Mrs. Mildred Maynor Oxendine, 90, was born April 26th, 1930 to the late Reverend Lawrence and Muncie Maynor. She entered the gates of Heaven on November 12th, 2020. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 69 years: Mr. Roy Oxendine, one granddaughter: Tonya Nicole Oxendine; three sons: Mr. Roy Mitchell (infant son), Mr. Roy Randall, and Mr. Timothy Drake Oxendine; nine brothers: Mr. Badger, Rev. Charles, Mr. Clennie, Rev. Warford, Mr. Lonnie, Mr. James Grant, Mr. Herman, Mr. Earl, and Mr. Lee Ancil Maynor; two sisters: Ms. Cathie Lee Locklear and Ms. Martha Jane Robb. She leaves behind to cherish her memories, her daughters: Ms. Nancy Jill Oxendine and Ms. Valarie Joy DiFranco; her son: Mr. Stephen Dwayne Oxendine; one sister: Mrs. Perlene Dixon; special friends: Mr. Willie & Anita Locklear. Mrs. Mildred was blessed with 11 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. She also leaves behind a great host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends who will carry on her legacy.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday November 15, 2020 at Locklear & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Miller and Dufrene Cummings officiating. Burial will follow in the Maynor Family Cemetery.
Mrs. Mildred was a strong matriarch whose absence will be missed in the days and years to come. She was a member of Union Chapel Holiness Methodist Church her entire life and was a Christian for over 74 years. Mrs. Mildred could be described in so many words, but she took pride in being an educator. She taught elementary education for 25 years, basic adult education for over 20 years, and Sunday school for 62 years. She never met a stranger and if she didn’t know you, she made sure to get to know you. She loved to witness to everyone about the goodness of the Lord. One of her favorite Bible verses was, “weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning” Psalms 30:5. Her testimony is one that will live on through the lives that she touched along her journey.
Visitation will take place at Locklear & Son Funeral Home from 1-2 p.m Sunday November 15, 2020.