Maxine Witt, 91, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at Heritage Manor in Houma.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until funeral time Friday at Chauvin Funeral Home in Houma. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with graveside services to follow at Holy Rosary Cemetery.
She is survived by her children, Gary Witt and wife, Glynna, Mickey Witt and wife, Paula, Valerie Dupre and husband, Harry, and Kris Witt and wife, Phyllis; grandchildren, Wendy Martin, Kelly Price, Matt Witt, Sherry Morton, Stephen Witt, Brian Witt, Josh Witt, Rhiannon Foret, Tyler Witt, Kaylen Witt, and Alex Witt; great-grandchildren, Jesalyn Martin, Kelsey Brossette, Cody Smith, Cameron Smith, Griffin Cockerham, Hannah Lovell, Miles Morton, Ray Price, Taylor Price, Bailey Price, and Adalynn Foret; and great-great-grandchildren, Brennan Lacoste, Colin Price and Rhylee Triche.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eva Faye Jackson and Vern L. Jackson; husband, H. Dale Witt; and grandchild, Lorrie Michelle Witt.
Maxine had a passion and talent for making beautiful artwork. She was the illustrator of "Last Island" and several other books. She was also a member of the Terrebonne Fine Arts Guild. Maxine was retired from Terrebonne Council on Aging, where she served as the organization's art instructor. She painted the artwork for the council's Krewe of Mardi Gras float for many years, and in 1984, she was selected to serve as the Krewe's Queen. She was also a frequent participant in the Council's Annual Senior Olympics event.
Maxine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a kind, happy and energetic person who will be missed deeply by all who loved her.
To send condolences, please visit www.chauvinfuneralhome.com.
Chauvin Funeral Home in Houma is in charge of arrangements.
Chauvin Funeral Home - Houma
5899 Hwy 311 Houma, LA 70360
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Aug. 26 to Aug. 27, 2014