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Michael Jermone Wade Sr.

March 6, 1955 ~ April 22, 2020 (age 65) 65 Years Old

Michael Wade Sr. Obituary

MICHAEL JEROME WADE SR. WAS BORN IN NEW ORLEANS, LA ON MARCH 6TH, 1955 TO ESTELLA WADE (MATHENY) AND THE LATE GRANDVILLE WHITEHEAD. HE WAS ALSO PARENTED AND NURTURED BY A LOVING GRANDMOTHER AND GRANDFATHER, THE LATE SUPERINTENDENT FRED WADE JR. AND SISTER RUBY GAIL WADE. EARLY ON, MICHAEL ACCEPTED CHRIST AT THE ROCK OF AGES COGIC IN TCHULA, MISSISSIPPI. MICHAEL BEGAN HIS EDUCATION IN THE GREENWOOD, MS SCHOOL SYSTEM. HE ATTENDED BROAD STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, STONE STREET GRADE SCHOOL AND GREENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL. HE THEN RELOCATED TO CHICAGO, IL WHERE HE BEGAN HIS CAREER AT CHICAGO PACIFIC RAILROAD. IT WAS THERE THAT HE RETIRED AFTER 25 YEARS AS A SWITCHMAN. MICHAEL WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR HIS AMAZING STYLE OF FASHION, HIS NATURAL ABILITY TO LIGHT UP A ROOM AND HIS GIFT OF MUSIC THROUGH THE KEYBOARD AND GUITAR. HE WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST GUITARIST TO COME OUT OF MISSISSIPPI. HE WAS ALSO A HUGE INSPIRATION TO MANY GUITARISTS IN THE SOUTH. HE HAD A PASSION FOR TAKING PRETTY CARS AND MAKING THEM BEAUTIFUL. HE WAS LOVED BY MANY AND WILL BE CELEBRATED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM. ON APRIL 22ND, 2020, MICHAEL WADE DEPARTED THIS LIFE AT 10:30PM. MICHAEL IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS SON MICHAEL WADE JR. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS MOTHER ESTELLA MATHENY, A LOVING STEPFATHER STRAUTHER MATHENY, HIS CHILDREN ISAIAH WADE, SAMUEL (SHARONDA) WADE AND RUBEN WADE ALL OF JACKSONVILLE, FL. HE ALSO LEAVES BEHIND ONE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW MEDEANNA WADE OF CHICAGO, IL, HIS LOVING SISTER DELORES POAGS, HIS NIECE SHANEKA WADE, HIS NEPHEW GREGORY (ANDREA) POAGS, 7 GRANDCHILDREN, ONE GREAT GRANDCHILD, A SPECIAL FRIEND SHIRLEY RULE, A BEST FRIEND VIVIAN TOLBERT AND A HOST OF AUNTS, UNCLES, COUSINS, RELATIVES AND FRIENDS.

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Services

Wake
Friday
May 1, 2020

9:30 AM
Miracle Revival Cathedral
2010 St. Charles Road
Maywood, IL 60153

Funeral Service
Friday
May 1, 2020

11:00 AM
Miracle Revival Cathedral
2010 St. Charles Road
Maywood, IL 60153

Interment following funeral service
Friday
May 1, 2020

Oak Ridge Cemetary
4301 W Roosevelt Road
Hillside, IL 60162

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