Mrs. Wilhelmina Dennison Maybank, daughter of the late Moses and Ellen Spivey Dennison, was born April 28, 1926, in Myrtle Beach, SC. She was called from labor to reward on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at 10:24 am.
“Bay,” the name given to her by her father and the name by which she was affectionately known to most, was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harold Maybank, and her siblings. At ninety-five years of age, Bay was the last surviving child of Moses and Ellen Dennison.
Bay was educated in the Myrtle Beach Colored School and was a lifetime member of Mt. Olive AME Church. As a young woman, she moved to Norfolk, VA, and later Washington, DC where she would retire from the federal government (US Senate Food Service Dept.). Upon retirement and return home, she began employment in the service industry and later provided loving care and supervision to many children.
While in DC, Bay was an active, faithful and dependable member of Allen Chapel AME Church serving as an usher, Stewardess, and member of the Pastor’s Aide Committee and the South Carolina Club. When she returned to Mt. Olive, Bay was appointed President of the Usher Board and continued to serve as a Stewardess. Through these ministries and in these roles, Bay mentored young men and women and encouraged Godly living, strong spousal relationships, and solid parenting. She always advised them to enjoy life. Her unconditional love, wisdom, guidance, and Godly example are reasons many parents and families have overcome challenges and have remained intact as a unit.
Bay was a woman of stature and a lady of class. To know her was to love her, even when she was “telling you off!” Bay experienced many blessed days, but some of her greatest joys were being able to witness the achievements of her son Taylor (“Cup”), her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and loved ones.
Bay leaves to celebrate her life and cherish loving memories, her son, Taylor (Caroline) Alston; six grandchildren: Joyce Hudson, Yvette Alston (fiancé, Larry Watkins), and Brenda (Rodney) Hasan of Charlotte, NC, Pamela (Javelin) Momon of Grapevine, TX, and Eddie Lacy and Johnnie Lacy; six great-grandchildren: Jamal Alston of Valparaiso, FL, Nicholas Chisolm, Amelyia Harris and Munir Hasan of Charlotte, NC, and Myles Momon and Jayla Momon of Grapevine, TX; one great-great-grandchild: Sydney Alston of Charlotte, NC; many nieces, nephews, special adopted families, and loved ones, including staff members of Grand Strand Nursing & Rehab Center/Angel Oaks, other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at Mt. Olive AME Church in Myrtle Beach. Burial will follow at Pine Island Community Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 5, 2021, at Ocean View Funeral Home, Myrtle Beach Chapel.
Ocean View Funeral Home and Beach Crematory, Myrtle Beach Chapel will be assisting this family.
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