Mary Bell Maybell (McRae) Buie

July 18, 1946 ~ February 25, 2018 (age 71)

Ms. Mary Bell Buie, known to everyone as “Maybell,” daughter of the late Mr. Dan McRae and the late Mrs. Mary Frances McRae. Mary Bell was born July 18, 1946 in Robeson County, North Carolina. God called her home to rest on Sunday, February 25, 2018.

She received her education through the Red Springs Public Schools and was a 1966 graduate of Red Springs High School. She was formerly employed by Clayson until her health failed.

Maybell loved everyone. She was a loving, caring, compassionate person who was loved by all. Anytime you seen her she would either greet you with a smile or a warm hug. Maybell was always either surrounded by or giving love. She never met any strangers and knew everyone!

Mary Bell was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church as a young child and later became a member of First Freewill Baptist Church when it was established. She attended until her health began to decline. She was a member of the Adult Choir, Senior Choir, and the Gospel Free Willets.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Lacy Buie, Jr.; her parents, Dan and Mary McRae; her brothers, George, Dan Henry, Maurice, Eugene, and Leander McRae; a godson, Jawsie McKoy and five aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be conducted: Viewing will be held Friday, March 2, 2018 at First Freewill Baptist Church in Red Springs, NC from 6-8 and the Funeral will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 2pm at St. Joseph Miracle Revival Center in Red Springs, NC with Apostle Anthony Buie, Officiating. Burial will follow immediately after service at the St. Joseph Memorial Garden.

She leaves to cherish her memories: her daughters: Jennifer Rouse (Robert) of Red Springs, NC and Tracy Sinclair of Fayetteville, NC; one son, Willie Dean Johnson, Jr., of Red Springs, NC and a step-daughter Velveta Dupree of Red Springs, NC. Seven sisters: Mary Rogers of New York; Delores Monroe, of Red Springs, NC; Gloria McCollum (Eddie) of Red Springs, NC; Paulette Knights (Johnnie) of Atlanta, GA; Clarice McCormick, Catherine McKoy (Marion), and Annette McPhaul all of Red Springs, NC. Six brothers: Linwood McRae (Molly) of Red Springs, NC; Robert McRae (Gina) of Virginia; Randy McRae of Red Springs, NC; James McRae of Fayetteville, NC; Bobby McRae of New York; and Cornelius Hines of Wilmington, NC. Two brothers-in-law: Henry Buie (Jeanette) and William Buie both of Red Springs, NC.

[Related image] Eight grandchildren: Crystal Banks (Willie), Robin Rouse (Damon), Sloan Sinclair, Solan Sinclair, Sheauna Johnson, Najeh Johnson, Will Dupree (Katrina), and Ebony Brite (Aldon). Five great-grandchildren: Willie Banks, JynAsis Banks, Quadir Fleming, Rylee Banks, and Daylin Blackmon. Four aunts: Bishop Veorah Davis (Rev. Johnnie), Annie McDougald, Shirley Bronson, and Maggie Bronson. Two uncles: Rev. Walter Bronson (Irma) and Rev. Robert Bronson (Gladys); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and numerous special friends.

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