Gertrude McDade  


MCDADE, GERTRUDE, At 102 years of age. She was a legend in her own time. She passed away peacefully in her sleep surrounded by family and friends on July 1, 2006 in Ennis, TX. She was born on November 9, 1903 to the parentage of the late Jim and Mattie Brackens in Rankin, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie McDade in 1967 and four of her thirteen children. She leaves as a legacy nine children, Annie Adger, Shirley Martin, Cleodist McDade (Lilian), Thelma Venters, Willie Mae Simpson all of Dallas, Jimmie Jordan, Joseph McDade, Billy McDade (Sarah) and Ollie McDade (Lillie M.) all of Ennis, 59 grandchildren, 157 great grandchildren, 57 great great grandchildren and 5 great great great grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends. Wake - Friday, July 7 from 7 - 9 pm at Ebenezer Baptist Church - 1405 Johnson St. - Ennis, TX - Funeral Service - Saturday, July 8 at 12 noon at Mt. Zion Baptist Church - 800 E. Freeman - Ennis, TX . John E. Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home 214-941-7332

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Published in the Dallas Morning News on 7/6/2006.