In his early years, Nathaniel grew up in the Acres Homes neighborhood in Houston, Texas, later moving to the Studewood neighborhood in his formative teenage years. He would spend his summers on his grandfather Dee Duncan’s dairy farm in Moscow, Texas where he made many fond memories growing up in the country life alongside his grandfather who he loved dearly. This molded his love for the country life. He attended A.B. Anderson Elementary, Allen Elementary and Frank Black Junior High, graduating in the class of 1978 from Booker T. Washington High School where he played a variety of sports including baseball, basketball and football for Booker T. Washington Golden War Eagles. After graduation he went on to coach little league football for the Clark Park Warriors, as well as T-Ball. He was great with children.


He further went on to become director of the Houston Community College Intramural League where he also coached and played. Nathaniel loved professional baseball, football, and basketball. After many jobs including working at Sears Roebuck as an assistant manager and cashier, and Exxon as security, he went on to make a career with the Texas Department of Corrections where he retired as a Sergeant of Corrections after 20 years at the Ramsey I unit in Rosharon, Texas. He moved on to obtain his CDL and started a new career with Houston METRO as a professional bus driver where he was until his passing. He also enjoyed old western movies & western TV shows, as well as old Hollywood musicals. He acquired his love for old Hollywood musicals from sitting and watching alongside his late father, Daniel Wade.


He had a vast, indepth knowledge of all the old Hollywood actors and their careers. He also loved US and world history and knew something about anything in US or world history, as well as enjoyed current politics. Nathaniel also enjoyed dancing and was known to be a very good Zydeco and country western dancer, spending hours on the dance floor showing off his unique style and amazing talent. Nathaniel met Delia Q. Sanchez in July 2000 and later married. They had no children except for their beloved horses, Hondo, Sunshine, Velvet, Dante, Stormy and the baby of the herd and greatest joy, Reina. Nathaniel enjoyed participating in trail rides, beach rides, parades and showing family and friends how to ride.


Nathaniel departed this life at home surrounded by the love of his wife, family and friends on October 24, 2023. He leaves to cherish precious memories his wife, Delia Q. Sanchez, brothers Daniel E. Wade (Tina), Barry E. Wade (Renita), Ricky D. Wade, Anthony E. Wade (Cynthia), and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends who were all very near and dear to his heart. A visitation for Nathaniel will be held Sunday, November 5, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Calvary Hill Funeral Home, 21723 Aldine-Westfield Road, Humble, TX 77338. A celebration of life will occur Sunday, November 5, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, 21723 Aldine-Westfield Road, Humble, TX 77338. A repass will occur Sunday, November 5, 2023 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, 21723 Aldine Westfield Rd, TX 77338-. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Wade family.

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October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit

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Calling all teenage student-athletes! If you have dreams of playing college soccer and wish to represent an HBCU, the HBCU ID Camp is your golden opportunity. From 8 am to 5 pm on November 11-12, Houston Sports Park will transform into a hub for aspiring male and female soccer players. Coaches from HBCUs across the nation will be present to evaluate, scout, and offer valuable feedback. Moreover, they might even spot the next soccer prodigy to join their collegiate soccer programs. This camp is not just about honing your soccer skills but also a chance to connect with the HBCU soccer community. You’ll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to excel on the field and in the classroom, which is crucial for a college athlete. The HBCU ID Camp is an excellent platform to network with coaches, learn from experienced athletes, and take the first steps toward your college soccer journey. To secure your spot at this incredible event, don’t forget to register [here](insert registration link). Space is limited to 120 participants, so make sure to reserve your place before it’s too late. It’s time to turn your dreams of playing college soccer into a reality.

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