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Mae Louise Hebron, affectionally known as Louise to family and friends, departed this life peacefully at home on Sunday, July 24, 2022.
Louise was born in Boyds, Maryland to the late Henry T. and Mae Beatrice Coates. She was educated in the public schools of Montgomery County, Maryland, attending Clarksburg Elementary School in Clarksburg, Maryland and Lincoln High School in Rockville, Maryland, graduating in 1947. Soon thereafter Louise was united in holy matrimony to the late Robert Ellis Hebron. From that union they were blessed with three children – Ronald Hebron, Yvonne Hebron, and Betty Freeman.
Louise was a devoted servant of God at an early age at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Boyds, Maryland. She faithfully served as a member of the Board of Trustees, Cemetery Committee, the United Methodist Women and as a Communion Steward. Later, her membership was transferred to Community of Faith United Methodist Church in Clarksburg, Maryland. Louise shared her gift for cooking as she prepared dishes for church dinners, Homecomings and repasts. She took pride in her chocolate chip cookies, which she shared with young and old. Due to declining health in later years, she was unable to attend church as regularly as she would have liked but continued her support and prayers.
Louise was a strong-willed Christian woman who left a legacy of love, blessings, and goodwill which will linger forever in the hearts of everyone who knew her. She took pride in her early jobs as a domestic worker for several households. When Pastor Tom Gregory was appointed to serve at St. Mark’s, he encouraged her to apply for a job at the Post Office. Louise successfully was hired as the first black postal clerk at the Germantown Post Office and was recognized various times for her performance throughout her 20-year tenure at the post office.
As a resident of the Boyds community, she succeeded her sister Agnes serving as the Boyds Federal Credit Union Secretary for a term starting from August 1991 through January 2005 and upon leaving was awarded for her service.
Louise loved the special occasions when the whole family would get together. New Year’s Day for “chitterlings;” in the summertime for a crab feast; and on Thanksgiving Day in DC for that special dinner with her brother Billy and the rest of the family. She also enjoyed going on bus trips to see plays and vacation traveling with her sister Agnes.
Louise was predeceased by her son Ronald Hebron, brother William Coates and sister Agnes Coates. Among those who will cherish her memory are her devoted daughters, Yvonne Hebron and Betty Freeman (Lawrence); grandchildren Sean Lynn and Christopher Hebron, daughter-in-law Delores Hebron; a devoted niece Barbara Coates; nephews Donald and David Coates; a devoted best friend Mary Louise Talley; and a host of other relatives and friends.