Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home

515 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC


Annie Mae Quate

January 14, 1926September 8, 2019

Mae Quate, born January 14, 1926, in Rockingham County, to the late Melvin and Annie Tucker, died at the home of her son, Ron Quate, on Sunday, September 8, 2019, surrounded by her family and beloved friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm St. Chapel, 515 N. Elm St. in Greensboro. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 6 until 9 pm at the funeral home. At the age of 93, she enjoyed gardening and creating beautiful surroundings until just a few months ago. She was a 1947 graduate of St. Leo’s Nursing School and was one of the last seventeen still living from that class. She enjoyed her yearly alumni meetings and attended them faithfully. St. Leo’s was the first hospital in Greensboro and when she enrolled there, she and her twin sister, Fae, intended to go into the Army Corps of Nurses during the second World War. However, the war ended before she graduated, and she went on to become a registered nurse. After working for various local doctors in their offices, she worked at Moses Cone Hospital and retired from there in the late 80s, after working in the operating room, medical daycare, the IV team and the OB-GYN delivery room. She loved her work and was well known as a brilliant and compassionate nurse. Not only was she a hospital nurse, she cared for her own family in an unprecedented way. When a baby was born, she was there; when there were emergencies, she was there; when someone needed consoling, she was there. She gave unselfishly and eternally to her family with care and love. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Quate, Jr.; seven of her siblings and her loving grandson, Jay Clemmons. Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Ron Quate and his beloved partner, Cindy Palmer and their daughters, Marcie and Logyn Estes; daughter, Cheryl Clemmons; granddaughter, Kaysie Clemmons; her precious great grandchildren, Tucker and Tristan Triplett and Ruby Clemmons; her siblings, Harry Tucker (Sarah), Patsy Hagan, and Clifton Tucker; and her beloved nephew, Tavis Chatham; step-granddaughter, Allyson Brock (Chris) and their infant son, Noah. The family would like to thank those who took beautiful care of her in her last days: Teresa, Demetria, Sharon, Charlie, Amber, Julia and Kelly. Special thanks also goes to Annette Henley, her niece who loved and took care of her as well. Trellis Hospice Care took exceptional care of her and the family. Words do not express our gratitude and love; they were incredibly expert. Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com.


  • Visitation at Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm St. Chapel Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service at Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm Chapel Sunday, September 15, 2019


Annie Mae Quate

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Larry Wells

September 15, 2019

God bless.

Nelson Rhodes

September 14, 2019

Dear Ronnie ,

Chrystal and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God bless you and give you comfort during this time, my dear friend

Gary Clemmons

September 11, 2019

Mac and I send our love and deepest condolences to the family in the loss of Nanny Mae. She was an uncommonly strong and tender woman and we loved being around her. Now her bright light will shine on Jay and John and her other family members, and the reunion is bound to be joyous. We will miss your sweet face, Mae, and your kindness to all you met. You lived well - and you showed us all what dignity, grace and faith can do in the world.

Much Love,
Gary and Mac

John Wall

September 11, 2019

Cheryl, sorry to read of your mom’s death. I remember her in her nurses uniform. It appears she and my aunt Louise Wall were at St. Leo’s at the same time. That hospital still has a very good reputation for graduating superior nurses. Best to you and family.

Carole Simpson

September 11, 2019

I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother! I only met her one time probably around 40 years ago. She was a beautiful lady, and I know you loved her so! Let your wonderful memories of her and with her comfort you at this difficult time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love you,
Carole & Mike Simpson

Rachel Wall

September 10, 2019

To Ronnie: God saw Mae getting tired. And a cure was not to be. He put His arms around her. And whispered “Come to Me”. With tearful eyes you watched her. As she slowly slipped away. And though we loved her dearly. You couldn’t make her stay. Her heart of gold stopped beating. Her tired little hands put to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us. He only takes the best. You are in my thoughts and prayers and know that the love y’all shared leaves sweet memories that will always be with you. Rachel and PeeWee

Kathy Walser

September 10, 2019

To Ronnie Quate, Cindy Palmer, Cheryl Clemmons, I had the pleasure of meeting Mae 12 years ago when I came to work for Bob King Kia. I want to say what a very spry and young at heart beautiful woman she was from the first time I met her. I saw her again this past year at Ronnie's birthday party and had the opportunity to really sit down and chat with her. She mentioned dancing and how she loved to dance. Ronnie, Cindy and Cheryl, I know words cannot express the grief you are going through during this time. I just want to say that Mae is at home in heaven with her beloved husband as well as her sweet grandson, JAYBIRD, and dancing in the clouds. My condolences go out to you all.