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Maxine Nelson Obituary

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Maxine Nelson

Rector, Arkansas

April 17, 1937 - June 10, 2024

Maxine Nelson Obituary

Maxine Lavada Nelson, a beacon of love and faith, passed away peacefully on June 10, 2024, in Paragould, Arkansas. Born on April 17, 1937, in Monette, Arkansas, to Marvin and Juanita Horner, Maxine's life was a testament to the power of kindness and devotion.


A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Maxine was preceded in death by her cherished husband of 57 years, Max Nelson, her adored granddaughter Heidi Richey, and her parents. Her brothers Wayne, Larry, and Terry Horner also passed before her, leaving a legacy of family love that Maxine continued to nurture throughout her life.


Maxine's memory is treasured by her children: Vicky and Gary Richey of Marmaduke, Sabra and Tommy Frazier of Vilonia, and Andrea and Stan Moleski of Pocahontas. She was a proud grandmother to Jeramy and Tina Richey of Marmaduke, Kyle and Kathryn Richey of Bentonville, Hannah and Elizabeth Standage of Conway, and Drew and Angela Porter of Sherwood. Her joy was multiplied by her six great-grandchildren: Kirsten Richey; Kyndall, Kamryn, and Konner Richey; and Temperance and Scarlet Reeves. Maxine's brother Harold Horner of Coldwater, Mississippi, sisters Sandy and Don White of Mablevale, and Janice and Bob Plante of Rector, along with her sisters-in-law Kay Huckabay of Rector, Wilma Nelson of Hoxie, and Darlene Horner of Taylorville, Illinois, will hold her in their hearts, as will her many nieces, nephews, and cherished friends.


Maxine's passion for caring for others was evident in her professional life as well. She pursued her education in Nursing and proudly obtained her LPN certification, dedicating herself to the health and well-being of her community. Her caring hands and compassionate spirit were a comfort to many throughout her nursing career.


A woman of many interests, Maxine found joy in the simple pleasures of life. She loved to travel and explore new places, always ready for an adventure. Her hands were rarely still, as she created beautiful quilts that wrapped her loved ones in warmth. Maxine's laughter filled the room during BINGO games, and she cherished the camaraderie of playing cards with her friends. Her daily walks were a time for reflection and appreciation of the world around her.


Maxine's faith was the cornerstone of her existence. She was a dedicated member of Cappadocia General Baptist Church for over 50 years and, in her later years, attended Marmaduke First Baptist Church. Her faith-filled life was an inspiration to all who knew her, and her loving and thoughtful nature was a blessing to her family and community.


Those who knew Maxine will remember her for her unwavering love, her thoughtful gestures, and her deep faith. She leaves behind a legacy of kindness and devotion that will continue to live on in the hearts of those she touched.


As we bid farewell to Maxine, we hold tight to the memories and the love she shared so generously. Her spirit will forever be a guiding light to all who were fortunate enough to have known her.


Visitation will be held on Thursday June 13, 2024 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Marmaduke First Baptist Church. Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the church with Bro. Kim Bridges officiating. Interment will be at Harvey's Chapel Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial be sent to Marmaduke First Baptist Church Children’s Department, Youth Department or Harvey’s Chapel Cemetery.



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Maxine Nelson hosted by Irby-Mitchell Funeral Home of Rector.

Maxine Lavada Nelson, a beacon of love and faith, passed away peacefully on June 10, 2024, in Paragould, Arkansas. Born on April 17, 1937, in Monette, Arkansas, to Marvin and Juanita Horner, Maxine's life was a testament to the power of kindness and devotion.


A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Maxine was preceded in death by her cherished husband of 57 years, Max Nelson, her adored granddaughter Heidi Richey, and her parents. Her brothers Wayne, Larry, and Terry Horner also passed before her, leaving a legacy of family love that Maxine continued to nurture throughout her life.


Maxine's memory is treasured by her children: Vicky and Gary Richey of Marmaduke, Sabra and Tommy Frazier of Vilonia, and Andrea and Stan Moleski of Pocahontas. She was a proud grandmother to Jeramy and Tina Richey of Marmaduke, Kyle and Kathryn Richey of Bentonville, Hannah and Elizabeth Standage of Conway, and Drew and Angela Porter of Sherwood. Her joy was multiplied by her six great-grandchildren: Kirsten Richey; Kyndall, Kamryn, and Konner Richey; and Temperance and Scarlet Reeves. Maxine's brother Harold Horner of Coldwater, Mississippi, sisters Sandy and Don White of Mablevale, and Janice and Bob Plante of Rector, along with her sisters-in-law Kay Huckabay of Rector, Wilma Nelson of Hoxie, and Darlene Horner of Taylorville, Illinois, will hold her in their hearts, as will her many nieces, nephews, and cherished friends.


Maxine's passion for caring for others was evident in her professional life as well. She pursued her education in Nursing and proudly obtained her LPN certification, dedicating herself to the health and well-being of her community. Her caring hands and compassionate spirit were a comfort to many throughout her nursing career.


A woman of many interests, Maxine found joy in the simple pleasures of life. She loved to travel and explore new places, always ready for an adventure. Her hands were rarely still, as she created beautiful quilts that wrapped her loved ones in warmth. Maxine's laughter filled the room during BINGO games, and she cherished the camaraderie of playing cards with her friends. Her daily walks were a time for reflection and appreciation of the world around her.


Maxine's faith was the cornerstone of her existence. She was a dedicated member of Cappadocia General Baptist Church for over 50 years and, in her later years, attended Marmaduke First Baptist Church. Her faith-filled life was an inspiration to all who knew her, and her loving and thoughtful nature was a blessing to her family and community.


Those who knew Maxine will remember her for her unwavering love, her thoughtful gestures, and her deep faith. She leaves behind a legacy of kindness and devotion that will continue to live on in the hearts of those she touched.


As we bid farewell to Maxine, we hold tight to the memories and the love she shared so generously. Her spirit will forever be a guiding light to all who were fortunate enough to have known her.


Visitation will be held on Thursday June 13, 2024 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Marmaduke First Baptist Church. Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the church with Bro. Kim Bridges officiating. Interment will be at Harvey's Chapel Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial be sent to Marmaduke First Baptist Church Children’s Department, Youth Department or Harvey’s Chapel Cemetery.



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Maxine Nelson hosted by Irby-Mitchell Funeral Home of Rector.

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