Maxie Mae (Wayne) Mabe (Wilkes)

November 21, 1935 ~ May 1, 2018 (age 82)

Mrs. Maxie Mae Wayne Mabe, 82, of North Wilkesboro, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at her residence.

She was born Thursday, November 21, 1935 in Ashe County to the late Rufus Hix Wayne and Zola Mae Sheets Wayne.

Maxie graduated from Jefferson High in 1954. She had worked the lunch counter at Eckerd Drug Store and in the floral department at Kmart.

She was a member of the Friendship Church of the Brethren. She was active in VBS, Sunday school, and mission work.

Maxie “Mom” had many passions including arranging flowers for special occasions, directing events within her church and weddings. Maxie “Mom” had a special talent in culinary arts. Many can attest to her fine foods and ability to come up with new recipes from scratch.

Maxie is survived by her husband of 63 years, Hoke Mabe; sons,  Leon Mabe (Darlene) of Salisbury, Steven Mabe( Lisa) of Millers Creek; grandchildren, Jessica Barker (Jake) of Roaring River, Dawn Holcombe ( Jimmy), Cody Mabe; great grandchild, Josh Holcombe, all of Salisbury.

The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Monday May 7, 2018 at Adams Funeral Home of Wilkes Chapel in Moravian Falls. Burial will follow the funeral at Sheets Cemetery in Laurel Springs. Pastor Gary Benesh will be officiating.

Visitation will be held at 2:00-2:45 pm, prior to the Funeral Service at the Adams Funeral Home of Wilkes Chapel.

Flowers will be appreciated and memorial donations may be given to Friendship Church of the Brethren Youth, c/o Ronnie Sheets, 179 Pads Road, Wilkesboro, N.C. 28697 or Sheets Gap Cemetery c/o Keith Wayne, 6326 Box Chase Drive, Davidson, NC 28036.

The family would like to thank Pruitt Hospice, Friendship Church of the Brethren and everyone for their love, support and the many letters and cards Maxie received which she was unable to respond too.

Condolences may be sent to:  www.adamsfunerals.comAdams Funeral Home of Wilkes has the honor of serving the Mabe Family

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