Patricia Wade Colenda, age 81, of 114 Forest Road, died Sunday, September 20, 2009 at Duke University Medical Center. A native of Carteret County, she spent most of her life in Granville County. She was the daughter of the late Howard and Sally Daniel Wade and was a member of Oxford United Methodist Church where she was a member of the choir. She retired from Oxford Orphanage Masonic Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 from Oxford United Methodist Church by the Rev. Pat Hawkins. Burial will be in Bayview Cemetery in Morehead City on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:00 PM.
Surviving is one son, Allen Colenda, Jr. of Maryland; one daughter, Ann Colenda of Oxford; one sister, Shirley W. Lucas of Morehead City; three grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Colenda is preceded in death by her late husband, Allen G. Colenda and a son, Kenneth Colenda.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until 12:00 noon in the church.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Masonic Home for Children, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565.
Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home is in charge of assisting the family. Online memorials, www.gnvfh.com, select obituaries.