Mae S. Northam, was born April 27, 1926 in Melfa, Virginia to the late Levin and Eliza Sample. She departed this life on January 25, 2020 at her residence in Onancock, Virginia.
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Mae was educated in the public schools of Accomack County and graduated with honors from Mary N. Smith High School. She was accepted at St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, Virginia, but decided instead to reside on the beautiful Eastern Shore with family and friends.
Mae was a lifelong member of Gaskins Chapel AME Church in Savageville, Virginia.
She was married to the late Henry Northam and they shared many wonderful years together before his passing. Mae worked in her home and in the homes of others for a considerable time. She enjoyed reading and watching Wrestling in her spare time.
Mae leaves to cherish her fond memories: her sister, Nola Dennis; nephews, Edward Walker, Bradley Sample, and James Sample; sister-in-law, Beulah Sample; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.