Dear Jackie and the Dean and Poynor Families,
Sister Maxine was a dear friend. We always enjoyed being with her. Her dedication to God, her family and friends was the greatest.
Bro. Jack and Maxine truly had a vision, and faith to carry it out. They always stood out in front, and excelled in all that they did for God, their family, their church, the A.B.A., and our Country.
I ,personally, will never forget the week I stayed with them in Bowie, and the Washington D.C. area. We were two whole days in the Smithsonian, the capitol buildings,and with the preachers in the Washington D.C. area.
You have our sympathy and condolence. May God continue to bless each of you.
Your friend and brother and sister in Christ,
Dane and Mary Ann Ruff
Maxine Dean was truly a godly woman and an inspiration to all who knew her. She was always interested in my life and made me feel welcome in the church. She will be sadly missed by her family, but how wonderful to know she is in the arms of her Savior and reunited with her husband, Jack.
Your Mom and my Bob Just outstripped us
to see Jesus. Keep looking Up!! Evelyn Nusko
Jackie & Family;
No words of mine can express how much I loved Mrs. Maxine "Mother" Dean. On behalf of the deacons of Grace Baptist Church, please accept our deep love for you during this time of remembrance and celebration on Maxine's Heavenly Homecoming. Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to you, Toby, Debbie, Jason, and the entire Byrd and Babcock families. Maxine lived a life of serving others in church, work and her home. Whether it was her family or anyone she came in contact with, she believed that we should love others as Christ loved us and to love others more than ourselves. She demonstrated that with her deeds and words. Maxine trusted in Jesus her whole life. She grew up hearing about Jesus and His grace. She also encouraged many others to trust in God and her quiet faithfulness was an example of how each of us should live our lives for His glory. She was not just a strong Christian, faithful friend, and counselor; To me, she was simply “Mom”. Renting a room at her house and being in her presence for five years was very personal and moving for me. I was not just a tenant; I was one of her boys. I was family. Although many that stayed with her often referred to her Mabank Lane residence as the “Dean Hotel”, for me it will always be called “Home”. A hotel is a place where you temporarily stay and rest. A home is where you are always welcome, have deep love for each other, and you are family. The love she showed to me and the love you have shown to me over the last thirty years is something very dear to me, as you are to me. I love you Jackie. Our church loves you. And we love your family. God bless you. We continue to pray for his strength and love during this time but know that we have assurance and peace that Mom is with her Lord, praising God's glory and awaiting the day when all of her children will finally come home.
In His Grace,
This dear lady reached out and in tender love helped me grow and develop in The Lord I am what I am today because of her and Bro. Dean's patient help. Thanks Sister Maxine. I am so grateful that God brought you into my life.