Mary Alice Rae McQueen, 95, of Levelland, Texas, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2012. Mrs. McQueen had been a resident of the Levelland Nursing Home for the past five years. She was born on Jan. 24, 1917, in Talpa, Texas, to George Elliott and Lillie Mae (Maughan) Rae. She married Daniel Jackson McQueen, her husband of 53 years, on Aug. 20, 1932, in Talpa, Texas. She was a former resident of Sweetwater, Texas, moving to Lubbock, Texas in 1974, then to Levelland, Texas in 1985. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Orange, Texas. She was a past member of the West Side Baptist Church of Sweetwater, Calvary Baptist Church of Lubbock, and Second Baptist Church of Levelland.
Mrs. McQueen is survived by one son, Daniel Duane McQueen and wife, Roberta, of Lubbock; two daughters, Sandra Rae McQueen Bullard and husband, Leo of Levelland and Jackie Faye McQueen Bradley and husband, Barry of Orange. She was blessed with six grandchildren, Danny Nations of Levelland, Clarissa McQueen Bell and husband, Keith of Lubbock, Tara McQueen Williams and husband, Michael of Lubbock, Brad Nations and wife, Stephanie of Lubbock, Jeffrey Bradley and wife, Jenny of Allen, Texas and Jonathan Bradley and wife, Angela of Porter, Texas. Additionally, Mrs. McQueen was blessed with 11 great-grandchildren, Chloe, Camille and Kathryn Bell of Lubbock; Caleb and Daniel Williams of Lubbock; Troy and Colby Nations of Lubbock; Anna Claire, Brynley and Brylen Bradley of Allen; and Savannah Bradley of Porter. Her 12th great-grandchild, Madison Elyssa Bradley, is due in July 2012. Mrs. McQueen is survived by two sisters, Lela Rae Fitzgerald, of Hico, Texas and Valta Mae Conner, of San Antonio, Texas; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her husband, Jack McQueen; an infant son and daughter; and three brothers, George Elliott Rae, Jr., Vernon Ward Rae and Raymond Rae.
Memorial service for Mrs. McQueen will be held on Wednesday, March 14, at 10 a.m., at Walker Funeral Home in Coleman, Texas, with Reverend Barry Bradley, pastor of First Baptist Church of Orange and Mrs. McQueen’s son-in-law, officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the memorial service at Walker Funeral Home.
Interment will follow at the Talpa Cemetery. Pallbearers will be sons-in-law, Barry Bradley and Leo Bullard and grandsons, Danny Nations, Brad Nations, Jeffrey Bradley and Jonathan Bradley.
Since Mrs. McQueen was a 41 year cancer survivor, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or the Building Fund of First Baptist Church of Orange.