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Maxine Shealy Thompson

February 12, 1930 — January 13, 2023

Powder Springs, GA…Maxine Ann Shealy Thompson died on January 13, 2023. A celebration of life service will be held at 2 PM on Thursday January 19, 2023 at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church in Powder Springs, GA with Reverend Matt Petty officiating. Interment will be held after the funeral at Kennesaw Memorial Park in Marietta, GA. The family appreciates flowers in honor of Maxine or gifts to either Gideons International or Samaritan's Purse.

Maxine Ann Shealy was born February 12, 1930 in Prosperity, SC. She was the daughter of Michael Clifton and Spencer Elizabeth (Carter) Shealy who are both deceased. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Ronald (Ronnie) Thompson, and sisters Winifred Elizabeth Stockman and Joyce Katherine Paden. She spent her youth in Prosperity and Charleston, SC. Maxine shared many good memories of her childhood including riding the trolley into Charleston and eating at the drug store on King Street. She spoke of black outs in Charleston during World War 2 due to enemy vessels along the coast. She also enjoyed high school at St Andrews Parish High School in Charleston and later attended Newberry College in Prosperity where she sang with the Newberry Singers. She was married to Ronnie on December 23, 1948. Ronnie was in the Air Force and they moved around in their early years and eventually to Marietta, GA to work with Bell Bomber (later Lockheed).

Maxine and Ronnie had four children. Susan Hadaway, Michael Thompson, Faron Thompson, and Melanie Franklin who all live in the Cobb County, GA area except for Faron who lives in Bonaire, GA. Maxine was blessed with 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and growing.

Maxine would tell you that her most important decision in life was made in Columbus GA when a friend invited her to church. She accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and her life changed forever for the good. Maxine attended Olive Springs Baptist Church and then Roswell Street Baptist for 50 years where she was in the choir for most of those years and taught 6th Grade and adult Sunday School classes. When she moved to West Cobb after Ronnie’s death, she joined Burnt Hickory Baptist. She made it a priority for her family to be in church teaching them to love the Lord and walk with him daily and tell others about Him.

She was a wonderful wife, mother, and homemaker. She always put others first and made family a priority. She made home a bright place that was filled with love. Maxine was an amazing cook and put a homecooked meal on the table with fresh desserts daily. Her fried chicken was the best!! She was also an excellent seamstress making clothes for all family members throughout the years including a wedding dress for Susan. She had a green thumb and grew all kinds of flowers and worked with Ronnie to have some amazing vegetable gardens.

Maxine had a vibrant and joyful personality. She was always full of energy and was an encouragement to family and friends. She will be missed but we know she lived a good life and is rejoicing now in Heaven.
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