Virginia Elizabeth Maxwell

Published 6:16 pm Friday, October 14, 2011

Jan. 15, 1923 –

Oct. 11, 2011

A celebration of life for Virginia Elizabeth Maxwell, 88, took place at Clark Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Michael L. Mobley officiating. Rev. Larry Martin sang Mrs. Maxwell’s favorite songs.

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Mrs. Maxwell was born in Vancouver, B.C., on Jan. 15, 1923. She died Oct. 11, 2011, at her home, following a battle with various health issues since her auto/train wreck in September 1982. Her love of the Lord provided her strength to courageously deal with numerous surgeries, etc. She was a most amazing and remarkable woman, an inspiration — a true miracle of life. Her example to all was “it’s all about attitude” and “assurance of God’s love.” To be in her presence was such a blessing. She will be remembered for her loving heart and her love of living. She knew how to live.

The majority of her childhood and youth, she resided with her parents in Atlanta, Ga. She moved to the Whigham area with her parents during her high school years.

She married her high school sweetheart, Norman Julian Maxwell of Whigham, on Nov. 18, 1938. They were truly sweethearts forever. They have three children: Mary M. Mobley of Whigham; N. Julian Maxwell, Jr. (and Diana) of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., and Jimmy F. Maxwell (and Kathy) of Whigham; five grandchildren: David D. Mobley Jr. of Roswell, Ga.; Michael L. Mobley of Whigham; Paul K. Mobley of Tallahassee, Fla.; Kimberly A. Maxwell of Whigham and A. Jerod Maxwell of Calvary, Ga; and one great-grandson, Alexander Julian Mobley of Tallahassee.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis Heygood Foster and Dena Harrell Foster.

Mrs. Maxwell was a member of “five generations” in her family twice in her lifetime — once in 1940 and again in 1990. Mrs. Maxwell was a former member of the Cherokee Garden Club of Whigham and the Tallahassee Arts & Crafts Society. She was sincere and true in her heart and mind, possessed a nature that individuals could not help loving. Her memory will never grow old.

Mrs. Maxwell was a member of the Whigham United Methodist Church. Three marble benches were placed in front of the Whigham United Methodist Church in honor of Julian and Virginia Maxwell, in 2000, by their children.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alabaster Jar Ministries, Inc., P. O. Box 840, Cairo, GA 39828.

Clark Funeral Home of Cairo was in charge of the arrangements.