Posted 11/29/18

Mary Maxine Black Barbee, 93, of Pittsboro, NC passed into her Savior’s arms November 14, 2018. Maxine “Mack” was born July 28, 1925 in Wade, NC of ThomasRalph Black, Sr. and …

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Mary Maxine Black Barbee, 93, of Pittsboro, NC passed into her Savior’s arms November 14, 2018. Maxine “Mack” was born July 28, 1925 in Wade, NC of Thomas
Ralph Black, Sr. and Foy
Beatrice Kluttz Black. She
had four siblings, Elizabeth Lane Black, Bobbie Kluttz Black Cagle, Thomas Ralph
Black, Jr. (wife Pattie) and
is survived by a brother,
James Russell Black (wife Carol) of Charlotte,
NC. Maxine graduated from Bethel High School in Midland, NC.
Mrs. Barbee was married to the late Tommie
Jackson Barbee in 1952 and lived in Concord,
NC where they raised two children, Thomas
Michael Barbee (wife Kristie) of Houston, Tx. and Karen Barbee Pool (husband Mike) of Pittsboro, NC. Maxine had two grandsons, Tanner Michael
Barbee and Wesley Lane Barbee, both of Houston,
She worked for many companies as a seamstress
and retired from Fun Tees, Inc. in 1992. Maxine
and Tommie were members of Center United
Methodist Church in Concord. She loved all
animals and volunteered for Cabarrus Pets Society
in Kannapolis taking care of the foster cats and
assisting with adoption events.
Mrs. Barbee had been a resident of Pittsboro,
NC for the past 15 years where she gardened and
took care of her beloved cats, Sammy, Millie,
Rosie, Lendsey, and Deckster. She enjoyed birdwatching, visits from her neighbors, and trips to
the beach to collect sea shells. When able, she
attended Hickory Mountain United Methodist Church in Pittsboro.
Our family would especially like to thank all of Mom’s caregivers who have been devoted to her
care and happiness.
A Memorial service was held at Hartsell Funeral
Home in Concord, November 24th, at 1 p.m. with family visitation to follow. Her final resting place was Carolina Memorial Park in Concord.
In lieu of flowers, since the service is over, Memorial donations can be made in her name to Chatham Animal Rescue and Education, Inc., PO Box 610, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or Cabarrus Pets
Society, PO Box 5042, Concord, NC 28027.


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