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July 10, 1943 ~ October 12, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
Walter Mae Vinson, affectionately known as Mae Vinson, was called home to her Lord and Savior on October 12, 2023, in Banning, CA. Born on July 10, 1943, in Akron, OH, Mae was a beacon of light and love, her faith-filled spirit touching everyone she met.
Mae was the beloved daughter of the late Mack Rufus Vinson and Agnes Vinson, and a cherished sister to the departed Mary Chapman, Annie Dardie, Willie Vinson, and Felton Vinson. She is survived by her loving siblings Cecila Oden, Luther Vinson, Yvonne Lewis, and Clara Dixon of Akron, OH. Mae's love extended beyond her immediate family, embracing her two grandchildren Jeanine and Jazmin, and one great grandchild Zoey, many great-great nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and dozens of cousins. Her special daughter Patricia Price of Mobile, Al., and her nieces Janice Lewis and Jenny Oden of Akron, Ohio, who provided unwavering support during the last two years of her life. Everyone who loved her will forever cherish Mae's memory.
Mae was an accomplished woman, a testament to her commitment and dedication. She completed her high school education before attending Cosmetology School. Mae was a master of her craft, running her own business as a cosmetologist for over 40 years. She also worked for Portage News of Merriman Valley and Mobile Meals Inc in Akron, OH before she retired, always leaving a touch of her warmth and kindness wherever she went.
A lifetime member of Friendship Apostolic Church in Akron, Ohio, Mae's faith was the cornerstone of her life. In the last 20 months of her life, she attended The Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research in Banning, CA, deepening her spiritual knowledge and understanding. Mae's faith was not a quiet one; she was a living testimony of the Lord's love and grace.
Known as "Aunt Buck" to many, Mae's loving spirit was felt far beyond the boundaries of Akron, Ohio and Banning, California. A woman of many passions, Mae enjoyed gardening, cooking, and singing gospel music. She found joy in the simple things, always appreciating the beauty of the world around her. Her love for her great niece Felicia was especially profound, treating her as a daughter.
Mae was a faith-filled woman, her love for the Lord evident in every aspect of her life. She was a loving sister, mother, grandmother, and friend, her kindness and compassion touching everyone she met. Her faith was her guiding light, inspiring her to live a life full of love and service to others. Let us carry her spirit with us, honoring her memory by living our lives with the same love, faith, and kindness that she showed us. And let us find comfort in the knowledge that she is now at peace, resting in the arms of our Lord, her faith-filled journey on earth completed.
A Celebration of Life in her honor will be held via Facebook Live, on Saturday October 21st, 2023 from 12:00-1:00pm PST from 5880 Banbury Ln, Banning, Ca 92220.
In lieu of flowers, please send any condolences or contributions to 569 Edgewood Ave, Akron, Ohio 44307
c/o Vinson Family