OBITUARY

Sophia Garvelee Wade

December 6, 1970November 18, 2021

Obituary for the Life of Sophia Garvelee Wade

When days are dark and the road gets weary, there's someone there to hold your hand. When times get hard and you cannot bear it, there's someone who has borne it all. So, give to Jesus Christ your praises, for He alone had died for you. Don't let it seem that it's not worth it, He has prepared for you, keep holding on.

Sophia Garvelee Wade, made her entrance to this world on Sunday, December 6,1970 to father Norrie Wilson and mother Alverene Horne Wolfe at Norwich District, Port Antonio, Portland, Jamaica.

Sophia, affectionately called Beviene, was the only child for Alverene. She was the pride and joy of the family, especially her grandparents, as she was the first to start the second generation of the Horne family. She was baptized at the age of 16 and was a member of the Port Antonio New Testament Church of God.

From a very early age there were signs that she would excel in life, and so it was no surprise when she was selected from Norwich Primary to mount the cover page for one of the country's Language Arts Booklet in 1979. Sophia's achievement did not stop there, as at the age of 11 years, she was awarded a place at the Titchfield High School. This achievement was seen as a great accomplishment as she was the first member of the family to attend this noble institution. At this level, there was no stopping for Sophia. After graduating from high school, including an additional two years in 6th form Sophia was accepted to The University of the West Indies Jamaica, where she spent one year before migrating to the United States.

In 1990, she met Basil Wade and developed a friendship that turned into a relationship. During this time, Sophia attended and graduated from Lehman College City University of New York. She was accepted into Howard University School of Medicine and later School of Pharmacy and received her doctorate.

On June 20,1995, Sophia & Basil welcomed their only son, Andre. They were married on September 18, 1998, in Alexandria Virginia. Later that same year on December 5,1998, they welcomed their second child, Tara. On June 14, 2004, their third child, Keira, came into the world. Everyone who knew Sophia, knew that her children were her life. She loved being a mother and doted on her children. She was always supportive and encouraging, always wise and kind and she was very proud of them.

Sophia completed her residency in 2001 and began her career later that year in June 2001 when she began working at Medstar Washington Hospital Center. Sophia celebrated 20 years of outstanding service in the clinical pharmacy department. During her time at Medstar she worked and developed lifelong relationships with Dr. Irene Brown and Dr. Cynthia Willis as well as numerous other amazing colleagues.

Sophia was an avid reader, loving, caring and a kind individual. Growing up as a child, she loved her space, especially when she was studying. She was a reserved individual, but she was always ready to help her loved ones, especially her cousins, whenever the need arose. She was a light to others and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Dr. Sophia Garvelee Wade suddenly departed this life on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at her home in Middle River, Maryland.

Many times we are tried and tested as we travel day by day. Oft' we meet with pain and sorrow for there's trouble in the way. But I have the sweetness assurance that our souls the Lord will lead, for in Him there is strength for every day. Yes His Grace is sufficient for us. May the soul of our departed Sophia finds sweet rest.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Basil; her three children Andre, Tara and Keira; her mother Alverene Horne Wolfe, father Norrie Wilson & his wife Alma; three brothers and two sisters, her cherished aunts Margaret and Perina; uncles Iton, Felmore and Wilbert; cherished closest cousins Annesa, Clyde, Dionne, Craig, Ava, Khonesa and a host of other family and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit at Schimunek Funeral Home Inc., 9705 Belair Rd. Nottingham, MD 21236, on Friday, December 10, 2021, from 3-5 and 7-9 PM. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM, at First Church of God (Middle River), a visitation will be held at church from 10AM-11AM. Interment will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Gardens. The repass will follow the service at The Cellar II, 7631 Harford Rd. Baltimore, MD 21234 from 2-6 PM. Online condolences may be left at www.schimunekfuneralhomes.com.

