Faye Griswold Wade

Faye Griswold Wade

Faye Griswold Wade
May 16, 1943 – May 3, 2024

Faye Griswold Wade, May 16,1943 Wendell, NC, died suddenly on Friday, May 3,2024. The beloved wife of Mark S. Wade and the mother of Rusty Taylor. She was born in Wake County to the late Willie Gerland and Katie Bunn Griswold. Faye was a graduate of Wakelon High School, Class of 1961, and was chosen “Best All Around” by her graduating class. She was a strong woman of faith and showed her dedication to the Zebulon Baptist Church as a lifelong member, Administrative Deacon, Nursery leader and served on a multitude of committees. She began her career at First Citizens Bank, moved to Wake Med then transitioned to Raleigh Orthopedics and ended her career as she returned back to Wake Med.

Faye was a member of the Friends of Wakelon board. Faye was found most days and weekends on the golf course. She fell in love with golf at a young age and her love for the sport never wavered as she volunteered to help organize numerous golf tournaments and played in Jack and Jill tournaments with her true love, Mark Wade. Her other days were filled with playing cards and enjoying time with her close friends. She was preceded in death by her siblings, W. G. Griswold & Janet Griswold Whitley.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Mark Wade of the home, son, Rusty Taylor (Wendy), grandchildren, Nikki Taylor, Zach Taylor, great- grandchildren Bristol, Lane, Malachi, and Elias. Faye was a loving aunt to her nephews and nieces Chuck Griswold, ( Kim), Ken Griswold, and Melissa Fisch (Pete). Faye had sisters-in-law Patricia Griswold Roberson and Emily Vinson. Faye enjoyed time with her great nephews; Taylor, Scott and Tanner Griswold (Katie), Drew and Garrett Fisch, Jay Vinson and great-great niece Whitney Mae Griswold, as well many other family members. Faye was a great friend to everyone she met and had an amazing friend circle that she considered family. Last but not least, Willy, her best canine friend and loving snuggle buddy.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Wake County SPCA, 200 Petfinder Lane
Raleigh, NC 27603

Visitation will be 1:30 – 3 pm, Tuesday, Zebulon Baptist Church with her memorial service to follow at 3.

Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St. Wendell.


  • james stocks Posted May 6, 2024 11:21 am

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers will continue for you and the family.

  • Regina Parham Posted May 6, 2024 11:37 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers

  • Sherry and Mike Munden Posted May 6, 2024 6:19 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed our time with our Wendell friends. Love you dearly. You will be in our prayers.

  • Hedy Creech Posted May 7, 2024 8:37 am

    another angel God be with her family during the time is grieving. She was truly a jewel to our lives. Lot of good memories left .

  • Bob Brantley Posted May 12, 2024 10:45 am

    Mark & Family, Please know how sad we are for your loss of Faye. My brothet,Bill, and I remember her as a very smart young girl in our Zebulon Baptist Church Sunday school class.
    Please accept our prayers & sincere sympathies,
    Bob & Mary Brantley – Greenville,SC

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