Born: Saturday Feb 7, 1942

Died: Monday Feb 11, 2019

Martha "Joy" Farabee Wade

February 7, 1942 - February 11, 2019

Martha "Joy" Farabee Wade, 77, of 335 Von Ruck Street in Eden, passed away Monday morning, February 11, 2019, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, February 14, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Danview Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, 6 - 8 PM, at Fair Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Joy was born February 7, 1942 in Rockingham County, NC, to the late Loyd Mock Farabee and Zelma Leonard Farabee.  She was a graduate of Morehead High School, Class of 1960 and attended business school in Martinsville, VA.  Joy was a retiree of Fieldcrest Mills where she worked most of her life, in data processing.  After retirement, she partnered with her sister, Lynda, and Jane Tuggle in operating "The Farabee".  She enjoyed her family and her church, Central Baptist Church, where she was a member.  Joy demonstrated her love in everything she did and her love of the Lord shined bright in her sweet, caring spirit and in the way she treated others.  Her greatest pleasure in life was being called "Mammy" by her grandchildren and many of their friends through the years.  

She is survived by her four children, Lisa Wade of the home, Lori Carter (John Carter, III) of Reidsville, Jim Wade (Janis Hopkins) of Eden, and Kirk Wade (Sandie) of Eden;  10 grandchildren, Eli Roach (LeAnne), Caleb Wade, John Carter IV, Luke Carter, Danielle Craven, Tyler Wade (Melissa), Landon Wade, Ben, Ella and Josie Wade;  five great-grandchildren, Macee, Kynlee and Paxton Wade, Ryder Craven and Ayla Bailey;  sister, Lynda Burnette (Jim) of Eden;  brother, Mike Farabee (Martha) of Winston-Salem;  and numerous other family members who loved her dearly.

Memorial contributions may be made to Central Baptist Church, 404 E. Meadow Road, Eden, NC  27288.

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I am so saddened to hear about the passing of your mom. She was such a sweet woman. I remember her precious smile. Praying that God wraps his arms around all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you all.
Alice McBride

So sorry for your loss she was a beautiful lady inside and out...our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kay Kimrey

I am so saddened by the loss of your Mom And Mammy. When I was growing up I spent many hours at your house. She was always so sweet and always welcomed you into her home. Stay strong and stay close. Love Susan
Susan Matthews White

My condolences to Kirk and all of the family and friends. I was blessed to have known Joy and she was a very sweet lady. I pray the good Lord's loving and comforting hand will be upon you during this time.
Don Gann

Kent and I are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace, comfort, strength and guidance.
Lisa Tucker

WE are saddened to hear of JOY’s passing on to her Heavenly Home. She was a TRUE JOY to All who knew her. May God embrace each of You during this difficult time of loss. Cherish those wonderful memories you have of her. And, know that Heaven has gained a PRECIOUS angel 😇 Thoughts and prayers for you and your family 🙏
Sherry and Keith Aheron and girls

Joy! Joy! Joy! Our lives have been enriched by knowing the Fareebe girls and brother. What good memories their next generation helped us make in Eden. Thankful for our years together.
Duane & Gloria Best

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Joy was always so sweet and I loved when she worked with us at Jose’s. Your family is in my prayers. Love to all of you
Jenny Doyle

Covering each of you in a blanket of Prayer. I have such fond memories of the "Wade Home", as a child. Joy was a beautiful soul and her legacy will live on through her children~
Jan Griggs

Our hearts are broken. I knew Joy most of her life through school and work. She was always smiling and encouraging, and much loved. She will not be forgotten. What a blessing for the family to have had such a treasure.
Betty Vernon Tate

I only recently had the pleasure of knowing Joy, through her Grandson Caleb, but it was always great to be around her. She was a Joy to be around and I felt her reflecting the light of the Lord Jesus to all those she was in contact with! Heaven just got sweeter for sure!
Jack McAuliffe

I am so sorry to hear about Joy’s leaving all of you! She was a great person! I know she is happy being with our Lord and Savior and her family in Heaven! I pray that God will bless you all day give you comfort and peace! All of you will be in my prayers!
Muriel B. Caldwell

So sorry for your loss! Joy was always a joy to talk with, always friendly and thoughtful of others. May God comfort the family during this time of loss and in the days ahead.
Tommy Griffin

So sorry to hear of Joy's passing. I worked with her at Fieldcrest. She was a sweet gal. We shared a lot of good times. May God be with your family members at this sad time.
Judy Roach Marshall

Sincere sympathy to Joy’s family. She will be missed by all. So sorry for your loss. Pat & Don Matheson
Pat Matheson

We are so sad to hear of Mrs. Wade's passing. She was such a sweet and loving soul and will be sorely missed. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Beth and Darrin Pulliam

Bill and I were very surprised and sorry to hear about Joy. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Sincerely The Berg family
Bill and Dorcas Berg

I will remember Joy as always smiling, always friendly & well-liked & loved by everyone. So sorry for your loss. Sincerest sympathy to all of you.
Ann Hawkins

Ronnie and I are so sorry to hear of Joy's passing. Joy always greeted everyone with a lovely smile and was absolutely the sweetest lady I know. She will be missed by all who knew her. Our deepest sympathy . Ronnie and Dione Hawkins
Dione Hawkins

To all the family, we are SO very sorry about Joy. I am so thankful she came into my life when we both worked for Fieldcrest. She always had that special smile and laugh for everyone. She will be truly missed by all of you and all of us that knew her. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to all of you at this most difficult time. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Susan & Louis Childrey

I am so sorry for your loss. Joy was always so kind and thoughtful. A special classmate to me. I always looked forward to seeing and visiting with her at our class reunions. She will be greatly missed by so many of us.
Daphne( Fair ) D'Agostino

When my brother, Ricky and I were much younger and living across the street from Ms. Wade, she would put us in the back of her station wagon with her 4 kids and take us to church. She did this many, many times. In my life, I did not know who God was until I hung around Ms. Wade and neighbor Betty Hall. Even though I made it though nursing school, I had a really hard life. I felt like I have seen God many times. He really does comes and talk to you if you believe. I saw my grandfather die from another state in a cloud, I had CPR and heard God say I was going to live longer. I went up against the Attorney General, 10 lawyers 5 times because I had a dream God said he would help me. Another is I had epilepsy when younger, I asked God to do something about it, I have not been sick in 12 years. I thought about Ms. Wade a lot, thinking what a good woman she was, watching how she hung in there when I was little, with 4 kids. For the last year I thought of her a lot, wanting to write her a letter, afraid she would think I was crazy. When my brother told me she died, I went on line, pulled up her picture, and blew her a kiss. I wish she was my momma.
Kim Shreve

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Such a loss for all and I am so very sorry for all of her children. Many prayers and hugs to each and everyone of you and my deepest sympathy Penny Hill
Penny Hill

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