Maxine A. Allison

June 10, 1933July 19, 2012

Maxine A. Allison, 79, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Thursday, July 19, 2012, due to complications after surgery at Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk.

Maxine was born on June 10, 1933 in Sylvatus, VA. She was a Peninsula resident for 60 years after marrying, the love of her life, Bernard W. Allison. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 3219 where she served as Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary.

Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard W. Allison; parents, Hobart and Blanche Richardson; and siblings, Harvey Richardson, Ray Richardson, Clara Dillard and Raymond Richardson. She is survived by her daughters, Stella A. Harris and husband Gary of Yorktown, and Michelle Allison of Hampton; granddaughters, Amanda Harris of Newport News, Brittany Henry and her husband Kenneth of Yorktown; sisters, Berta Jennings of Hillsville, VA, Collene White of Roanoke, VA, and O'neda Chrisley, Gertrude Akers and Freida White, all of Hillsville, VA; and multiple nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of Maxine's life will be held Wednesday, July 25, at 1:00 pm at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Hampton-Veterans Memorial Gardens.

The family has requested that visits prior to the service be made at Stella's home at 216 Denise Drive, in Yorktown.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666. Psalms 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 24, 2012
  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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Lisa and Reggie Akdogan

July 26, 2012

Dear Michelle and family. We were so sorry to learn of the your Mom's death. We know how close you all have been, and cannot imagine the loss you are feeling. May God give you the strength you need at this time, and may the memories of all the wonderful years you have shared with you Mom give you comfort. Love, Lisa and Reggie

July 25, 2012

Dearest Stella, Gary and girls,
Jeff and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers have been going out to you for days! Stella - I got caught in the rain coming from Chesapeake at 5:30 and missed the viewing...I am so sorry. You have been on my mind and know that I love you and are praying for your heart to heal. A family loss is hard let alone your Mother. I know I can't even imagine what your feeling but my heart is with you daily, hourly and minute by minute. I love you Stella and you can call me anytime you want (880-6964).

Debbie and Jeff Bristow

Veronica Reynolds

July 25, 2012

We extend heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. We pray that peace and comfort will cover your grief. And know that the ones we love are never gone because they live in our hearts forever.

Stephanie Steele

July 24, 2012

Hold to God's unchanging hand, and He will give you strenght in your time of need.

Renee Crawford

July 24, 2012

Stella, The Resident Council Of Sentara Nursing Center- Hampton we extend are deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God continue to hold your tight while you go through this difficult time. Sincerely Renee Crawford /President

Stephanie Steele

July 24, 2012

Stella , From the Resident Council of Senatara Nursing Center-Hampton,we extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God hold your hand through your difficult time.

Eurica White

July 24, 2012

My deepest sympathy to you and your family . May God grant you peace.


July 24, 2012

sorry for your lost, may God be with you and your family

Stuart Richardson

July 24, 2012

We were so sorry to hear about Aunt Maxine's passing. We wish we could have been with you all. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you.
Love, Stuart and Sue Richardson

Ladies Auxiliary 3219, President, Keisha Lavender

July 23, 2012

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers.