Mrs. Mae Drew Black was born on January 22, 1924 to Mr. Tebe and Mrs. Esther Milner in Camp Hill, Alabama. She was the youngest of nine children and always said she was Mama’s baby to get what she wanted. Ms. Mae went on to have nine beautiful children of her own. Her one and only son and one daughter preceded her in death. Ms. Mae worked several jobs to ensure her children had shoes on their feet. Her jobs consisted of nursing, housekeeping, dispatcher, working in the ribbon factory, picking cotton and working in the hospital. She loved going to church, singing, good food, socializing, talking with children, and making sure her children were in church when the church doors opened. She knew how to light up a room with just a smile and she knew how to talk anyone out of their own money. However, Ms. Mae would give you the clothes off of her back and her last penny. Ms. Mae gave up her earthly life to gain her wings on Sunday, September 1, 2019 in the Pensacola Florida Baptist Hospital. She will always be loved and truly missed. She leaves to cherish her memory: her only sister, Mattie Westbrooks; her daughters, Charlene Straughter, Sarah Carter, Barbara Milner, Bernice Thomas, Veronica (Darryl) Rines, Judy Glenn and Belvis (Isaiah) Wright; twenty-eight grandchildren; many, many great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren, who all brought great joy to her later years; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Our Mother loved everyone and she will be missed by her family and friends.
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