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.
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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 www.parklawn-woodfh.com 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.
Psalms 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in Daily Press from July 22 to July 23, 2012