HAMPTON - Maxine A. Allison, 79, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Thursday, July 19, 2012, due to complications after surgery at Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk.
Maxine was born on June 10, 1933, in Sylvatus, Va. She was a Peninsula resident for 60 years after marrying, the love of her life, Bernard W. Allison. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 3219 where she served as Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary.
Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard W. Allison; parents, Hobart and Blanche Richardson; and siblings, Harvey Richardson, Ray Richardson, Clara Dillard and Raymond Richardson.
She is survived by her daughters, Stella A. Harris and husband Gary, of Yorktown, and Michelle Allison, of Hampton; granddaughters, Amanda Harris, of Newport News, Brittany Henry and her husband Kenneth, of Yorktown; sisters, Berta Jennings, of Hillsville, Va., Collene White, of Roanoke, Va., and O'neda Chrisley, Gertrude Akers and Freida White, all of Hillsville, Va.; and multiple nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of Maxine's life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Hampton-Veterans Memorial Gardens.
The family has requested that visits prior to the service be made at Stella's home at 216 Denise Drive, in Yorktown.
Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666.
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Published in Daily Press from July 22 to July 23, 2012