Aunt Renee was always so beautiful and classy. She will be missed.
Cindy Tatum (daughter of Uncle Charles)
My Dearest MaMa,
I will miss you so much! You were always a trooper a good listener,always up for a movie, a card game,lunch or just hanging around. We always had fun. You were a kind and caring person I was lucky to be your grand daughter. The last year was a tough one for you,losing your independendence.I know you didnt want to live like that. Mom and Dad did such a good job helping you. You are where you want to be. I will miss you so much,but I look forward to seeing you again some day!
Love You, Tammy
Mama, was my Grandmother. what a fine one. Always there to listen. She was up for a card game a movie lunch shopping or whatever we wanted to do. She was active until the last year. I admire mom and dad for taking such good care of her. THE LAST YEAR WAS A TOUGH ONE. It was time for her to go. No more suffering. Although she was graceful until the end. I will miss her so much but I will look forward to seeing her again some day. I love you always. Love, TAMMY
Ray~ Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the loss of your mother.
Mama was one of the most beautiful, caring, and positive people I've ever known! She never had a negative word to say about anyone or anything which is a great lesson for all of us. She was such an awesome, classy, loving, role model for everyone. I feel very blessed to have had her in my life and I know heaven now has one of the most beautiful angels ever. She will be missed but not forgotten.
Lori (Granddaughter), Hank, Meagan, (Will), Cody (Great-Grandchildren), Wyatt, Cayden, and Annli (Great Great Grandchildren)
Dear Ray, Joy & Family - So sorry to hear about your Mom. I never met her but after reading all these beautiful comments she must have been really special. Sure do miss seeing you all. Been too many years. Lots of memories that we treasure. I guess you know we moved to NC in 2004 so will not be there for the services. But in thought & prayers we will be. May God bless you and give you peace at this sorrowful time. Love, Al & Connie Bruce
Ray, Joy and the rest of the family, We are so sorry for your loss. May God bless each of you in your tme of sorrow. We think of you often.
If you looked in the dictionary for gracious or lady you would see a picture of Irene Maxey. She always made you feel special when you were with her.
I will always cherish my last visit with my Aunt Renee in Florida. Even with her advanced age, she was still the wonderful and gracious hostess that the family always remarked about and loved. My Dad always remarked what a perfect lady his sister was and now they are together at last.
I can remember Irene almost as far back a I remember my own mother. I was born at Lillybrook in 1941 where Irene, Hank, Eliott Ray and Judy lived. I believe my sister Rita and I started grade school with Judy. Even when I was a little boy, I thought Irene was the prettiest woman that I would ever know. Besides being pretty whe was always every bit of a lady to be admired and appreciated. On behalf of my late father and mother, Frank and Clayetta Helvey, our family and cousin Joann Hall ( of Melbourne Florida ), our condolences to her family and friends. I'll miss visiting with her at future Stoco Communities reunions in Coal City. Best regards;
R. Grant Helvey Sr - Ocean City, MD.
MaMa was my adopted Grandma...I will remember her as a charming, best dressed and kind southern "lady". She never had anything but kind words for all. She was always interested in what was happening in your life and would ask and truly enjoy your updates. She would ALWAYS thank me for sending her a Christmas card. I look forward to seeing you someday again in heaven. Love you and will miss you with all my heart MaMa!
We treasure our fond memories of Renee. She was always pleasant, affirming and gracious. We will miss her greatly. Emerson and B.J. Wood (brother and sister-in-law)
Renee was the sister everyone desires. So kind,compasionate and understanding. I stayed with Renee and Hank my first job, and she would always have soup and sandwich at noon. playing "Liverpool" going to Church and eating at Burger King afterwards. Never will forget these cherished memories. Gerald-Brother
I will always cherish my memories of Aunt Irene; from weekends spent in Lillybrook, enjoying her famous biscuits and gravy, Saturday night movies in Macarther, to wonderful brief visits with her in Melbourne. What an elegant and graceful lady she was! She always made everyone feel better when she was in the room. She will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known her. My deepest sympathies to Ray and Joy and Judy and their families and to the Wood siblings. Love Virgil Ray
When I came into the family at the age of twenty , I knew there was something different about you than the rest of the family. You were at my house when I brought home my first child. You were always special to me. Will foreward to seeing you in Heaven. Love to the family from Vernon and Mae Hurt.
My life was so enriched knowing Irene she was a royal southern belle ladie I will miss her very much. I'm so glad I knew her. You have my deepest sympathy just remember memories last a life time I know my memories of Irene will Her Friend Marian
We have known Irene for a long time, she was always so kind. Looking at her picture is the way we remember her, always looking pretty. To Ray, Joy and family, yes, you will miss her but rest knowing she is in a better place with no pain. God always know what is best for each of us. Love and Prayers.