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Mary Maxwell

Ruleville- Mary Ruth Maxwell, age 90, of Ruleville, died on Wednesday February 10, 2010 at the Grenada Lake Medical Center in Grenada, MS. She was born on May 23, 1919 to Church and Elona (Williams) Williams. Mary attended school in Skene, MS. She also attended Business School in Memphis, TN and also Delta State College in Cleveland, MS. She married J. B. Maxwell on April 25, 1938 in Ruleville, MS there she and her husband raised 3 children. Mrs. Maxwell worked for several companies before her retirement including 20 plus years of service for North Sunflower Medical Center and Mississippi Department of Corrections as the director of the Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center. She was a member of First Baptist Church Ruleville, Eastern Star, Southern States Correction Association, Mississippi Association of Professionals in Correction and a former VFW Auxiliary. She was an avid bridge player. Mrs. Maxwell was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, Floyd Maxwell, two brothers; Carlton Williams and Floyd Williams.
Visitation will be held Sunday 02/14/2010 from 1:00 PM ~ 3:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Funeral Services will follow at 3:00 PM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the Lehrton Cemetery in Ruleville.
Pall-Bearers are grandsons; Justice Lusk, Sean Maxwell, Brian Maxwell, Brennan Raney, Tyler Raney and Jason Wolfe. Honorary Pall-Bearers are Shea Lusk and Jake Wolf. She is survived by Daughter, Cecilia Lusk of Ruleville, MS. Son, James William Maxwell of Horn Lake, MS. Grandchildren Sean Maxwell, Mimi Harder, Brian Maxwell, Helen Maxwell, Monica Wolfe, Matt Maxwell, Coco Plum, Josh Maxwell, Jamie Harrell, and Shea Lusk. Great grandchildren; Shelby Shepard, Joshua Harder, Alex Roberts, Allen Maxwell, Felecia Maxwell, Brennan Raney, Tyler Raney, Jake Wolfe, Nichole Lusk, Justice Lusk, Ashley Cocilova, Lance Lusk and Riley Lusk. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association National Center 7272 Greenville Avenue Dallas, TX 75231 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital P.O. Box 2151 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38101-2151. Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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Monica- I am so sorry for your loss! You sure have a had a hard year. My thoughts are with you. julie cates neeley

julie neeley - February 18, 2010 at 09:10 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My condolences to the Maxwell family and my God give you all comfort during this period. I worked 8 years and with Mary at MDOC and she was such a pleasant person to be around and a great boss.

Lesley B. McKinney - February 15, 2010 at 08:10 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

for a very dear aunt that will be missed.

carlton littleton williams - February 14, 2010 at 10:03 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers for the family of Mary Ruth. She and all her family were a big part of my growing up years. I remember her so well and all the memories of her living next door to us in Ruleville all those years. May she rest in peace.

Carmena BoylesDimitratos - February 13, 2010 at 09:41 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

MARY, WE LOVED YOU AND WILL MISS YOU GREATHLY.WE ENJOYED WHAT TIME WE HAD DUREING THIS CHRISTMAS 2009. GOOD BY MY FRIEND

JOE& LYDA DURHAM - February 13, 2010 at 05:27 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Aunt Mary Ruth was a Grand Lady!! To me she was the definition of a YaYa Sister.. With Grace,Class and a warm loving spirit to all. She was loved and will be missed by all her friends and family.. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Debbie Williams-Hamilton - February 13, 2010 at 02:57 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

MARY, WE WILL MISS YOU GREATLY . WE ENJOYED THE TIME YOU GOT TO COME UP TO BE WITH US DUREING CHRISTMAS .2009 WE LOVED YOU .BY BY DEAR FRIEND

LYDA & JOE DURHAM - February 13, 2010 at 11:14 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Aunt Mary, We were blessed to be able to spend Christmas with you and Cousin Cecelia at Mom & Joe's in Athens, AL. You are truly loved and will be missed greatly by your extended family but you are now in the Lord's hands. May he bless you richly.

Ken & Judy Williams - February 11, 2010 at 09:39 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM