Maxine Abernathy McLean • 8 Aug 1926 - 15 Mar 2010 Created by host on 3/28/2010 1:18:41 PM
Virginia Maxine Abernathy Basnight McLean, oldest child of Wilbur & Sallie Mann Abernathy, died Monday, March 15, 2010 in Apex, North Carolina after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Here is her obituary as reported in the Raleigh News & Observer —
Maxine McLean passed away peacefully on March 15, 2010 at Rex Healthcare of Apex after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Maxine was born and raised in Cokesbury, NC; raised her family in Havelock NC and ultimately moved back to the Raleigh area in the 1980s.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur Dewar Abernathy and Sallie Mann Abernathy and by her husband, Miller C. Basnight of New Bern and her son, Douglas. She is survived by her children Nancy Jordan and husband Tim of Raleigh; Miller (Buck) Basnight and wife Shelia of Wimauma, FL; Donna Evans and husband Dick of Marietta, GA; and Sallie Basnight of Raleigh, and her grandchildren Patrick & Robin Jordan of Raleigh, Virginia Basnight of Tampa, FL, Brian, Christine and Alan Evans of Georgia and step-grandson Josh Barnett of Wimauma FL. Maxine is also survived by her siblings, Bobby Abernathy and wife Billie of Louisburg, Elizabeth Byrd and husband Jim of Durham, Lynda Miller and husband Bob of Cokesbury and Horace Abernathy and wife Jane of Cokesbury and numerous loving nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend sincere and heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Rex Healthcare in Apex who provided excellent loving care to Maxine during her nine year residency there. The family also wishes to thank Hospice of Wake County for their support and care during this past week.
Flowers are welcome or donations can be made in Maxine's memory to the Ruth Sheets Adult Daycare Program at Edenton Street Methodist Church in Raleigh or to the Alzheimer’s charity of your choice.
Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Fuquay Varina on Thursday, March 18th at 1 PM. There will be a reception for friends and family immediately following in the fellowship hall. Graveside services will be on March 19th at 1 p.m. in New Bern NC at Greenleaf Memorial Park. Arrangements by Williford Funeral Home in Fuquay Varina, NC.
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