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Marie Cade

November 16, 1932 — June 18, 2023

Allen, Texas

 

LIFE STORY

MARIE WILLIEEN CADE was born November 16th to William Gardner and Nora (James) Gardner, in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was the oldest of two children. William (Bill) preceded her in death.

Marie’s formative years were spent in Louisiana and California and was reared in Seattle, Washington.  She was a member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, where she accepted her Lord and Savior at a young age and developed her love for singing.  She and her brother Bill often traveled with their mother Nora, also known as Lady Song Bird, at the many requests to perform at various churches throughout the Washington area.  Marie attended Garfield High School, graduating in the class of 1952.  She was an active member of the school choir, ladies' chorus and small vocal ensembles.  After High School she continued her education, graduating from Seattle Business School.

In her early adult years Marie moved to Kansas City, Missouri where she met her beloved, Alfred Rudolph Cade, Sr. They were married seven months later. Marie joined Alfred at Paseo Baptist Church, serving faithfully under the leadership of the late Dr. D.A. Holmes and later the late Dr. Charles J. Briscoe and Reverend Delmar White.  She was a member of the usher board, adult choir, Treble Clefs, Sunday School Teacher, women's missionary group, hospitality committee and a deaconess.  Despite her busy church schedule, Marie made time to enjoy her hobbies, which included, cooking, entertaining, travel and of course shopping.  Marie enjoyed the simple things in life, such as, family and friends. She loved her Lord and Savior, rising early with Him in prayer and meditation.  Marie was a godly wife and shared forty-eight years with her love Alfred.  Marie spent countless hours volunteering at her children's schools.  She had such a visible presence; she was asked to accept the position of librarian at Meservey Elementary School.  Marie accepted the challenge working several years educating young minds on reading, poetry, literature and navigating the Dewy Decimal System.  It was there that Marie found her passion, returning to school to obtain her credentials as a Teacher Assistant.  Marie was employed with the Kansas City School district for twenty-five years at Mary Harmon Weeks Elementary, Swinney Elementary and Martin Luther King Middle Schools.  Marie never forgot the name of a student. Often, she would run into a former student, who always greeted her with a smile, and was amazed that she would call them by name.  Although one might think Marie was too busy to add anything else, she managed to be an active member of the PTA and Booster Club, proudly serving as committee secretary. With her children all active in school sports, Marie was known as “team mom” often bringing her famous homemade chili and brownies to the events.  After retiring from the Kansas City Missouri School District, Marie taught at the Paseo Baptist Learning Center, now known as the Erma L. Williams Learning Center.  Although she remained busy, she always had time for her grandchildren, the pride and joys of her life.

In 2007, two years after her husband's death, Marie went to Allen, Texas for the birth of her fifth grandchild. It was then that she decided to relocate there, to help with her new granddaughter.  Marie soon became a member of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, making many new friends along the way.  In November of 2022, Marie was surprised with an elegant birthday party in Allen, Texas.  She was surrounded with family and friends to help her celebrate 90 years of life.

Marie was a Godly wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was a blessing to many, loved by many and will be missed by many.  Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband Alfred R. Cade, Sr., her son Alfred R. Cade, Jr., her brother William Gardner.

To cherish her loving memories are her children: Joi Cade Worline (Chris), Sherri Rawlins (Leonard), Richard Cade, Lorine Webb.  Grandchildren: Ciera Cade, Cartier (CJ) Cade, Ricee Cade, Erick (EJ) Cade, Gabriella Rawlins, Jaxson Cade, Reginald Rawlins (Lisa). Daughter in Law, Dorothy Cade. Great grandchildren: Naveah Amore Cade, Teal A Rawlins.  A host of nieces, nephews and countless friends.

 

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, followed by a service celebrating Marie’s life at 11:00 am, on Wednesday, June 28, at Paseo Baptist Church, 2501 Paseo, Kansas City, MO 64108.  Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery. 

 

 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, followed by a service celebrating Marie’s life at 11:00 am, on Wednesday, June 28, at Paseo Baptist Church, 2501 Paseo, Kansas City, MO 64108.  Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

A service celebrating Marie’s life at 11:00 am, on Wednesday, June 28, at Paseo Baptist Church, 2501 Paseo, Kansas City, MO 64108. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery

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Burial

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

1:30 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Leavenworth National Cemetery

150 Muncie Rd., Leavenworth, KS 66048

Burial will be at 1:30PM at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

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