Services

10 December

Visitation

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Schimunek Funeral Home

9705 Belair Rd.
Nottingham, MD 21236

10 December

Visitation

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Schimunek Funeral Home

9705 Belair Rd.
Nottingham, MD 21236

11 December

Viewing in Church

10:00 am - 11:00 am

First Church of God

1001 Middle River Rd.
Middle River, MD 21220

11 December

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

First Church of God

1001 Middle River Rd.
Middle River, MD 21220

11 December

Committal Service

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Holly Hill Memorial Gardens

10201 Bird River Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21220

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MedStar Washington Hospital Pharmacy Pharmacy Family

December 2, 2021

Dr. Sophia Wade affectionately called Sophie, was an invaluable resource to The MedStar Healthcare brand. She was a team player committed to quality assured patient care for over 2 decades. Sophia imparted her knowledge, and support with on-hand tutelage, and mentorship without ego. Sophia’s smile, jovial laugh, and altruistic spirit will be unreplaced. She was an associate to MedStar but was a friend and family to all. We will all miss her but she will remain in our hearts forever.

Dionne and family

December 2, 2021

Beviene was A kind hearted, warm and generous soul. She will be remembered for her brilliance, tenacity, hard work, and compassion. She touched the hearts of all who knew her through her selfishness, patience, humor, and devotion. She was a phenomenal mother, wife, friend, and relative. Her memory will continue to live through us all. Her departure from this world was unforeseen and untimely. Although we will miss her dearly, we take comfort in knowing that she is in a better place. Once an angel on earth now an angel and I am in heaven. We love you!

Wilbert Horne

December 2, 2021

Sophia, my mind still cannot process the news of your passing. You hold a special place in my heart. I watched as you grew into a beautiful, kind and smart young lady. Growing up, I felt like you were my younger sister. I will always cherish the memories of taking you each day, to and from school, even when you were tired of walking, I carried you on my back. I miss those moments we share together and will hold those memories close to my heart. Sophia, you will always have a special place in my heart forever. Rest in Peace.

Filmore Horne and family

December 2, 2021

Sophia leaves a huge hole in my heart, the rest of my family and her friends hearts. I still remember the day Alverine brought her home. She was such a beautiful vibrant baby, full of joy. She was the first baby, in the house and everyone was happy. My mom used to read to her every night so that it would let her form a love of reading. Later on in life when she would get home from school, she would always be reading a book. Sophia was not only smart, but she also had a good heart and will be truly missed. Sophia was always a big sister to all her younger cousins and a role model. And again she will be greatly missed. How great it is to know that the Bible says there will be a time where we won't have to face death and suffering any more. And we'll be able to see our dead loved ones. So I look forward to the time where I can see my precious niece again.

Ms. Annesa Bell

December 2, 2021

My sister , my cousin, my friend. I wish I could tell you that I’m not ready to let you go, but you’ve already departed and my heart is feeling low. I am so thankful for the many happy memories we shared while growing up together. You were loving, kind, thoughtful and always full of joy. You were always ready to give a listening ear whenever I would call. Bev, you were always there for me. You always knew just what to say to uplift me whenever I was down. You would always tell me “ sometimes it will get rough, but never give up, always be strong”. For that, I am truly blessed to have had the opportunity to call you my big sis. Now, I am filled with sadness and grief. I cannot say goodbye, so I wish you eternal peace. Sleep in Peace, Bev!!

Jacquie Cameron

December 1, 2021

My tribute to Sophia Though I would rather it be under different circumstances that I speak of my closest friend Sophia, it’s an honor to pay tribute to my dear friend. I know life is unfair sometimes by taking away the ones we love, but we have to adjust. Reflecting on all my interactions with Sophia brings back memories that will remain with me for a lifetime. Sophia was very quiet and private, yet she could make you feel at ease with just one of her smiles. I remember in high school, I wasn’t prepared for a test, and Sophia assured me that all I had to do was pray for remembrance, and God would answer. To my surprise, it worked like a charm; not only did I pass the test, but it was the highest grade I ever got in that class. Though we chose a different area of study, we always kept in touch, especially on birthdays, holidays and other special occasions. Even when distance separated us, we sought out each other and shared our accomplishments and disappointments. I could always tell her anything and everything without fear of embarrassment, rebuke or it being repeated by another. When my Mommy went home to Heaven (may she continue to sleep in peace), Sophia was there with words of comfort and love, offering me the support and strength I needed to go on. My friend, though you are no longer here with us, you will be dearly missed. Let’s make sure Sophia is never forgotten and that her memory lives on.

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