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Mrs. Maxine Otelia Brown, of 19226 Church Road, South Chesterfield, Va., born to the late Elbert Sr. and Marie L. Turner on Sept. 28, 1953, went home on Friday, April 5, 2013, to be with our Heavenly Father.

Maxine retired from McGuire VA Hospital after 22 years of service and she worked at Chesterfield County Jail for eight years, both as a licensed nurse. She was a member of Brown Grove Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph S. Turner Sr.; one sister, Hazel Turner; one devoted nephew, Keith Collins; and her in-laws, Milton Sr. and Ernestine Brown.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Byron Brown Sr.; three children, two daughters, Mishelle Brown-Mayo (Herman Jr. "Jay") and Tracey Lewis (Kenneth "Tee"), and one son, Byron Brown Jr.; five grandchildren, Duk'Quan and Malik Mason, Herman "Manny" Mayo III, Kyjánae and Kmarí Brown; four brothers, Elbert Turner Jr. (Virginia), Steve Turner (Earlene), Adam and Tony Turner; eight sisters, Maretha Mosby, Brenda Marable, Suzanne Cooper (Donald), Everlene Jones (James), Joyce Lewis, Geneva Giles (James Sr.), Dale Turner and Daisy Duncan; four sisters-in-law, Bessie Jacobs, Nena Marks, Rodena Collins and Bernadette Turner; one brother-in-law, Milton Brown Jr.; devoted friends, Joyce Bolling and Ella Booker; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Brown Grove Church, 12816 Bailey Bridge Road, Midlothian, Va.; the Rev. Andrew T. Carey, pastor, eulogist. Interment to follow at the Brown Family Cemetery, South Chesterfield, Va.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2013, at the funeral establishment.

Honorary and active pallbearers are asked to assemble 12:30 p.m. at the church.

The family will assemble and receive friends noon at 9720 Spring Run Road, Chesterfield, the day of the services and the family will also receive friends at 21606 Magnolia Avenue, South Chesterfield, Va.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mrs. Brown at

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911,
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Published in The Progress-Index from Apr. 6 to Apr. 8, 2013
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