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Ann Wilbourne Wade / May 02, 2011
Our sweet and loving mother, devoted grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and wife went home Saturday, April 30, to be with her Savior. Ann Wilbourne Wade, 79, of Burlington, N.C .died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family at her bedside.

She was born in South Boston. She is preceded in death by her parents, the late Archer Atkins Wilbourne and Evelyn Talley Wilbourne, of South Boston, and by her grandson, Jesse Wade, and sister, Shirley W. Shotwell of Roxboro, N.C. Mrs. Wade is survived by her husband of sixty years, William Calvin Wade Sr. of the home; her sister, Camilla W. Coates, formerly of South Boston, now residing in Graham N.C.; her son, William Calvin Wade Jr. and his wife (Madeleine) of Burlington; her daughter Patricia (Pat) A. Wade, (formerly of Fayetteville) Burlington; her son Rev. David Carlton Wade and his wife (Cindy), Wilmington, N.C.; her grand-daughters, Stephanie Ann Wade, Chapel Hill, N.C., Dana Wade Averette and her husband, (Tommy) Mebane N.C., Rebekah Wade of Wilmington,.; her grandsons, Zebulon H. Wade, C. J. Malachi Wade, of Wilmington, and seven great-grandchildren .

Visitation will be held between the hours of 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Lowe Funeral Home of Burlington, her funeral will be conducted Wednesday, May 4, at 3 p.m. Bethel United Methodist Church. The family will receive guests and friends at Lowe Funeral Home and at other times at the family home.

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