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Maxine Willey: Longs

1929 – 2023

     Maxine Willey of Longs passed away on Friday, June 2, at home. She was 93.

     She was born Aug. 8, 1929 in New Orleans, Louisiana and was the daughter of the late Ralph Gossin and the late Bertha Gossin.

     Maxine attended Bob Jones University where she met “that crazy Jim Willey”. They were married for 64 years at the time of his passing in 2014.

     Maxine is survived by her daughter Karen Collett, preceded in death by her husband Dr. Dana Walter Collett; sons Jim Willey, Jr. and wife Kelly and Paul Willey and wife Carole; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

     Maxine was a devoted follower of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and lived a life of love, grace and forgiveness.

     Our lives have been touched and memories will live on forever. We say goodbye for now but live with the assurance of seeing you again in our eternal home with our Savior.

     Memorial services were planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Kinlaw and Rev. Paul Willey officiating.

     Family planned to receive friends following services.

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