“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the Righteous Judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” Timothy 4 7-8
Sudie Mae Flowers affectionately known as Mae was born on April 30, 1928 in Evergreen, NC to the late Henry and Mary McDowell. As a child, she attended Evergreen Elementary School and later ascended to Evergreen’s Mt. Olive High School. At the age of 11 she was baptized and joined the St Mary Baptist Church, under the leadership of W.D. Mitchell. She was an active member from an early age, working in Sunday Schools, and singing on. Both the Junior Choir and Church Chorus. She loved to uplift the Lord’s name through song.
As a young woman, Ms. Flowers married Willie Flowers, and was the beloved mother of three, Willie George, James (Vivian) Hamilton, and Mary Ruth (Preceded her in death). She also leaves behind one God-daughter, Nan Wooten. Many of her childrens friends regarded her as their “Mother” as well.
After a 25 year career in the sewing industry, Ms. Flowers retired from the Maline Sewing Corp in 1990. Ms. Flowers has lived her life as a pattern for others to follow. She was loved and adored by all for her quiet strength and wisdom. She truly exemplified a Christian woman, whose price is far above rubies.
She was preceded in death by all her siblings; Thomas McDowell Fred McDowell, Flora Poe, Gladys Pate and George Nance. She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Jerome Flowers. She leaves to mourn, seven grandchildren, fourteen, great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, and a host of family and friends.
Services will be Held On Tuesday October 27, 2020 at 1 PM at Evergreen Community Cemetery in Evergreen.
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