Burial will follow at the Natchez National Cemetery under the direction of West Gate Funeral Home.111314LulaDWade obitpic

Visitation will be from 5 to 5:45 p.m. today with a celebration of life wake service at 6 p.m. Visitation will continue at 10 a.m. until service time Friday, all at the church.

Mrs. Wade was born Dec. 18, 1929, in Jefferson County, the daughter of P.K. Pendleton and Emma Haley.

She graduated from Alcorn State University with a bachelor’s degree, Texas Southern University with a master’s degree and the University of Southern Mississippi with a specialist degree.

Mrs. Wade was a retired educator.

She was a member of the King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church where she served in the Willing Workers Auxiliary and the senior choir. Other memberships included the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Caring Women.

Lula enjoyed reading, traveling, shopping and event planning.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Barbara Holland; two sisters, Francis Pendleton and Bettie Middleton; and one brother, Michael Haley.

Survivors include her husband, Manson Wade; one son, Manson LaShawn Wade; two daughters, Patricia Duck and Debra Ware; one brother, Joseph Haley and wife, Karen, of Portland, Ore.; two sisters, Linda Coffie and husband, Kenneth, of Fayette and Gwendolyn H. Williams of Atlanta; four grandchildren, Kimberly D. Givens, Jeffery Duck, Torrey Duck and Christopher Holland; one sister-in-law, Bettye Peoples of Baltimore; and a number of relatives and friends.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Lula Mae Duck Wade Scholarship Fund.

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