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Anthony Lee Wade

March 10, 1964 ~ May 23, 2022 (age 58)

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We are in God’s presence in life, death, and everlasting; yet we must give up our earthly body to receive eternal life. To all my loved ones that I am leaving behind, don’t worry about me, because my Heavenly Father has set me free. Please be forever grateful and thankful for the happiness we’ve shared. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. My life’s been full, I’ve savored much. This place was never meant to be a permanent home for any of us. Through all the pain and sorrow, give praises and honor to my Father for my fifty-eight years on Earth.

The life of Anthony Lee Wade began on March 10, 1964, Orangeburg, SC, when God blessed Clark Gable Wade, Sr., and Doris Stroman-Wade with this beautiful and energetic bundle of joy. Anthony Lee Wade was educated in the public school system of Orangeburg County, SC, and was a graduate of Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School. He enlisted into the United States Army on February 14, 1985. He was honorably discharged on February 13, 1988. Anthony was a proud veteran. He was also a member of St. James Masonic Lodge No. 8 in Orangeburg, SC. He was employed by Mars Pet Care as a warehouse supervisor. Anthony Lee Wade was united in holy matrimony to Elizabeth Marie Kennerson on May 8, 1992. Only God is the giver and taker of life. God’s plans are not always our plans.

When the angels came for Anthony on Monday, May 23, 2022, it was much sooner than we planned. We will brave the grief that comes and try to understand. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clark Gable Wade, Sr., and Billie Doris Stroman-Wade; and sister-in-law, Karen Kennerson-Thomas.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Elizabeth Marie Kennerson-Wade of Cope, SC; two daughters, Glenda M. Boyd of Orangeburg, SC, and Victoria D. Williams of NC; four granddaughters; one grandson; one great-grandson; sisters, Sharon L. Stokes of Orangeburg, SC, Verna L. Little of NC, and Cynthia C. Harris of VA; brothers, Clark G. Wade, Jr., of Germany and Wayne Wade of FL; sisters-in-law, Wanda Jefferson Green, Geneva Taylor Timmons, and Yvonne C. Jones; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and close friends.

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June 6, 2022

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Simmons Funera;l Home
2868 Columbia Road
Orangeburg, SC 29118

June 7, 2022

2:00 PM
Fort Jackson National Cemetery
4170 Percival Road
Columbia, SC 29229

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