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

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  1. Dear Mary Louise,

    With tears rolling down my cheeks, I write this. We are shocked and incredibly devastated to hear about Bert. Such a wonderful family man. We will always remember his awesome personality, his kind heart, his loving nature and, of course, the great softball player/teammate he was. We send you our heartfelt sympathy and much love. Our prayers are with you and all of his family.
    Wayne and Pat Bolden

  2. Bert was my friend and I always enjoyed his company. Anytime he was in the room he was making people smile. All of his pickleball friends will look back fondly on our time together.

  3. Always a smile, always a kind word…never a negative thought. This was Bert. Prayers for your family.

  4. Bert you will be missed for many reasons and we will pray for Mary Louise and Miss Lucille and all the mcDade family During this tragic time in their lives .

  5. We are so sad to hear that Bert passed away. Jeff knew Bert when he attended Ebenezer Methodist Church. Our heart felt prayers for your family..

  6. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you during this tragic time. May God wrap his loving arms around the family and comfort your family.

  7. We are so sad to hear Bert passed away!! Jeff knee Bert when he attended Ebenezer Methodist Church. Our heartfelt prayers for your family!!

  8. There are no words to express my sympathy or love for you and Bert. You two were the epitome of love and happiness together and were a role model for the kind of relationship I hope to have one day. I’m praying for you.

  9. Bert McDade was an awesome Godly man. Whom I’m thankful God put in my life’s path. He treated Mark Brown like a son. I so enjoyed our McDade family Golf trips. Payers for the family.

  10. Mary Louise,
    Our hearts are broken with yours. Bert was precious to us. We remember with gratitude the welcoming
    way he embraced us as we visited his Sunday School class for the first time. His humor and grace were matchless.
    Thinking of you, remembering Bert. Thank God for heaven. With our love and prayers.

  11. I thank God for sending Bert our way. He made the world a better place as he enriched the lives of all he met. The vision of Bert being reunited with Bert Sr., Susie, and other loved ones that have finished the race ahead of him is heart-warming. And can’t you just see that big smile on Bert’s face as Jesus says, “Well done my good and faithful servant”.

    Margaret & Gordon Kilgore

  12. Always with a smile on his face and a story to tell. Bert was a considerate, caring, thoughtful man who loved his family . He will be greatly missed by all his pickle ball family . Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family!!

  13. Such a loss is almost incomprehensible. Tender condolences for the McDade family. Praying for strength for all of you.

  14. Bert’s beautiful soul will be missed by all who knew him. I am blessed to have been able to call him friend. It is painful to lose a great man and we take comfort knowing he is in the presence of our Lord and Savior this very moment. May the peace that surpasses all understanding surround your family.

  15. Dear Mary Louise,
    With a heavy heart my thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with you. You are loved and will be here for you.

  16. Prayers for the entire family for both losses in such a sudden departure. God is in control and has your families in his loving and tender care. Know they are safe and and walking with our heavenly Father. We love you all.

  17. So sorry to hear of this tragic accident. Bert was a friend since early elementary school.
    I would go to his house and play with all his siblings. As an only child I thought he was so lucky to have brothers and sisters.
    Wonderful memories with his entire family. Bert will be missed by many. Prayers for his family.

  18. Dear Mary Louise, What a wonderful gift Bert was to our family. He was gifted in so many ways. He was a joy to be around and we certainly loved him. A bright light shined when he entered a room and a smile was alway on his face. He will remain in my heart and he will be missed. Thank you for sharing him with us.

  19. My sincere condolences to you and family Mrs. McDade & Katie. Bert was such a patient and understanding man. I’ve handled his personal insurance for 15 years and it was always a pleasure speaking with him. May the Lord wrap his comforting arms around the family at this time. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Much love coming from Epic Brokers and Consultants, Duluth GA office.

  20. Prayers for your family during this time. Pickleball will not be the same without Bert. We all loved his smile and sense of humor. We will miss him and think of him often.

  21. Our hearts are breaking for you Mary Louise and your beautiful family. There are no words for such a devastating loss. May God surround you and hold you tightly as you grieve . Your family played a special memorable part in our lives.
    Tight hugs and much love.

  22. Bert was such a blessing to both our children and the youth at SUMC. We all have such fond memories of our families at Snellville UMC. Our prayers are with you, Mary Louise and the whole family.

  23. Dear Katie and Seth- We are so sorry for your family’s loss. We will pray for you all and your whole family to have peace during this difficult time. Sending so much love- the Elhammali Family

  24. It was obvious that Bert loved the Lord and his family. He was a friendly, fun loving and a a real joy to be around. The family will be in our thoughts and prayers for comfort and encouragement.

