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Donese Wilson Mabe Obit

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Donese Wilson Mabe Obit

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LEXINGTON - Donese Wilson Mabe, 83, died Saturday. Celebration of her life, 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, at Bethany United Methodist Church. (Davidson Funeral)

Published in Winston-Salem Journal on October 29, 2012 also in the Lexington Dispatch October 28, 2012


LEXINGTON — Donese Wilson Mabe, age 83, of NC Highway 47, Lexington passed away Saturday at Forsyth Medical Center.

The celebration of her life will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, at Bethany United Methodist Church with Rev. David Talbert officiating. The burial will follow in Bethany Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Davidson Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, October 29, and at other times at the home.

Donese was born in Montgomery County, December 18, 1928 to Raoul Archiedean Wilson and Lela Agnes Jordan Wilson.

She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church where she was very active in the United Methodist Women, the Senior Ladies Sunday School class, and the prayer shawl ministry. She was a retired employee of Central Davidson High School where she worked in the cafeteria. Cooking, crocheting, decorating and entertaining were her passions. She loved the Lord and worshipped with Him daily. Her great love for people made everyone feel special. She will be missed greatly.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elbert Powell Mabe, December 14, 2010; one sister, Inez Tysinger and one brother, Carmon Wilson.

Surviving are; her daughter, Tami Burkhart and husband Martin of Thomasville; her son, Thomas Mabe and wife Sandra of Lexington; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Mabe and wife Erin; Meredith Regan and husband Corey, Jason Burkhart and wife Jenny; Jessica Burkhart; three great-grandchildren, Emma Kate Regan, Olivia Hope Regan and Lawson Powell Mabe; and soon expecting two additional great-grandchildren; Camden Andrew Burkhart and Curry Thomas Regan.

Memorials may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, 193 Bethany Road, Lexington, NC 27292.
Online condolences may be made at

Published in News Record on October 29, 2012

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