Born: January 24, 1924
Died: November 17, 2012
Mc Queen, Sarah Jane Mack (Age 88) of Washington, D.C.
Profile of Life
On Saturday, November 17, 2012, Sarah M. McQueen, departed this life and transitioned to a house not made with hands, eternal, in the heavens; her Heavenly home with Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior.
Sarah, the eighth of nine children and the last Matriarch of our family, was born on January 24,1924 in Bayboro, South Carolina to the late James Patterson Mack and Mary Frances Johnson Mack and the step-daughter of late Sarah Manning Mack. She attended Horry County Public Schools.
Sarah accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized. She became a member of the Mitchell Sea Missionary Baptist Church in Green Sea, South Carolina. Her favorite scripture was Proverbs 4:7 "Wisdom is the principal thing: therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting get understanding." Her favorite song was, "It Is Well With My Soul."
Sarah met and was united in holy matrimony to the late Henry Matthew McQueen, who preceded her in death. They were married in Green Sea, South Carolina. Soon after, they moved to Washington, D.C.
Sarah had many Civic Community and Social passions in which she was involved. Her private occupation as professional Seamstress at the Tanners Cleaners in Washington, D.C. locations where she tailored expertly until an unfortunate accident caused her early semiretirement . This unexpected change was met with God's grace as Sarah and her daughter developed a small business," Sarah & Maeceil's Clothing", which gave them personal and financial reward. Her Civic duty was an important part of her life as she would work tirelessly with signature drives promoting community change and social awareness. The grace that emanated from her life effected the community individually as well as collectively. Her personal concerns for the youth gave way to her home being the safe gathering place the neighborhood parents preferred. There she fed both physical and spiritual needs. There also was the additional Higher Call of God in this beautiful soul that The Lord has blessed! Her unremarkable faith and trust caused her obedience as she visited the sick, prayed for the loss, and laid hands on one of her friends to conceive after years of barrenness. The Lord blessed her friend with so many children, the father came and asked her to "stop praying for children!" Sarah is and was blessed by Him who is blessed forever.
Sarah was affectionately known as Beloved Wife, Mother, Sister, Aunt, Grandmother, Church Mother and a Blessed Woman of God. She was blessed with many gifts and talents. Sarah was a faithful servant of the Lord. She became a devoted member of Good Shepherd Baptist Church, where she worked faithfully and diligently in many church activities. She served as a Deaconess for 30 years. In 1993, she was declared "Mother of the Church" for her dedication and faithful service. As the Mother of the church, she is most remembered for giving her testimonies and giving God all the Honor and Praise. Sarah loved The Lord with her whole heart.
Sarah's life, love for others and her faith, leaves a legacy that is rooted in and built up on the foundation of Jesus Christ!
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her son, Weldon Mack, granddaughter, Deborah Yarbrough and all of her siblings, John B. Mack; Thomas Mack; Mrs. Inez Mitchell; Mrs. Flora M. Ford; Mrs, Martha Johnson; Mrs. Sara Davis, Mrs. Jennette Staley and Ms. Maxine Manning. She leaves to cherish her loving memories: three children; Mrs. Sarah Torian (Reverend Bennie, Sr.) of Durham, NC, Maeceil McQueen of Washington DC and Rodney McQueen (Spring) of Washington, DC, twelve grandchildren; eighteen great-grand children, sister-in-law, Mrs. Gussie Hicks, a host of nieces, nephews, friends and two special friends, Mrs. Gladys Ashmond and Mr. Michael Lewis.
Viewing, 10am until time of Service, 11am, Friday, November 23, 2012 at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 5203 Wheeler Road, Oxon Hill, Maryland. Interment, Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Maryland. Arrangements, entrusted to THORNTON Funeral Home, P.A., Indian Head, Maryland.