  25. Sending prayers and heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Since he had his dad’s name,we grew up knowing Bert as little Bert in Fife community and at Bethany Methodist Church,where we all grew up together. The McDade family is so special. Heartbreaking to hear of Bert’s passing.

  26. To say we were shocked to hear of “Lil” Bert’s passing, is an understatement. We have loved the McDade family since we moved to Fairburn in the summer or 1968. Our prayers are with ALL of you!! Especially “aunt” Lucille. We wish we could be there with you, however ,we are there in spirit and prayers and love!!! To all of you, the Burton’s love you! Jean, Sharon, Ramona and Neil

  27. I am so sorry for your loss. Bert was an amazing person. He was a friend to everyone. After my school (Auburn) won the National Championship in 2011, Bert invited me to lunch one day and gave me a gift to commemorate that event. He didn’t have to do that, but he was that kind of friend. I will miss him emmencely.

  28. We both have fond school memories with Bert. We send our deepest sympathy to the family. Please know you are in our prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.

  29. To all of the family but especially Katie and Mary Louise…I am so heartbroken for you. Bert was such a crazy, fun and comforting part of my daughter, Shaylan’s, life as it’s obvious he was to so many. I am just so sorry. Love you ~ Denée

  30. Dear Mary Louise and Ms. Lucille: This is such heartbreaking and tragic news. Please know that the love Bert shared with many now reaches out to you and your family. While Christ holds Bert in one hand, He holds you in another. Bert’s contagious smile, sincerely caring attitude, and marvelous wit filled our hearts with laughter and joy. He made us feel special. Bert was like a big-brother to me, a mentor, and a dear friend. He will be greatly missed. We were truly blessed by his fun-loving spirit and friendship. You and your family have my and Terrie’s deepest sympathy.

  31. One of the finest men I have ever known. Many fond memories from the ball field and I will miss his ever present smile and banter. God has his third baseman

  32. We are still in disbelief. It is hard to put in to words just how much Bert meant to us. We will always cherish his funny personality and the times he kept everyone laughing at pickle ball. He will be missed tremendously!!! We have been truly blessed to have know him. Our prayers go out for Mary Louise and the entire family for healing and comfort. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
    Tommy and Vickie

  33. Bert created lasting and beautiful memories for those of us who where in our youth at Ebenezer United Methodist Church. He lifted our lives and our sprits beyond measure. So sad to hear of his death. Our hearts go out to his family and loved ones. He was exceptional in his wisdom and kindness. His legacy shines bright in the lives of those who knew him.

  34. Sending heartfelt condolences and prayers for your comfort and peace. Bert was doing a good deed even as he passed away. If anyone is in heaven, it’s him.

  35. So hard to grasp the news! We will be praying for the whole family at this time of sadness, but rejoice that he is with God. Our love and thoughts to the family.

  36. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Though we are left with a void, Bert is truly home.

  37. Diane and McDade family, I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of a precious family member. You will always have your memories…love to all of you.

  38. What an amazing person. Bert, you left me with fond, hilarious and fun memories. I can’t believe it. Sending all my love to the McDade family.

  39. Jean, and the entire McDade family, I’m so very sorry for the unimaginable grief you are experiencing now. If I could lift it from you and carry it myself, I would. The cost of loving people seems very high on days like this, but cling to the joy they fill our lives with. I’ll be thinking of you today, and the days to come.

  40. I am absolutely heartbroken. Heaven gained an amazing soul and smile. You have left me with so many laughs, memories, the best hugs and words of everlasting encouragement. I pray for your family during this time. I know you are so very missed and loved beyond measure.

  41. We are so sorry to hear about Bert’s passing. Our prayers for all the McDade family. ❤️❤️

    Robin Gilbert & Bob Smith

  42. Barbara and I learned of Berts passing in church this morning at Peachtree City UMC. He was always ready to work and have a good time with his friends at St.timothy’s.Bert spoke at Wilton Moulders services not too long ago. He hadn’t changed even a little bit. He will be missed froever,

  43. We were so very sorry to hear about your loss. We knew Bert when we were all in our early thirties. He had such a good sense of humor and was always fun to be around. Your family is in our prayers.

  44. I was greatly saddened to hear about Bert. He and I went to high school together and I remember him to be incredibly kind, with a way of making you laugh. My heart breaks for Mary Louise as she has not only lost her husband and best friend but her mom as well. I pray God walks her through this horrific time and holds her close as she journeys through the grieving process. I pray her family holds on to the wonderful memories they have and those memories will forever keep Bert alive in their hearts.

  45. Like so many, I was shocked and devastated to learn of Bert’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences. My heart aches for your pain..
    May he rest in eternal peace.
    “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”

  46. Like so many, I was shocked and devastated to learn of Bert’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences. My heart aches for your pain..
    May he rest in eternal peace.
    “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”

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