Maxine Thurmond

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Thurmond AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Maxine W. Thurmond, widow of Mr. Earl H. Thurmond, Sr., transitioned on Thursday, October 27, 2016. She was also predeceased by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jackson (Maggie Tyler) Wilson. She leaves to mourn her passing and celebrate her home going four children and their spouses: Dr. Maggie Thurmond (Keith) Dorsey, Dr. Earl H. (Phyllis) Thurmond, Jr. (Lithonia, GA), Rev. Da'Henri R. (Antoinette) Thurmond (Richmond Hill, GA), Dr. Kimberly Thurmond (Corey) Bowdre (Weymouth, MA); grandchildren and spouses, Michael (Myisha) Dorsey (Knoxville, TN), Daniel (Victoria) Dorsey (Thomasville, GA), David (Dr. Sparkle) Dorsey (Aiken, SC); grandchildren, D. Ramsey Thurmond, Jr., Barbara Maxine "Maxie" Thurmond, Corey O. "CJ" Bowdre, Jr., Chase O. Bowdre; great-grandchildren, Morgan J. Dorsey, Maxwell J. Dorsey and Hailey V. Dorsey; brother-in-law, Marion (Nora) Thurmond (Williamsville, NY); sisters-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Thurmond (East Orange, NJ), Mrs. Lillian Thurmond-Jackson (East Orange, NJ), Ms. Joan Thurmond, Ms. Barbara Jones (Monroe Township, NJ) and Dr. Maureen Walker (Mr. Bill Larkin) (Natick, MA); along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and long-time caregiver, Mrs. Janet Peterson. Mrs. Thurmond was a retired elementary school teacher from the Richmond County Public School System. She was a member of Trinity C. M. E. Church and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Zeta Xi Omega Chapter. She was a former member of many other organizations including: Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Women's Civic Club, Sand Hills Neighborhood Association, and Richmond County Retired Educators. Maxine was educated at the public schools of Richmond County, Haines Normal Institute, Paine College and New York University. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Earl H. and Maxine W. Thurmond Memorial Scholarship Fund, Office of Institutional Advancement, Paine College, 1235 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30901. Her Ivy Beyond the Wall Service will be held on Friday, November 4 at 6 P.M. followed by a family visitation from 7-8 P.M. at Trinity C. M. E. Church on 2930 Glenn Hills Drive. A Home Going Celebration will be held in Mrs. Maxine W. Thurmond's memory at Trinity C.M. E. Church on Saturday, November 5 at 12 Noon. W. H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, Augusta, GA 30901 (706)722-6401.


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