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Mr. Gordon Quentin Slade, Sr., 90 of Brown Summit, NC depart­ed this earthly life on March 20, 2019. His funeral will be held 3:00PM on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Locust Grove Baptist Church, 4707 Hwy 150, Brown Summit, NC. Visitations will start 30min prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

He was born on January 21, 1929 in Brown Summit, NC at the home place where he lived all of his life. His parents were the late Sam “Lude” and Odell Nichols Slade.

Gordon was retired from Cone Mills Corporation, Greensboro, NC after 50 years of service. He also enjoyed gardening, his fami­ly and friends. He was a very quiet and gentle soul.

Gordon was a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church, where he joined as a child and then rededicated his life at the age of 70. He and his wife, Viola came to church faithfully until their health began to decline.

Gordon was joined in Holy Matrimony to Viola Crite Slade for 69 years. To this union they were blessed with five wonderful children.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Wilma McEachcern and one daughter-in law, Darrell Slade.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Viola C. Slade; five children, Wanda Williamson (Chuckie) of Reidsville, NC, Gordon Slade, Jr. of Winston Salem, NC, Betty Slade of Charlotte, NC, Jimmy  Slade (Thekla) of Greensboro, NC and  Michael Slade of Kernersville, NC; 14 Grandchildren, 20 Great-Grandchildren; special nieces, Catherine Singleton and Vanessa Harris; special nephew, Robert Singleton; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Woodard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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  • Friday, March 22, 2019
    The staff off Woodard Funeral Home will continue to keep your family in our prayers.
    ~ Woodard Funeral Home
  • Saturday, March 23, 2019
    Wanda, I am sorry for your lost. You and your family are in my prayers. Angie
    ~ Angenella Falls   Graham, NC
  • Friday, March 22, 2019
    May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories as you celebrate a life of longevity and joyful times you had together. May God’s loving kindness give you the strength you need to endure.- Psalms 29:11. For more encouraging words please go to
    ~ Lynn
  • Sunday, March 24, 2019
    Our Lord is great and is mighty in power, His understanding is beyond measure. Please take comfort in knowing that God cares for you this most difficult time. And he will help you endure. 1 Peter 5:7
    ~ Tamika Baker   Saint Marys, GA
  • Monday, March 25, 2019
    To the family, I express my deepest condolences for the loss of your love one. In the Bible, God expresses death as a "sting." (1 Corinthians 15:55,56) So this means that behind death, there is a painful hurt. He also knows what it is like to experience losing a love one as "he did not spare his own son but handed him over for us all." (Romans 8:32) But soon God will do something amazing. "All those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." (John 5:28,29) God will use his Son to bring back all our dead loved ones to life! What a joy that will be! There, God "will wipe out every tear from (our) eyes and death will be no more neither mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore."(Revelation 21:4) So yes, although experiencing the temporary sting of death, we will have the prospect of joy living on a paradise earth free of death forever! A wonderful website with more information on this subject is This is where more Bible truths await us all. Please visit the website in hopes to add more comfort to your hearts. (2 Corinthians 1:3) Again, sorry for your loss.
    ~ J. Bryant   rocky Mount, NC
  • Monday, March 25, 2019
    God will sustain you with his "right hand of righteousness." during this difficult time and through each passing day. Isaiah 41:10 says:..."I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness." Isaiah 41:13; I "am grasping your right hand, the One [God] saying to you,...'I will help you.'" Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you!
    ~ Rachel Morton   Graham,, NC
  • Saturday, March 23, 2019
    Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your dear love one. May you find comfort in knowing that Jehovah God will soon eliminate such pain and suffering by means of his kingdom Psalms 46:1, 7. For more comforting words please go to search comfort.
    ~ Dorothy   Greensboro, NC
  • Saturday, March 23, 2019
    You have our deepest sympathies. We love you and will keep you in our prayers
    ~ Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Pinnix and family   Reidsville, NC
  • Sunday, March 24, 2019
    My brother James, I am sorry for the lost of your father. As you stated he is in a better place. Remember that I am still here for you and we will be getting together soon. I am praying for peace and understanding for your entire family.
    ~ Rodney Williams   Greensboro, NC
  • Sunday, April 28, 2019
    We're so sorry to hear you are suffering the loss of your dear loved one. May you find strength and some comfort in the words found in Nahum 1:7 which reads: ”Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him.” Our loving God cares about us and is ready to bring us comfort if we allow him (1John 5:14). He also has made the provision of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored into a beautiful paradise (Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55:11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your dear loved one? Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Sunday, April 28, 2019
    We are saddened to know you are grieving the recent loss of your loved one. May you find comfort in the words found in Psalms 34:18 which reads: “ Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Our loving God cares about us and is ready to bring us comfort if we allow him (1John 5:14). He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored into a beautiful paradise (Acts 24:15 Isaiah 55;11). See and imagine yourself welcoming back to life your dear loved one? Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez