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Margaret Marie Maxey
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Margaret Marie MaxeyMargaret Marie Maxey, 77, passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2011, at UTMB in Galveston, TX.  Margaret was born on November 6, 1933 to Reece and Margaret M. Sheppard.  She was employed as a Nurse Assistant at Moody House Retirement Community, Turner Geriatric Center and Taft Nursing Home until her retirement. Margaret was affectionately known to her family and friends as "Markie".  She was loved by all who knew her and was the matriarch of the Maxey family.  She received Christ at an early age at the Wesley Tabernacle Methodist Church and was later a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church in Galveston, TX.  Through her union with her husband, Johnie Emery Maxey, Sr. were born 11 children, 48 grandchildren, 129 great -grandchildren and 16 great -great grandchildren.  Markie enjoyed spending time with her family, taking trips to Las Vegas, trips to Louisiana at the Coushatta, and loved her football games. But most of all she loved her family and her Ball High Tors.

Markie was preceded in death by her father, Reece James Sheppard, and 5 grandchildren, Horace Guidry, LaTosha Epps, Loriel Williams, Emory Chambers, Jr. and Reece Maxey IV.

Markie is survived by her husband of 62 years, Johnie E. Maxey  Sr., sons, Johnie E. Maxey Jr. (Ruth Ann), Reece J. Maxey, Sr. (Toya), Daniel W. Maxey (Shunta) all of Galveston, TX  and Kenneth E. Maxey (Joyce) of Texas City, TX; daughters, Gloria J. Woods (Otto, Sr.), Karen E. Maxey, Medina A. Bernstine (Levy) all of Galveston, TX, Eva F. Guidry and Jacquelyn K. Maxey of Austin, TX, Delores A. Armstrong (Ronald, Sr.) of Texas City, TX and Brenda J. McKinney (Lafayette) of La Marque, TX; her mother, Margaret M. Sheppard; sister, Helen Pearl Shields of LaMarque, TX; special cousins, Willie Mae Boyd and Herman Craig; special friends, Anna Mae Boyd and Georgie Wooten; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will begin at 9AM on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, followed by funeral service at 11AM at the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church,  Rev. Norris D. Burkley, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.




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