Maxine Keath Profile Photo
1932 Maxine 2024

Maxine Keath

February 4, 1932 — April 11, 2024

Maxine Pryor Keath, 92, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2024, at Gordon Hospice House. Maxine was born on February 4, 1932, to the late William Clifford Pryor and Flossie Mae Gryder Pryor. After graduating high school, she married James Randolph Keath of Moberly, Missouri, and made that her home until 1976. At that time, she moved back to Statesville, NC.

Maxine worked in retail most of her life, beginning with Walmart, often holding two jobs at a time. Upon moving back to Statesville, she went to work for Woolworth in Signal Hill Mall. She enjoyed her job there, working at the service desk with her coworkers, many of whom became lifelong friends, more like family members. Sometime later, she went to work at Intercraft Industries and retired thereafter 15 years. Eventually, she ended up back at Walmart, in Statesville this time. She retired at the age of 84 after many years of service there. She was also a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.

Maxine was an avid reader, and after retirement, she would often read all day long. She had a Kindle that was kept charged at all times because after finishing a book, she would start a new one. Another one of her hobbies was playing the board game Scrabble. Even at 92, she was a formidable opponent and an amazing speller. She often came out the winner. Her love and joy for life were evident to anyone who knew her, and she was respected, loved, and cherished, especially by her family.

Maxine was affectionately known as "Max" by most everyone who knew her, including her family. It was a term of endearment which to her children meant she was not only their mother but a best friend.

We know that Maxine knows no pain or suffering now and that she is with our Lord in Heaven. Until we see her again, we take comfort in the knowledge that God is holding her in his loving arms.

In lieu of flowers the family request donation be made to Gordon Hospice House & Palliative Care  https://apps.hoic.org/donate-now
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Maxine Keath, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, April 15, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Wesley Memorial United Methodist

825 Wesley Dr, Statesville, NC 28677

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Monday, April 15, 2024

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Wesley Memorial United Methodist

825 Wesley Dr, Statesville, NC 28677

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Graveside Service

Monday, April 15, 2024

3:00 - 3:30 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 267

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree