June 11, 1997
EMILY R. WADE
NEWPORT NEWS – Emily Reynolds Wade, 97, died Monday, June 9, 1997, at Riverside Convalescent Center. A native of Isle of Wight County, she had been a Peninsula resident since 1920. She was the daughter of the late William Henry and Rebecca Tennis Reynolds and the widow of Thomas A. Wade.
Mrs. Wade was a longtime faithful member of Big Bethel Baptist Church, retiring from the adult choir after 40 years of service.
She is survived by her brother, J. Harold Reynolds of Battery Park; her sister, Mary Reynolds Rollins of Columbia, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be conducted today at 3:30 p.m. at Big Bethel Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. At her request, memorial donations may be made to the Endowment Fund of the Big Bethel Baptist Church, 15 Blackburn Lane, Hampton, Va. 23669.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.