Alice Mae Hines Bey
Alice Mae Hines Bey, born in Scotland Neck, N.C. to the late Louvenia and Frank Hines Sr., grew up in Richmond, Va.; attended Good Shepard Baptist Church and graduated from Armstrong High School. Her early zest for life was apparent from her academic pursuits and her many high school activities including, cheerleading and being a member of the Minne HaHa’s.
After marrying her high school sweetheart, Charles C. Bey, who secured a coveted managerial position with A.H. Robins Pharmaceutical Company, the family, now with four children, moved to Baltimore County. The stay-at-home mother eventually earned a B.A. in social science from UMBC and worked more than 20 years as a trainer and coordinator for area social service departments. Her coworkers affectionately referred to her as “Mom” and mentor.
She belonged to the Links, was a Diamond Life member of the Deltas and past national president of the Pierians.
With all of her community interests, Alice was there for every milestone for her family and especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her devoted husband of nearly 56 years, Charles C. Bey; children Charlene Bey Proctor (Martin), Felia Scott, Brian G. Bey, Myra Byrom, Michael Manning (Juanita); grandchildren, Perrye Alice, Hassan (Ayana), Maya, Myles, Dionnea (Montrel), Brittany; five great grandchildren; brother Frank Hines, Jr. (Joyce); brother-in-law William Bey (Shirley); sisterin-law Marian Gordon (John Gordon, Jr. deceased); and a host of relatives and friends.
Services were held Jan. 12. Contributions to establish a scholarship in honor of Alice can be made payable to The Links Foundation, Incorporated, and sent to the Columbia (MD) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated, P.O. Box 1517, Columbia, MD 21044.