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Eliza Mae
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May 14, 1926 – December 10, 2018

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Obituary for Eliza Mae Flood (Hervey)

Eliza Mae Flood
(May 14, 1926 to December 10, 2018)

We sadly announce the passing of Eliza Mae Flood; Mae to friends & family. Mae was born 92 years ago in Wynnewood, Oklahoma to Mabel & Wylie Hervey. Mae was the eldest of nine children. She was a straight A student and was skipped ahead by her teachers, twice. Mae graduated from high school at 16. After graduating from high school, Mae had various jobs; she, like many women during WWII, worked in a factory making B-52’s for the war. After a time, Mae was headed to college. She graduated from Langston University in 1948. In 1950, she married Alfred Flood and they had four children. She was a substitute teacher in the Battle Creek public school system, sometimes subbing in the classrooms of her children. In 1966, she began working for social services. Mae was a social worker for 23 years. When she retired, she became a volunteer at Leila Hospital for 27 years.
The marriage ended, but Mae found companionship with Daniel Roberson that lasted for 28 years, until his death. Mae became a member of Mt. Zion AME Church when she first came to Battle Creek, even singing in the choir. She re-affirmed her commitment to Mt. Zion, becoming the “poetess” of Mt. Zion with her poetry and announcements. Mae loved gardening & she loved to pull weeds! She was a whiz at playing bridge. If you played with or against her in cards, you better know what you’re doing, because she did and let you know.
Mae was preceeded in death by her parents, sisters; Odessa Waggoner & Ida McWilliams, brothers; Deleslie Hervey, Donald Johnson & Denzil Johnson. She is survived by her children; Darrell Flood, Randy Flood, Deidre Flood Jenkins (Anthony) and Erika Flood. Sisters; Thelma Waggoner and Scarlett Gordon (Leonard d. 2000), a brother, Duke Johnson, special friends, Richard Warner, Carl Gill, George Williams, Tim Elliot, Barbara Mason, Daniel & Caitlin Lavalley, Annette & John Schwartz, Florence & Steve Marinch, Ethel Fitzpatrick, Tracey & Delilah Millsap, Betty Martinez, Kim English, Charles & Katie Walker, and friends too numerous to name also survive her.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Mount Zion AME Church, 364 W. Van Buren Street, Battle Creek, MI, 49037.
The Repass will follow the ceremony, at the church.
The Memorial will take place on Thursday, December 20, 2018,at 11:00AM at Mt. Zion A ME Church, 364 W. Van Buren Street, Battle Creek MI. Repast will follow the ceremony, at the church.

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Service Information

Thursday, December 20th, 2018 11:00am
Mount Zion AME Church
364 W. Van Buren St
Battle Creek, MI

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Mount Zion AME Church
364 W. Van Buren St
Battle Creek, MI