Floral 09


Grace M. Maxwell

June 1, 1952 ~ November 10, 2018 (age 66)

On Saturaday November, 10, 2018, Mrs. Grace M. Maxwell quietly and peacefully entered The Kingdom of Heaven to be with the Lord. Mrs. Maxwell, a wife, mother, sister, and grandmother was adored and loved by those she touched and will be sadly missed. She loved her husband, children, and grandchildren with great pride.

Mrs. Maxwell enjoyed the simple things in life. She loved to cook and bake everything from scratch. Her fried chicken, peach cobbler, and sweet potato pies were among her favorites to prepare most requested by friends and family.  She also enjoyed watching western movies, playing bingo, crossword puzzles, and listening to good music. Her day was always brightened when she heard songs by Shirley Ceaser, Patti LaBelle, Marvin Gaye, and Luther Vandross.

Mrs. Grace M. Maxwell 66, of Fountain Hill, Pa passed away at Phoebe Home Allentown Saturday, November 10, 2018. Born in Elizabeth City, NC, she was the daughter of the late Milton Ojay Outlaw, the late John Herbert Butts, and Margaret McPherson Butts, and was the wife of Deacon Sammie Lee Maxwell. Grace was a member and deaconess of St. Paul Baptist Church in Bethlehem, Pa. She also served as a missionary and was a member of the flower club in church.

Mrs. Maxwell was educated in Elizabeth City/Pasquotank Co. NC where she attended H.L. Triggs, Elementary School, P.W. Moore Junior H.S., and graduated from Northeastern H.S. in 1972. She has also earned a diploma in cosmetology from The College of The Albemarle in 1974. Later in 1974, Mrs. Maxwell moved to Bethlehem, Pa. where she soon started a career in nursing that lasted over twenty years. Grace provide great care to the many residents of Holy Family Manor, Mary Ellen Convalescent Home, and Manor Care. She was very much loved and respected by her peers and residents she gave care to.

In addition to her husband of thirty-two years, Mrs. Maxwell is survived by three children, Mohamed Mansaray Jr. and wife Tashila of Gaithersburg, Md, Shaun Mansaray of Fountain Hill, Pa, and Clara Maxwell of Bethlehem, Pa; ex husband Mohamed Mansaray Sr. of Freetown, Sierra Leone;  seven siblings, John W. Butts III and wife Tonya of Lancaster, TX, Rev. Dr. Montina Jones, and husband Rev. Dr. Vincent  Jones of Suffolk, Va, Dr. Aubrey G. Butts and wife Lucy of Bunnlevel, NC, Sharon B. Daring of Allentown, PA, Craig C. Butts and wife of Gates, NC, Sergeant First Class Aquita Palmer and husband Staff Sergeant Merik A. Palmer of Clarksville, TN, and Bonita Butts of Elizabeth City, NC, nine grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to her fathers, she was preceded in death by Ralph Maxwell. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Phoebe Home Allentown and St. Lukes Hospice Care for their kind and compassionate care.

Viewing will take place on Friday from 6-8PM in Judd-Beville Funeral Home, Inc. 1310-1314 W. Hamilton Street Allentown, PA 18102 and Saturday from 4-5PM in Restoration Temple 1928 Chapel Avenue, Allentown, PA 18103 Homegoing services will follow at 5PM.

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