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Paula J. Maxwell

1943 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
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Paula J. Maxwell

Shreveport, LA - Funeral services celebrating the life of Paula Jean Maxwell, 75, will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Brookwood Baptist Church. Lunch and refreshments will follow the service. Officiating will be Pastor John Harp.

Paula was born on July 9, 1943 in Brenham, Texas and passed away on September 11, 2018 in Shreveport, LA. Paula grew up in Shreveport and graduated from Centenary College. She worked as a teacher and then with the airlines before moving with her husband James (Buddy) to Glen Ellyn, IL in 1977. Paula and Buddy spent many years in Glen Ellyn, IL raising their two children and numerous pets. She worked for American Airlines at the O'Hare Admirals Club and retired from American in 2005. In 2009 Paula and Buddy moved back to Shreveport, Louisiana.

Her passions were taking care of family, travel and supporting her Uganda Africa mission efforts thru Juna Amagara. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Juna Amagara (

Paula was preceded in death by her parents Oscar and Alene Jahnke. Surviving her are her husband James 'Buddy' Maxwell, her two children Jem and Jennie, her brother Bob and sister Janie, and her two grand-puppies Moose and Diogi. Paula also leaves behind many nieces and nephews as well as friends from all over the country. Paula was well loved by everyone who knew her, as one of her gifts in life was helping others and being a true friend to everyone around her. She truly exhibited how a Christian should live out their faith in daily life to everyone she came in contact with.
Published in Shreveport Times on Sept. 14, 2018
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