Mae Dilly Valentine Surratt

20p1Mae Dilly Valentine Surratt, 69, of 106 Blue Dawn Road, Chesnee, was called to eternal rest on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013.

Wife of Sylvester Dayton Surratt, she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Jessie Ray Valentine Sr. and the late Mattie Watkins Valentine.

She was a member of Greater Buck Shoals Ministries, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, usher, choir member, deaconess and missionary.

Mae was also preceded in death by four siblings, Katie McKinney, James Robert Valentine, Minnie Johnson and Gaither Valentine.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Donald Ray Surratt (Virginia) of Morganton, N.C., and David Reid (Cynthia) of the home; a daughter, Teresa Burris of Spartanburg; five brothers, Joe Louis Valentine (Bertina) of Inkster, MI, Rev. L.J. Valentine (Ruth) of Cowpens, J.B. Valentine (Louise) and Jessie Ray Valentine, Jr. of Chesnee, Charles E. Valentine of Gaffney; two daughters, Kathleen Hughes (William) of Inkster, Mich., and Mittie Harris of Lavonia, Mich.; five grandchildren; 11 greatgrandchildren.; aunts, Ezee Watkins of Jamaica, N.Y., Ozee Wood and Luella Quincy of Everett, Wash., Nora Fernanders (James) of Chesnee, Cordelia Hogue (Johnny) of Grover, N.C. and Sarah Valentine of Chesnee; and uncles, J.C. Valentine and Homer Lee Valentine of Chesnee.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. at Greater Buck Shoals Ministries Church with the Rev. T.E. McDowell officiating. Interment will be in Springhill Memorial Gardens. She will lie instate in the church Monday from 1-2 p.m.

Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary.