Bayne, Madeline Spence

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Madeline Spence Bayne, 93 of Roanoke, passed away at her home on Friday, December 24, 2021. She was born in New York City on May 17, 1928.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Harry & Adele Brockman; first husband, Kenneth Spence; second husband, Jack Bayne, Sr.; sister, Lorraine Murphy; brother, Henry Brockman; daughter, Linda Spence; and step-granddaughter, Kendall Bayne.

Madeline is a longtime member of Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church. She taught Kindergarten at Floyd Elementary School and worked as a teacher’s assistant at Indian Valley Elementary School. She was an extraordinary person, meetings life’s challenges by getting her teaching degree at 54 years old while working as a teacher’s assistant. She always put family first, loved gardening, and was an avid reader and Showtimers Theater patron.

She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Rakes Cooper (Joe) and Sue Ford; grandson, Brandon Rakes (Rachel); great-grandchildren, Kendall & Carson Rakes; step-children, Jack Bayne, Jr. (Diana) and Jere Bayne (Andrea); step-grandchildren, Lauren McAllister (Dylan), Michael Beaudoin (Melissa), and Conner Bayne; step-great-grandchildren, Micah McAllister, Malachi, Judah, Deacon, Abel, and Magnolia Beaudoin; sister-in-law, Barbara Brockman; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

A funeral mass will be conducted on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church, Roanoke, VA. Interment will follow on Thursday, January 6, 2022 in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Willis, VA. Service and interment times are to be determined.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Visiting Angels for their compassionate care that allowed her to reside in her home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church, 2505 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018, the American Heart Association, or plant a seed to celebrate her life.