Thelma Maxey King

July 4, 1923February 18, 2021

Thelma Maxey King went peacefully to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 18, 2021.

She was born to the late Alberta Blanche and Ellis Maxey, July 4, 1923, in Longview, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother Algie Bell and two sisters; Johnnie Bell King and Estelle Bell Hunt. She is also preceded in death by son, Clifford King and daughter, Diana King Smith.

Thelma attended school in Longview, Texas and graduated from Longview High school. For over 50 years, she lived in Amarillo, Texas where she worked and raised six children before relocating to the Fort Bend County, Texas area in her later years to be closer to family. In Amarillo, she was a longtime faithful member of the Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church where she served as the Secretary of the Mission Board. Throughout her entire life, she held an unwavering faith in God.

Thelma was a beloved mother. She was a devoted mother and gave her time and heart to her family. She was extremely proud of her family, and leaves behind beautiful memories. Among her many joys; Thelma was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends, especially during the Christmas holiday. She was also a sports fan and enjoyed football and basketball.

Thelma is survived by four children: Glenn King of Amarillo, Texas, Barbara Smith-Weaver and husband Vincent, of Chicago, Illinois, Joyce Chevalier of Stafford, Texas, and Darrell King of San Antonio, Texas. Thelma will also be forever remembered by her numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and dear friends.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Interment

    Thursday, February 25, 2021


Thelma Maxey King

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Keith Grays

February 25, 2021

My condolences to the family! Ms. Thelma, as I affectionately called her, will be a beacon of light in the lives of many of us! A life now in her home in glory!
Love you all!

Leslie Brown

February 25, 2021


Sheri Williams

February 25, 2021

You once told me, you were like MC Hammer, โ€œ cainโ€™t nobody touch thisโ€ pointing to yourself. We had such a laugh ๐Ÿ˜‚. Your life, love, energetic spirit and care touched the hearts of many. You will be missed but not forgotten. As you look down on us give us guidance ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜.