A funeral service was held Jan. 8 at St. Michael’s Methodist Church, 37 Virginia Avenue, Jersey City for Agleane Wade. She was born in Meigs, Ga., to the late Preston Lewis and Rosa Lee Conage. She married Charlie Wade on Nov. 17, 1940 and migrated to Jersey City in 1946. From this union eight children were born: Willie Lee, Arlene, Geraldine, Mary, Cellestine, Linda, Jacqueline and Naima. She was co-owner with her husband of CandC Food Store at 176 Martin Luther King Drive for fifteen years. Aglean also served as a chef for the staff of the Queen Elizabeth II Cruise Ship while it was being serviced at Bayonne Military Ocean Terminal. She was a founding member of Little Rock Baptist Church in Jersey City where she became mother of the church and served on numerous boards and committees. She was also president of the Delta Royal Social Club. Agleane was a strong woman of God who prayed and read the Bible vigilantly. She enjoyed holidays with her family where she was well known for her delicious food and desserts. Surviving to cherish Agleane’s memory are seven daughters: Arlene Hampton, Geraldine Groover, Mary, Cellectine, Linda and Naima Wade and Jacqueline Pleasant; one son, Willie L. Wade; three sons-in-law, William J. Hampton, Joseph Pleasant and Lou Jackman; two brothers, Clifford and Edward Lewis; four sisters, Agnes Roberts and Ella Murray, Leola Davis and Juanita Tillman;17 grandchildren, William Charles Hampton, Karima Angele’ Bryant, George Levon, David and Michael Groover, Stacy Wade, Ayana Marisol and Taina Yendi Rodgriguez, Tiwana Wada, Ahman and Saeed Hammond, Cherron and Jasmine Wade, Charlie Qumar and Jaron Wade and Amir and Samir Pleasant; sixteen great grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Lee Roberts and Pat Tillman; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services arranged by the Jackson Funeral Residence, Jersey City.

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