Born in Atlanta, Georgia on November 2, 1949
Departed on November 4, 2019 and resided in Braselton, Georgia
- Memorial Service: Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church
- Friday November 8, 2019 11:00am
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Bert Moritz McDade Jr. was born at Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta to Bert Moritz McDade Sr. and Lucille Ellis McDade on November 2, 1949. Bert attended Campbell High School in Fairburn, GA and graduated in1967. He got his undergraduate degree in English at West Georgia and then continued on to obtain a Masters of Divinity at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Bert was a Methodist minister for 9 years. His first church was Ebenezer UMC in Fayetteville and he was the founding minister of Peachtree City United Methodist Church. After leaving the ministry in 1980 he began a lifelong career in insurance sales. . Even though Bert formally left the ministry in 1980 he was always active in both youth and adult ministry and often taught his Sunday School class. On August 14, 1982 he married the love of his life, Mary Louise Tucker and they shared 37 years of loving marriage that included 4 children, 6 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. Bert loved sports, especially Georgia Tech Football and the Atlanta Braves. Bert played softball his whole life and had recently become very involved in the neighborhood Pickleball group.
Bert is survived by his wife, Mary Louise McDade (Tucker); Children: Matthew Bryan McDade (spouse Jennifer McDade), Amanda McDade Dixon, Sarah McDade Morgan (spouse Robert Morgan), Katie McDade Bruner (Seth Bruner); Grandchildren: Mason Taylor Hallman, Brantley Emerson Dixon, Tucker Griffin Morgan, Cooper Ellis Morgan, Finlay James McDade, Jacoby Michael Bruner; Mother, Lucille Ellis McDade; Siblings: Diane McDade Timmons (spouse Tim Timmons), Jane McDade Harper (spouse Louis Harper), James Lee McDade (spouse Charlene McDade), Elsie Jean McDade (spouse Cliff Phelps), and William Julian McDade.
Bert is preceded in death by his father, Bert Moritz McDade Sr. and his sister Susan McDade Crisci.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, November 8, 2019 at Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church.
Arrangements by Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.