Janice "Jan" Maxwell

March 29, 1939October 13, 2020

Janice (Jan) Erlene Maxwell went to be with the Lord peacefully in her home on October 13th. She was born in Muskogee, OK on March 29, 1939. She graduated from high school in Oklahoma City in 1957.

She married Jim Maxwell on August 27, 1960; therefore they celebrated their 60th Anniversary in August of this year. She and Jim moved to Duncanville, TX in 1972 and worked together for companies out of Chicago and New York, supplying parts and equipment to customers that rebuilt starters and alternators. She and Jim joined Hillcrest Baptist Church in 1986. She was a HUGE Dallas Cowboy fan and enjoyed 19 years as a season ticket holder along with her kids. She loved her dogs, but her greatest joy came in 2007 when they were blessed with their grandson Hogan. She had a great sense of humor but will be remembered most for her laugh and constant smile. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed by her family and all who knew her.

She is proceeded in death by her father James Carter; mother Geraldine "Dean" Moore; step-father Jesse Moore; mother-in-law Nina Dene Maxwell and sister, Barbara Jo Whisenant. She is survived by husband Jim Maxwell; daughter Kristi Renee Maxwell of Duncanville, TX; son Michael Russ (Rusty) Maxwell and wife Jennifer of Coppell, TX; grandson Hogan James Maxwell; brother-in-law Larry Whisenant; nephews Travis and Garrett Whisenant and her cousin "sister" Sue Wickliffe. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to the SPCA and Wounded Warriors. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m Saturday, August 17th at Little Bethel Cemetery in Duncanville, TX.


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020


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Carole Vaughan

October 16, 2020

Jan was a sweet loving friend who always had a smile and loved to joke. She was a blessing to know. She will be missed - we will see her again.

Kristi Maxwell

October 15, 2020

Mom was the best mother ever. She was not only my mom but my best friend. She always made me laugh and it is the best feeling to know that she was loved by so many wonderful friends. Everyone I have talked to over the past few days said they will miss her laugh and the twinkle in her eyes when she smiled. She was usually up to something. I could not ask for anything more than to know she touched so many lives.


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