DEACON LLOYD CLIFTON MAYE, SR., age 76, of York, Alabama, born to the parentage of Herbert B. And Susie Bibbs Maye, transitioned June 7, 2013 at Hill Hospital of Sumter County. Service of remembrance will be held Friday, June 14, 2013 at 1:00pm at First Baptist Church, Livingston, with Pastor Charlie W. Moore delivering the eulogy. Deacon Maye will lie in repose two hours prior to funeral time. Interment follows in the Rogers-Maye family plot of Elmwood Memorial Gardens. Visitation is Thursday evening from 2:30 until 5:30 with a scheduled Wake from 6-7:00 p.m. in the Weatherly Chapel. At this time representatives will be conducting ceremonies from his Masonic and Fraternal orders.
After the committal service the family will receive friends for repast in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist.
An extremely active member in his community and a tireless worker in the Civil Rights Movement, he devoted his time and effort to helping many African American community leaders become elected city, county and state officials. He worked countless hours making sure that they took advantage of the political power by assisting others in the voter registration process to become registered voters and helping to provide transportation to the polls during elections.
After graduating from Sumter County Training School, Lloyd entered Alabama State University and graduated with a degree in elementary education. He earned his Master’s degree from Livingston University, now the University of West Alabama. Always the educator, Lloyd began his teaching career in the public schools of Sumter County. Working as a teacher, he was a role model for hundreds of students. He served as a teacher in the classrooms of Belmont High School, North Sumter High School and York West End Elementary School. While attending Alabama State he became a member of the fraternity of Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc.
Such an integral part of his family, he will be missed tremendously. He leaves to carry on his legacy his loving and devoted wife of 55 years, Bettye; his daughter, LaVorious Maye Mullins (Charles); his son, Lloyd Jr. (Evette); his grandchildren, Charles Mullins, II (Miranda); Jamal Mullins, Tashe’ Graves and Taryn Maye; his great grandchildren, Elias Holmes and Xavier Mullins; his sisters Fannie Eddie, Edna Williams, Dorothy Maye , Deloris Seaborn (Eli), Normal Jean Gunn(Eddie, Jr.) and Sylvia Lee (Ned); nieces and nephews Gina Price(Oliver), Jacqui Woods (Ronnie), Duane Maye (Rosemary), Dennis Eddie(Cathy), Roy Maye(Selena), Tommie Williams (Cecelia), Felecia Maye, Eli Quentin Seaborn (Aletia), Eddie Gunn, III (Bonita), Natasha Lee, Monica Walker (Nicholas), Deeatra Craddock (Alonzo), Tomeka Maye, Rodney Maye, Nicholas Lee (Nicole), Monica Walker (Nicholas), Jason Seaborn (Shamekia) and Erica Gunn; two very close sister-in-laws, Geneva Watts and Joan Maye; caring god daughter, Kimberly Parker Pace and god granddaughter, Taylor Pace. He will also be missed by many, many great nieces, great nephews, cousins and close friends. Two sisters, Maggie Yarborough and Mildred Ward; two brothers, Herbert Jr. And Roy (Joan); five brother-in-laws, Tommie Williams (Edna), Price Ward (Mildred), R.D. Yarborough (Maggie), Robert Eddie (Fannie) and John Watts (Geneva); and two nephews, Eric Eddie and Reginald Eddie (Kimberly), transitioned before Lloyd and because of faith, we know that they greeted him with open arms as he joined them in his heavenly home.
Deacon Maye, Mr. Maye, Lloyd, however you referred to him, was loved and respected by many. Continue to treasure his memory and model his works.
To the Maye Family, we at Weatherly Funeral Home offer to each of you our most sincere and heartfelt sympathy. Our prayer remains that your abiding faith in God will continue to comfort, strengthen and sustain you during your time of bereavement.
Weatherly Funeral Home, York, Alabama, under the direction of Jacqueline Studdard Weatherly, entrusted with arrangements.