August 17, 1938 ~ January 5, 2019

Born in: Madison Co., NC,
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Mae Caldwell Justice, 80, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at the CarePartners Solace Center. A native of Madison Co., Mae resided in Buncombe Co. for most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Richard and Forie Payne Caldwell. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Rev. Robert Justice, Jr., who died in 2007; sons, Mike Justice and Wayne Warren; sisters, Eadie Parks, Lillian Turner and Ella Mann; and brothers, Andy, Hubert, and James Caldwell. Mrs. Justice was a retired dairy farmer, homemaker, mom, and grandmother. She loved to cook, clean, garden and tend to her flowers. She was a foster parent for over 40 years for Buncombe Co. DSS, opening her home to over 100 children. Mrs. Justice is survived by her daughters, Linda Webb (Jim) and Charlene Monroe; sons, Randy Justice (Cathy) and John Justice; foster sons, Gary Parham and R.D. Chandler; sister, Mildred Morrow; sister-in-law, Hilda Caldwell; grandchildren, Daniel Justice, Katie King (Michael), Jennifer Surrett (Josh), Robin Valladares (Jose), Tammy G. Cutshaw, Brandon Justice, Sasha Justice, Sarah Parham, Victoria Warren, Julyette Justice and Homer Justice; nine great-grandchildren; special friends, Bill Clark and C.D. and Judy Grindstaff; and a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral service for Mrs. Justice will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. The Revs. Gene Turner, Bub Clark, and Roger Justice will officiate. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Jimmy Clark, Chris Clark, Jim Webb, Paul Decoteau, Weston Justice, Michael King, Justin Freeman, and Nick Hyatt will serve as pallbearers. Josh Surrett, Frank West and Bill Clark will serve as honorary pallbearers. Her family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday evening at the funeral home.

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  1. Gosh, I remember visits to Great Aunt Mae’s house when I was just a sprout. She would slap a pair of granny panties on me and tie them up under my armpits so they’d stay on, so I could go play in the creek with all of the other kids. All of you have my prayers, the world will certainly be less without her wonderful soul in it.

  2. May God Bless you and your Family during this time. Prayers for Peace and Comfort for the Days ahead. Mae was always a Sweet and Kind Lady to every one . I am a second Cousin to your Dad on my mothers side Mae Justice Suttles . My name is Mary Sue Suttles Pressley .

  3. Dear Linda, Randy & Family, so very sorry to hear of Mae’s passing. I remember her & Robert from when they first lived on Morgan Branch and always loved hearing her holler for you 2. She had a big heart for children and always had a smile on her face. She loved to talk to people and you always knew when Mae was there. I know all the family and her foster kids will always miss her and the part she played in your individual lives. She was a good neighbor and friend. Much love and prayers for you all

  4. Dear Linda and Family we are so sorry for your loss or should I say the home going for your Mom which is a happy day for her but I sad day for you and your families I pray God will give you strenth and peace You are in our thoughts and prayers Love Linda and Ben Barnes


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