Beverley Lang MacBain

February 21, 2021

Beverley Ann Lang MacBain

Roses are Red Red

Violets are Blue

No words we print here

Will do justice to YOU!

Beverley Lang MacBain, 92, died February 21, 2021 at Southminster home after a gradual decline in her health. A native of Lynchburg, Virginia, she was the youngest of 2 daughters to the late Eleanor Rinehardt Lang and Albert Warren Lang.

Bev grew up in Lynchburg and graduated from E.C. Glass High School in 1946. Working through her innate shyness, Bev pushed herself to be involved. She was in all the Clubs, head of the Crest Yearbook staff and head cheerleader for her final 2 years. The family was so relieved she was finally coming out of her shell!! Upon graduation, Bev headed south to Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. Attracted to their education curriculum, she graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She returned to Lynchburg and began what would become the perfect career for Bev, a school teacher!

In early 1952, the L’burg social scene was in full swing and young Bev continued to push herself to be involved. Her early 20’s were such fun years and oh the stories that were told!

As it goes, Bev and her roommate hosted a party and friend Martha brought a George MacBain as her date. Bev recalled George, with flask in hand, walks in the kitchen asking “where’s the ice Babe?” Well from there they danced and danced the night away, …… Next day George called Bev for a movie date and Bev responded “well, what’s wrong with Martha?” George said, “I don’t know, is there something wrong with Martha?” Bev said “YES” to the date and the rest is “life-long” history as they married in 1953!

After several career stops, Bev and George moved to Charlotte in 1964 with their adorable young sons, George and Lang. They landed on Scotland Avenue and for the next 45 years they were key influencers of the “Scotland Ave mafia”. As fate would have it, most of these treasured friendships have migrated with Bev to her beloved Southminster. Bev, a life-long active tennis player (into her 80’s), as was George, made life-long friends at Olde Providence Club. She adored her time with friends in the Junior League, her time volunteering at the Mint Museum, the Arts & Fancies book club and her many years in the German Club. Bev was a true child of God and her involvement at Myers Park Presbyterian Church was an important part of her life for 57 years. Some of her involvement included; naturally a Sunday School teacher, member of Presbyterian Women, Circle Chairman, a Deacon and Elder as well as being recognized as Woman of the Year.

When her boys reached their teenage years, she resumed her teaching as the special education teacher at Presbyterian Hospital. She would help all age children keep up with their studies when in the hospital for extended periods due to illness or  surgery. She was a natural and “Teach” as she was known by the hospital staff, would go on to do this for 20 years.

Bev/Nini was her happiest when she was with or talking to her loving family. She was pre-deceased by her “precious” husband and life mate George “Big G” of 58 years. Bev is survived by her two sons: George MacBain and wife Carter along with their two sons Will and Ben and their wives Meg and Kaitlin: and Lang MacBain and wife Rachel and their two sons Taylor and Charlie and their wives Lauren and Julianne. A recent addition to Lauren and Taylor is Bev’s 6 month old great grand-daughter Amelia whom she had a magic time with on Saturday!

Bev was a giant of a Southern lady in her 100 pound body! She loved deep and as a result, she was loved even deeper. She connected and touched people in a way like no other. With that cute motherly smile, her contagious positive attitude, she had you and you didn’t want to let go…..As the poem reads, no words we print will do justice to YOU…Rest in peace our dear Angel knowing your life had a profound positive influence on ALL who knew you!

 A service to celebrate the life of Bev MacBain will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 26, 2021 at Myers Park Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Joe Clifford officiating. Please join the family via livestream through the Myers Park Presbyterian Church website,  

The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers for their love and support that helped make Bev comfortable these last few days from Embrace Health at Southminster and the Hospice team from HPCCR.

Memorials may be made to Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Place, 28207; Southminster Foundation. 8919 Park Rd, 28209 and Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region PO Box 470408, Charlotte, NC 28247.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at


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  • Elisabeth Benfield

    I am sorry to hear about your wonderful Mom's passing. Losing a parent is always deeply saddening. Treasure your memories as they are worth more than gold! I am thinking of you and your family.
    Elisabeth (Baynard) Benfield

  • John & Sandy Ibach

    Dear George and Lang and families,
    We were so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. What an incredible amazing woman she was! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

    John & Sandy Ibach

  • Cathe Davies

    A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, through us, they live on. A day before she died she said I am the daughter she never had and gave me a big hug, mother is someone I will never forget, my condolence.

  • Susan McKenry

    What a perfect friend. Wise, thoughtful, smart, loving, industrious and so much fun!! When I fell in love with her cousin, Jim, she made me feel as if I had been a member of the family forever. I loved her. Everyone did. George and Lang are blessed to have had her as their mom.

  • Betty Lou Brundick

    I loved your sweet momma! I got to know her at church and then enjoyed seeing her at Southminster. She had that special ability to connect with everyone. Prayers for all of her family!

  • Ann (Boyer) Wright

    Your mother was the best! In the late 1960s, I remember her teaching us the Ten Commandments in Sunday School. A few years later, I saw her frequently as we both volunteered at the hospital. Then, over the years, we would see other at various places. She was always delightful and gracious. She was the sunshine on a cloudy day. Anyone who knew her lives a better life because of her always positive attitude. My heart goes out to her family and friends.

  • Tena Mann

    There are a lot of things to say about Bev but shy was not one I have witnessed. Bev was a very compassionate and loving lady and will be missed by the lives she touched. She was so sweet to me when Joe passed and when Big George passed I spent a little time at her house just talking. Condolences to Bev’s beautiful family and God bless you all.

  • Thesha Woodley

    What a beautiful life! Sending our thoughts and prayers to the MacBain family. Thankful for her service at the Mint Museum.

  • Carolyn and Bryan Taylor

    Farewell to our wonderful former neighbor. She and George were 2 of the finest people we ever met. They welcomed us warmly to Scotland even after we disrupted the block with a long renovation project. Bev was like a grandmother to our children and a great source of wisdom. We send our thoughts and prayers to George, Lang and all the MacBains.

  • Julie and John Armistead

    We so enjoyed getting to know Bev! What a firecracker! She and I shared a love of Tim McGraw, and I will remember her fondly when I hear his music.

    Thinking of all of you with love,
    Julie and John

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