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Rita Mansfield Wade

March 19, 1958 — December 13, 2023


Rita Mansfield Wade

Rita Mansfield Wade, 65, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at her home. She was born on March 19, 1958 in Alamance County. Rita was the wife of forty-seven years to Donald “Don” Ray Wade of the home.

She is also survived by her daughter, Misty Wade; her mother, Louise Mansfield; a son-in-law, C. David Satterfield; three grandchildren, Jonathon Shatterly, Brittany Bright and Peyton Bright; a great granddaughter, Alaina Shatterly; her sisters, Beverly Gail Bright and husband Tommy, and Cindy Petty; a brother, Bobby Mansfield and wife Patty; and several nieces and nephews. Rita was preceded in death by a daughter, Cristy Wade Satterfield; her father, Leon “Buddy” Mansfield; and a brother, David Kernodle.

Rita retired as a custodian from the Alamance-Burlington School System and attended Trinity Baptist Church. She enjoyed decorating, working in her yard and in her flowers, was an animal lover and enjoyed taking care of all of her animals from chickens, ducks and her sugar gliders. But most of all she loved spending time with her family.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, December 16, 2023 at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Tommy Bright and Rev. Mark Mitchell. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm Friday evening at the funeral home and other times at the residence.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital You may watch the service online.

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Past Services


Friday, December 15, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory

2205 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 16, 2023

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