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Graveside Service

St Stephen Catholic Church
Friday January 29th, 2021

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Mae Bain

Helen Mae “Ma Bain” Gregory Bain, 89 of Sanford passed away Sunday January 24, 2021. 


Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am Friday at Lee Memory Gardens.


COVID 19 guidelines will be followed. Social distancing and facial coverings are required.


Mrs. Bain was born in Harnett Co a daughter of the late Robert and Florence Godwin Gregory. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Ellis Bain Jr; a son, Robert Edwin Bain; siblings, Rev. John Marshall Gregory, Isabell Godwin, Raymond Gregory, Ludell Parker, Hal Gregory, Evedine Glover, Eugene “Buddy” Gregory, and Webster Gregory.


Mae “Ma Bain” was a loving mother, granny and great granny. She was an outstanding pie maker, and worked as a housewife, a babysitter and for many years at Trailblazers Steak House.


Mrs. Bain is survived by her daughters, Pamela J. Bain and Barbara Bain Cox (Stevie); grandchildren, Meredith Ashley Suitt, Christopher Cox and Shawn Cox (Kaycee); great granddaughter, Kensley Auburn Suitt; and many nieces and nephews.


The family will greet friends following the service.  


Memorial contributions can be made to Morningside Presbyterian Church, 985 Thomas Kelly Rd, Sanford, NC 27330.



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Mama Bain: when I think of you I see you sitting on the bleachers at the Temple softball field. Id hear you way out in left field, (a ball is hit in my direction) you: youre out honey, go to the dugout or Pam DO NOT HIT TO LEFT FIELD! You supported all of us young teenagers and in more ways than on the field or basketball court. We grew up, not around much but would see you out and about. For me, I always went back to those tough teenage years. You meant a lot to me and others! Oh and you naming that lab puppy Roxy you will be missed!

Roxy Jan 30 2021 12:00 AM

Pam, Barbara, Ashley, I am so so sorry to hear about Maes passing. I loved your Mom, and know she loved all her family. She was so funny to be around. I will never forget. God keep you all and cover you with peace that passes all understanding.

Anita P Blackmon Jan 28 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mae Bain

Sandra Edwards Jan 28 2021 12:00 AM

Pam Barbara Ann Ashley....u were soo loved by ur mom! She was loved by soooo many...she was looking forward for david to come stay with her!I loved Mae tooo she was always soo good to me! She was always just wonderful! Rest in ur hearts...n know ...her n Nora has already got out the Coffee Pot! Love n prayers..David n Melissa

David Jan 27 2021 12:00 AM

I worked with Mae many years at Trailblazers Steakhouse. She taught me alot of cooking things but mostly she taught me of love for family and friends. I pray for all of you and remember how much each of you were loved.

Diana Thomas Jan 27 2021 12:00 AM

May God wrap his loving arms around you today and in the days ahead. We pray that your most precious memories get you through the tough times. Sending condolences with love and hugs.

Andy & Dorline (Rose) Nelson - Edgewater, Florida Jan 27 2021 12:00 AM

As a young girl I spent a lot of time at Ma Bains house. She was one of a kind. She supported all of us girls when we played softball. She would always tell it like it was and give you an honest opinion, even if you didnt necessarily ask for it. She was funny and kind. She meant a lot to all of us.

Sharon Thomas Jan 27 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mae Bain

Kathy Wilson Harris Jan 26 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mae Bain

Ruth Buffkin Jan 26 2021 12:00 AM

There are no adequate words to describe Ma Bain. She was one of a kind. I have many fond memories of hanging out at her house, eating chili and drinking milk. There was always room for one more at her table. She was dearly loved and enjoyed by her family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss.

Rebecca Hyland Jan 26 2021 12:00 AM

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