Mary Eleanor Davis-Slade
Class of 1946
The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2005
CHESAPEAKE - Mary Eleanor Davis Slade, 76, of Princess Anne Crescent, passed away Oct. 3, 2005, at her home. Born in Shenandoah, Va., Jan. 6, 1929, Mary E. was preceded in death by her parents, Orvin and Lucille Rucker Davis formerly of Portsmouth and a brother, Orvin Davis Jr. formerly of Shenandoah.
Mary E. was a graduate of Cradock High School and Madison College. After retiring from Portsmouth public schools, she became an active member and officer of the Portsmouth Retired Teachers Association.
She especially enjoyed the friendships made through her involvement in the Churchland Woman’s Club, Red Hat Society and bridge clubs.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Fred Slade Jr.; two daughters and their husbands, Wendy Slade Mathias and Barry and Mary Slade Pollock and Cam; four grandchildren, Jordan Mathias, Zoe Mathias, Joel Pollock and Clay Pollock; plus a number of nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
A funeral will be held at 11 a . m . Friday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 4320 Bruce Road, followed by interment in Meadowbrook Mausoleum. Visitation for friends will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, Suffolk.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the American Cancer Society or a favorite charity.
The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) Tuesday, February 3, 2009
CHESAPEAKE - Fred R. Slade Jr., 80, died Jan. 31, 2009, in Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center. Mr. Slade was born in Portsmouth, the son of the late Fred R. Slade and Julia Walsh Slade. He was an independent real estate developer and a member of Saint Paul's Catholic Church. He enjoyed playing tennis and was active at the Portsmouth YMCA. He was the widower of Mary Eleanor Davis Slade since her death in 2005. Left to cherish his memory are two daughters and their husbands, Wendy Slade Mathias and Barry and Mary Slade Pollock and Cam, all of Chesapeake; four grandchildren, Jordan Mathias, Zoe Mathias, Joel Pollock and Clay Pollock; a sister, Beverly Anderson of Chesapeake; a brother, Leo F. Slade Sr. of Windsor, Va.; plus a number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Meadowbrook Mausoleum Chapel. Following the entombment, friends may join the family at his daughter's home, 3324 Meadowbrook Lane, Chesapeake, VA 23321. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Portsmouth or Chesapeake library or to the Portsmouth YMCA. Foster Funeral Home is assisting the family.