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Official Obituary of

Ilene (Price) Wade

August 14, 1934 ~ July 15, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Ilene Wade Obituary

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God
Born of his Spirit, washed in His blood

This is my story, this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long
This is my story, this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long


Ilene Price Wade “Teet,” was born August 14, 1934 in Early County, Georgia to George and Irene Price. Being the oldest of 8 children, she quickly developed a nurturing spirit as she assisted her parents by cooking and caring for her siblings. Ilene received her education in Early County. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a committed member of Saint Maryland Missionary Baptist Church. She was united in Holy Matrimony to Lynnwood Wade and from this union, they were blessed with one child, Bernice Richardson. Ilene worked as a domestic and continued that line of work until the age of 83. She quickly became famous for her biscuits and her sweet potato pies. She was also known for her impeccable ability to iron with a quality that was better than the professionals. She enjoyed fishing, gardening and canning/food preservation. She also enjoyed caring for the children of the families she worked with and loved them as if they were her own. She became affectionately known as “Tee,” “Tee Mama,” or “Mama Tee.

Ilene was called home to rest, July 15, 2023. She was met at the gates of Heaven by her parents, husband, daughter, her siblings - Evyn Price, Rosa Price, Donnell Price, and Ralph Price, and her step-children - Jeannette Collier and Willie Wade.

Ilene leaves to cherish her memories: her sisters: Tommie Wright (the late Harold) of Newark, NJ and Minnie Hall (Jasper) of Orlando, FL; her brother, Eugene Price of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 2 special sister-in laws, Emma Barber and Ola Lee Wade both of Blakely, GA; her granddaughters: Shanice Richardson of Blakely, GA and Marleta Richardson-Martin (Terrance) of Mableton, GA; her god-gifted granddaughter: Crystal Tolbert of Saffold, GA; her god-gifted great-grandchildren, Taylor Gilbert of Saffold, GA, Olivia Hightower of Blakely, GA, and Aston Martin of Mableton, GA; a special niece, Margaret Price (Gerald) of Ray City, GA; her son-in-law, Michael Richardson (Charlie) of Port St. Lucie, FL; her loving and devoted friend, Charlie Mae Johnson (Eddie) of Blakely, GA; and a god-gifted daughter, Angela Grandison of Boynton, FL. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.


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Celebration of Life
July 22, 2023

2:00 PM
St. Maryland Missionary Baptist Church
Martha Berry Highway (Highway 27 S)
Blakely, GA 38923


St. Maryland M.B. Church Cemetery
Martha Berry Highway (Highway 27 S)
Blakely, GA 39823


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