Mae Byrd Weems
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Mae Byrd Weems, 99, a retired hostess at NWMRMC, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Clarksdale Baptist Church, Clarksdale. She passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at Washington Care Center. Burial will be at Oakridge Cemetery, under the direction of Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home, Clarksdale.
Mrs. Weems married James Bogan Weems on July 16, 1941. Of this union, four children were born: Jimmy, Richard, Joe and June.
She loved her flower gardens and traveling. She visited almost every state in the USA, Canada and Saudi Arabia. Her trip to Saudi Arabia was the highlight of her travels in 1982. During that trip, she traveled to see her son, Jimmy, for the birth of her granddaughter, Ashley.
Mae was all about her family for years. She helped plan the Byrd Family Reunions. She kept a record of who attended each year. She recorded new additions to the family spouses that were added, children born or the loss of family members. If you needed to know anything, Mae was the one to ask.
Mae loved being a grandmother/mamaw more than anything in her life. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were all so special to her. She had a story to tell about each and every one of them. Mae would not miss a birth, birthday, wedding, or graduation. If she was able to go, she was going to be there.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Bogan Weems Sr.; and sons, Jimmy Weems and Joe Weems.
Survivors include a son, Richard Weems (Jan), of Greenville; daughter, June Monaghan, of Oxford; daughter-in-laws, Peggy Weems, of Greenville, and Veronica Shaw, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; brothers, Wayne Byrd, of Coffeeville, and E.L. Byrd, of Alabama; sister, Dovie Cooke (Dickie), of Jacksonville, Florida; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Clarksdale Baptist Church, Clarksdale.