SUMMER SHADE – Emma Jean Hays Wade, age 88, passed away, Monday, January 21, 2019, at NHC in Glasgow. Born November 11, 1930, in Sulphur Lick, KY, she was a daughter of the late Shem and Ada Johns Hays. She married James Wesley Wade on February 5, 1949. He preceded her in death in 2013. They spent all 64 years of their married life on their dairy farm in Summer Shade. She was a long time member of the Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her two sons, Mike (Elaine) Wade and Mark (Vickie) Wade both of Glasgow; one daughter, Jill (Joe) Wade Smith, Columbia; six grandchildren,: J.R. (Megan) Wade, Allen (Rachael) Wade, Wesley (Paula) Wade, Whitney (Chase) Wade Young, Andrew (fiancé Lydia Whitman) Wade, and Taylor (Dustin) Smith Morrison; five great-grandchildren: Eli Wade, John Miller Wade, Hays Wade, Jackson Young, and Catherine Wade; a brother in law Harold Wade; and two nieces.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Hazel Hays Word.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 25, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church on Thursday, January 24, 2019, 2:00-7:30 p.m., and on Friday after 8:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:00.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Highland Ridge Assisted Living for their kindness and care during the five and a half years where Emma Jean made Highland Ridge her home. We also want to thank Nurses’ Station 4 at NHC for their compassionate and professional care. An especially huge thank you to her caregivers Caroline Campos, Ollie Huff, Diana Jones, Kristi McNeill, Darlene Monday, Clara Stilts, Linda Thomas, Susie Wells, and Norma Wisdom.
Memorials may be made to the Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church