Funeral services for Mr. Bural Thomas Wade, Jr. affectionately known as "Boy" will be held on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Friendship Baptist Church with Rev. Bernard Maddox officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Creek A.M.E. Church Cemetery.
Mr. Bural Thomas Wade Jr. was born on May 7, 1953 in Sumter County GA, the fifth of ten children born to the union of the late B T Wade and the late Lizzie Pearl Wade. At an early age he joined the Mountain Creek AME Church. He was educated in the Sumter County School System. He served in the US Army and worked diligently as a bus driver for the Sumter County School System.
During the early spring morning of Monday, May 19, 2013, the Heavenly Father made a visit to the bedside of Brother Bural Thomas Wade Jr. and said Boy Wade, my good and faithful servant, let’s take a ride. You have fought a good fight. You kept the faith. Now let’s go home and rest.
Bural was someone you loved to be around and he enjoyed life. He was a stranger to no one. Boy had a big heart and had a big smile. He was a very special brother, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. Bural was a man of profound strength and courage. He was kind, gentle and had a sweet and pleasing personality. He was kind and compassionate. He was affectionately known by his family, as Boy Wade. He loved his family and his family loved him. He was not only loved by his family but also by his friends. The children loved him and wanted to be in his company. He also wanted a hug and kiss. He also had a rare sense of humor.
He leaves to cherish his memories five children: NeKeisha (Keithon) Smith of Leesburg, Georgia. LaKista (Valerie) McCuller, Cameo Wade, Jeremy Lyles and Jamal (Whitney) Lyles of Americus Georgia; three stepchildren: Shaykerria Volley , Leonardo Bateman, and Bianca Little (deceased) of Americus Georgia; six grandchildren: Lakista McCuller Jr., Kelsey Cruz, De’Asia Goober, Jakobe McCuller, Keithon Smith Jr., and Myla McCuller of Americus; one great-grandchild: Lakista McCuller, III; eight sisters: Betty Dean of Orlando Florida, Sara (A.J) Mills, Earnestine (Willie) Colbert, of Andersonville Georgia, Carolyn Cooper of Leslie Georgia, Dr. Oneida (Arthur) Ingram, Amanda (Tony) Cooper of Americus Georgia, Brenda (Melville) Griffin, and April Wade of Atlanta Georgia; one brother: Earl (Annie) Wade of Americus Georgia. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and a countless caring and supporting friends which include a devoted caregiver Sgt. Tony Cooper; devoted friends: Queen Gibson, Edna Bateman, Harriet Little Holmes, and Tommie McCuller. Several other relatives and friends also survive.