Alexander “Bro Wade” Delano Hairston, age 79, of 123 Fellowship Drive, Martinsville, Va., departed his life at 9:50 p.m. June 18, 2013, at Blue Ridge Nursing Home.
He was born to the late Mary Hairston and Jessie Ben Hairston.
He leaves his wife, Janet M. Hairston; and eight children: four daughters, Kathy (Alfred “Lee”) Jones, Anna Hairston, Brenda (Earl) Poole, of Martinsville and Patsy Hairston of Baltimore, Md. His four sons left behind are Bobbie Alexander Hairston, Ernest Hairston, Rennie (Ann) Hairston, of Martinsville, and Vell Hairston of Bakerville, Va.
He also leaves seventeen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. He leaves behind three sisters, Dorothy Waller, Erma Hairston and Anne Hobson; and one brother, Ernest Hairston.
He was preceeded in death by his brothers, Jessie Ben Hairston Jr. and James Odell Hairston; two sisters, Beatice Waller and Virginia Hairston.
The funeral service will be held Friday, June 21, 2013, at Shiloh Way of the Cross Church at 12:30 p.m. with Bishop Earley Dillard officiating. Interment will follow in Carver Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends Friday at noon until 12:30 p.m. at the church and other times at the home on 123 Fellowship Drive, Martinsville.
Arrangements are being handled by Stanfield-Miller Funeral Home.