Maxine L. Harrell

August 26, 1944May 24, 2014
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Maxine Louise Harrell, 69, went home to be with the Lord on May 24, 2014. Born to the late Willie and Mary Spencer, Maxine was the eldest of six siblings. She was a graduate of Muskegon Heights High School and Muskegon Community College. After graduation, she worked as a billing clerk at Continental Motors and later served as an administrative assistant of Muskegon County Courts. She moved from Muskegon to Detroit, Michigan in the late 1960s, and paved the way for several family members to transition to Detroit by opening the doors of her home on many occasions. She was a PHENOMENAL MOTHER—taking seriously the nurture and care of her children. She enjoyed reading and playing the piano. Maxine worked for the Detroit Board of Education for nearly 30 years until she retired and moved to Tampa, Florida. She is survived by three of her four children: Gerald, Jeffery (Tila), and Veronica; and preceded in death by her son, Keith, and son-in-law, Robert. She also leaves to cherish her memory five siblings: Willie Jr., Ronald, Joyce, Terry and Gail; grandchildren: Shawn, Jeffery, Marcus, Asia, David and Maxine; three great grandchildren: Shawn, Devon, Adrianna; special caregivers, including Ms. Penny, Ms. Luz, and Ms. Rosa, and a host of other loving family members and friends. Maxine's presence on earth will be missed by the many lives she touched, but her transition to Heaven is a reason to rejoice.


  • Visitation Friday, May 30, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 31, 2014

Maxine L. Harrell

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Robin Greene

December 17, 2014

His name is Wonderful, Counselor,...the Prince of peace, I pray His continued peace for you and the family throughout this season. We love you


December 17, 2014

I'm thinking about you as Christmas time approaches. This will be my first Christmas without you!!! I just experienced my first Thanksgiving without you. But God is faithful and He gives peace...

George Harrell

June 2, 2014

God bless and im gonna miss you.

Lorenzo Thomas

June 2, 2014

May home coming be as pleasant as you was here.

Barbats Mc Daniel

June 1, 2014

I remember Maxine how she would always smile and she would let me baby sit her children when she and my sister would go out. Sometimes I went out with them we all had fun. I miss her so much already. You will always remain in my heart. Love you Mrs Maxine

jackie white

June 1, 2014

Maxine may you rest in peace with God

Linda S Spivey

June 1, 2014

Ronnie God is pleased with you in the caring of your Mother and only He will truly reward your faithfulness! Family stay close to each other. God feels your hurts and knows your sorrow thats why the Comforter is with you so call on the Lord day and night - Psalm 34:4

Lisa Thomas

May 31, 2014

Wow, the services were really nice. So many memorable pictures. The pictures gave me a peek of the wonderful life that she lived. That blessed me! I even remembered some things in my childhood from those pictures?? Ms. Maxine was well loved. Love You. Lisa

GC Curling

May 31, 2014

My thought and prayers to you Ronnie. I truly understand just right where you are now. I trust in the Lord as I know you do and in time the memories are comforting. Please know that you and your family continue to be in my thoughts and my prayers. Georgette.

Carolyn Mcdaniel

May 31, 2014

Our Prayers goes out to the family.