October 7, 2022, 97, Pikeville –
June 28, 1925- October 7, 2022
Dorothy Butts Wade, 97, peacefully passed away on October 7, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was born in Greene County on June 28, 1925, to the late Walter Franklin Butts and Josephine Ham Butts. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Mark Wade, Sr.; son, Ira Wade; and great-granddaughter, Erika Lynn Wells.
Dorothy learned the value of hard work early in life and held fast to it for nearly 10 decades. Her spare time was spent in her flower garden or embroidering the many projects she gave to those she loved. The family was of utmost importance to Dorothy, and nothing was more special than having everyone home for a large spread for Sunday dinner.
A service of love and remembrance will be held by the graveside at Fairview Cemetery on Sunday, October 9, 2022, at 4 p.m. Friends will be greeted immediately following the service.
Dorothy is survived by her son, Mark Wade, Jr., and wife, Tammy; daughter, Linda Wilson; grandchildren, Peggy Collier, Ricky Wells, Janet Joyner, Bruce Wade, Karen Jones (Darren), and Michael Wade (Hope); along with several great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Faith.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to:
6439 Brogden Road
Smithfield, NC 27517
American Alzheimer’s Association
225 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.