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04/25/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Grace Wiggins Slade

Grace Dell Wiggins Slade
(30 Dec 1926 - 20 Apr 2018)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1943

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   We have even more sad news today.
Grace Wiggins Slade, Class of @ 1943, passed away at home at The Chesapeake in Newport News on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the age of 91.

From the Daily Press - 04/25/18:   

                   Grace Wiggins Slade



NEWPORT NEWS - Grace Wiggins Slade, 91, passed away on April 20, 2018 at her home in the Chesapeake Retirement Community in Newport News.

Grace Dell Wiggins was born in Craven County, NC on December 30, 1926 to Dallas Wiggins and Ruby Cannon Wiggins. She was a resident of Newport News for most of her life.

Grace married Harry Baxter Slade in 1945 and they were married for 61 years.

Grace was an active member of North Riverside Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling with Harry, knitting, playing cards, and spending time with her extended family, including her many nieces and nephews.

Grace was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Paul Baxter Slade and her sisters, Lila Caudell and Luenett Stallings. Grace's sister, Eddie Ray Chapman, passed away less than 36 hours after Grace.



Grace is survived by one sister, Nancy Ellington; her son, Allen Slade and his wife, Mary of Williamsburg; eight grandsons, Andrew (Julia), Benjamin (Anna), Michael, Nathan, Timothy, Matthew, David and Jacob; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 8:00 pm on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Weymouth Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at North Riverside Baptist Church by Rev. Chris Kurtz with interment to follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to North Riverside Baptist Church.

Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on April 25, 2018.
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April 25, 2018

Slade Family and Friends.
Many memories of growing up at N.R.B.C. You are special to many who knew you.
You are in my prayers and thoughts. May God give you peace in your time of loss. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4 Absent from the body; present with the Lord. God bless each of you. Grace, Peace, Prayer
In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going." John 14:2-4

~ Janet Lockstampfor, Ocala, Florida


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Many fond memories of your visits to Dad and Mom's, playing cards and looking at photo albums. So grateful to you for sending us many pictures of the family

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Slade's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Abide With Me

Words by Henry F. Lyte, 1847
Music by William H. Monk, 1861

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.

Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,
But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings;
Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.
Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.

Thou on my head in early youth didst smile,
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

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