Funeral services for Queen Ester Wade will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1 in the Kincaid Funeral Home Auditorium.
Queen Ester Wade was born June 26, 1939 in Batesville, Miss. to Percy Fizer and Luella Johnson Fizer. She was blessed to be raised in a Christian home where she developed a strong love for her creator, Jehovah God. At the age of 11 she symbolized her dedication to Jehovah through water baptism.
Queen married her Christian husband, Lenesy Sam Wade, who loved their God Jehovah as much as she did, in 1965. To this union two sons were born, Samuel and Michael. Because of her deep love for Jehovah and her neighbors, Queen became a regular pioneer in 1967. She served faithfully in that role until falling asleep in death.
Queen helped many in her ministry to put faith in what Jehovah had promised about returning from death as shown in Job 14:13-15 and the song “He Will Call” which says: “Life, like a mist, appears for just a day, then disappears tomorrow. All that we are can quickly fade away, replaced with tears and sorrow. If a man should die, can he live again? Hear the promise God has made: He will call; the dead will answer. They shall live at his command. For he will have a longing for the work of his own hand. So have faith, and do not wonder, for our God can make us stand. And we shall live forever, as the work of his own hand.”
Queen leaves to cherish her memory until they reunite in paradise, her loving and supporting husband of 48 years, Lenesy Sam Wade of Helena-West Helena,; her sons, whom she loved dearly, Samuel Wade of Clarksdale, Miss. and Michael Wade (Sharon) of Batesville, Miss; 6 grandchildren; a brother, Percy Fizer, Jr. (Denise) of Memphis, Tenn.; 2 sisters, Mary Richards (John, Jr.) of Akron, Ohio and Vercy Ratliff of Portland, Oregon; a host of nieces and nephews, 3 sisters-in-law, 4 brothers-in-law, other relatives, friends, and her Christian brothers and sisters.