Mamie L. Fleming

December 25, 1949 - March 22, 2019

Mamie Lee Fleming, a longtime resident of the Altoona area, passed away Friday, March 22, 2019 at Clearwater Care Center.

Mamie was born in North Carolina to late Mamie Nora King and the late Jesse Lee King. Mamie was raised in Philadelphia, where she received her high school diploma from Germantown High School. She then went into the health care rehabilitation sector for her career until she became disabled due to a car accident and had an adverse reaction to pain medication, which burned 90 percent of the skin off her body. Despite her disability, Mamie was always optimistic, vibrant, and her heart resided with Christ. Mamie relocated from Philly to Altoona in 2002 to be near her brother and family of Fall Creek.

Mamie lived a full life doing the things that she loved, by the time she became a teenager she was writing poetry, drawing, playing the piano and singing. She also learned how to make her own clothes and do many other arts and crafts (believe it or not she also worked on cars and did carpentry work). Mamie was also sort of a maverick in sports such as drag racing, playing basketball, bowling, and baseball.

Mamie was a bit of a socialite; meeting and gathering life-long friends along the way. She had an infectious smile and beautiful heart that no one could resist. she enjoyed: “America’s got Talent,” the “Animal Channel,” singing karaoke, and watching movies. Her number one pastime was bingo, which she played with her friends. She loved sharing food brought into the nursing home by family and friends, such pepperoni pizza, burgers, and Chinese food.

I could go on and on about my beautiful sister who had friends galore. We all loved her dearly and she loved us. She was not only a sister and an aunt but a best friend. She was a true beacon of light to all who came across her path. Rest in Peace our angel, Mamie because you sure earned your wings while on this earth.

To Friends: Thank you for standing with her and all of us all when times were hard. Cancer tried to take our smiles but you were all there. We shared each other’s stories, smiles and tears, but most of all we shared our love which will never die. Instead, it will bloom forever in our souls into the afterlife. Please be strong because the world needs people like you, true friends.

Mamie is survived by her two brothers: Maurice McIntyre Sr. of Fall Creek, WI and William King of Philadelphia, PA. She is also survived by her numerous nieces and nephews: Charleen McIntyre of Kaiserslauten, Germany, Maurice McIntyre Jr. of Eau Claire, WI, Doeneah McIntyre of Altoona, WI, Sade Cook of Milwaukee, WI, Jaboidia McIntyre of St. Paul, Kleara McIntyre of St. Paul, LeAndre McIntyre of Fall Creek, and others of Philadelphia, PA. She is also survived by her grand-niece Amelia Goettl of Altoona who gave her much love and joy.

A Memorial Service will be held at Smith Funeral Chapel on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 11:00 am. Family and friends may leave online condolences at www.smithfuneralec.com.

  1. Deepest sympathy to your family for your loss. Mamie will be deeply missed. She was a beautiful and vibrant woman. I will never forget when I first met her. We instantly connected. We had so many wonderful times.

    - Lisa Lenarz

  2. My condolences to the family.

    - Vickie McIntyre

  3. Maimie indeed had a bright light! Kindness with some Sassiness radiated from her😊 I know how much Doeneah & Amelia love her, & they know how much they meant to Maimie. She is a lady who brought out the best in people❤ Rest in peace

    - Brenda Goettl

  4. Maurice and Family,
    My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I heart is heavy knowing that I won’t be seeing that beautiful lady anymore. But, I know that she is at peace and is pain free and will be doing all the dancing and singing she can and as loud as she can.
    May you find comfort in the days and years ahead, hold onto all the memories that you made with Mamie.
    God Bless – LeAnn

    - LeAnn Colins

  5. I am so very sorry to hear about Mamie’s passing. My mom Karen, and Mamie were good friends. She was a huge support to my mom has her health was failing. She will definitely be missed. Now she can rest in peace without pain. My condolences to your family. – Ann

    - Ann Curler

  6. Maurice & William

    Please know that the members of the Walkertown Community are saddened today. We have loss one of our own. A limb from our family tree has fallen. Cousin

    Mammie was a loving and happy spirit that loved the Lord. She expressed her love for Christ in her daily living.

    This body is only a shell after death. Our body is decaying daily and passing away but God is building us “a house not made with hands” but an “eternal [one] in the heavens.”

    Today as we reflect on the beautiful life of your sister, we are comforted in the WORD .

    Respectfully

    Marvin E. Walker and the Entire Walkertown Community

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    - Terrance (Walkertown Community)

  7. Deepest sympathy and prayers for peace and strength…

    - Kisha Jacobs Bannerman

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