Fred A. Wade

Fred Alton Wade, 86, of Simpsonville, passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021.

Fred was born February 15, 1935 in St. Thomas, Jamaica W.I. to Tamar Barnett & Henry Wade. He attended primary & secondary school in Jamaica then pursued a career with the Jamaican Constabulary Force, serving as a Police Officer in Kingston for more than a decade.  In June 1970, he married Maisie Lewis. They emigrated from Jamaica to New York, later settling the family on Long Island. He continued to work in private security until his retirement in 2006.

‘Fred’, ‘Daddy’, ‘Uncle Freddy’, ‘Grandpa’, ‘Daddy-Grandpa’, however he was known to you, he will be unforgettable. Fred had a work ethic that was unmatched, often holding multiple jobs to ensure the life and livelihood of his family. His life was so much greater than work. Everyone who came to know Fred grew to love and long for his cooking. Cheesecakes, pancakes on Sunday mornings, or back-home favorites; like stew peas or curried goat. Fred proudly boasted serving upwards of 25 people for holiday meals- no one would ever walk away hungry. He & Maisie also held a deep pride in their home & property, with it often serving as the focus for family functions.

Fred & Maisie were together for a ½ century, giving life to multiple generations. He was unfortunately preceded in death by his son, Wayne Alton Wade- and siblings, Wansugga Walker, Joyce Allen,  Eli and William Wade. Father to ten children: Maurice, his spouse Vigie, Carl, Steve & Dean Wade; Chris Brown, Judith Benjamin, Natalia Wade, Antoinette Taylor and Shauna Bracy, her spouse Andre. Fred’s sole surviving sister is Gloria Fairweather. He was grandfather & great grandfather to countless children; also a brother/father -in-law and uncle to a host of nieces & nephews.

A lifetime with him, that enriched the lives of all that knew him, makes life without him unimaginable. May he live on in each of us, and we are privileged to have the opportunity to carry on his traditions, spirit, and character.

Condolences to the family of Fred A. Wade

  • To Shauna & Family

    Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot Heal May the love, peace and comfort of God rest rule and abide with you and your family during this time. I’m praying for you and your family.

    Angela Avinger

  • Dear Maise and kids, our sincere condolences to you all.

  • Jennifer Hylton
    3 years ago

    Dear Maisie and family,
    So sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing to each of you. RIP Freddie

  • Lesa Cox
    3 years ago

    My condolences to his family and loved ones, he was a great man.

    Ken & Lesa Cox

  • Chuck McQuilkin
    3 years ago


    My Heartfelt Condolences for you and your family during this difficult time. Please know that your Local 22 family is here for you and if there is anything we can do to help ease your pain, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
    Stay strong Shauna.

  • Danielle Sullivan
    3 years ago

    Dear Shauna & Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father/husband/loved one. I can see from the obituary what a wonderful loving man he was and that he will be dearly missed. May you find comfort and love in all of your memories you made with him. May you find peace in knowing he is no longer suffering and will be with you always.

    Love & prayers,
    Danielle Sullivan

    • Ambassador Seed of Love
      3 years ago

      To Deacon Andre & Shauna Bracy and Family,
      The Pastor & Members of Ambassador Seed of Love Church of Phila., Pa. wish to offer our sincere condolences during the passing of your loved one in the person of Mr. Fred A. Wade. We know that you loved him and will miss him dearly. We will continue to keep your family in our prayers.
      Sorrowfully Submitted,
      Pastor Edward Fields & The Ambassador Seed of Love Church Family

  • Clifford Smith
    3 years ago

    To Mrs. Maisie and Family, So sorry for your loss, may God give you strength and understanding doing this time of bereavement. I am happy to have met Mr.Freddy an shared and spent some good times together. He will be missed,but not forgotten. Rest In Peace.

  • The entire Mays family sends prayers of comfort durring this time of sorry. Rest in Peace Mr.Wade

  • Evelyn Encinas-Loncar
    3 years ago

    Dear Alison, Adon, and Ava,

    In this sorrowful time, we would like to extend to you our heartfelt condolences.

    May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead.

    Condolences to the bereaved family.

    Eve, Marko, Autumn, and Luka

  • Dear Maisie my deepest sympathy to you and family, may Fredy soul rest in eternal peace and rise up in glory,

    From Nellie and family

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