Alice “Maxine” Whittington

Alice Maxine Whittington was born in Monroe, North Carolina on October 19, 1943 to Austell and Irena Mae Cain.  At age 69 she entered peacefully into Heaven’s gates on January 17, 2013 after a valiant fight with Cancer.

As a child her family moved from North Carolina to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she grew up with her eleven siblings.  Maxine later met the love of her life, Wallace Whittington of the Eastern Shore, Maryland, and they wed on April 15, 1966.  Of this forty-seven year union six children were born: Kathy (deceased), Cheryl, Kimberly, Wallace Jr. (deceased), Gregory and Michael.

Maxine worked for Sherwin Williams for thirty-five years before she retired to do what she enjoyed most, spending quality time with her family. Maxine had also been a dedicated member of Waters Chapel United Methodist Church in Marion, Maryland since the mid 1980’s. Maxine was a faithful and committed servant to the Lord and her church, serving wherever needed until her illness prevented her from participating.

Maxine was a dedicated wife, mother, sister and friend. She had a sweet and simple demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many.  She was quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger. She often put the well-being of her family before her own.  She loved to read, laugh, joke around, watch game shows and play with her grandchildren.  Her contagious smile and nurturing love will never be forgotten.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her beloved husband of almost fifty years Wallace Whittington and four children: Cheryl (Fredrick) Simpson-Moore of Princess Anne, Maryland, Kimberly Dansereau (Stephen) of Marion, Maryland, Gregory (Courtney) Whittington of Augusta, Georgia and Michael (Jennifer) Whittington of Honolulu, Hawaii.  Maxine is also survived by her thirteen grandchildren: Trevor Dansereau, Cherelle Simpson, Chelsea Simpson, Hassan Cansler, Trey Dansereau, Cedrick Moore, Aaron Whittington, Aaliyah Whittington, Taylor Whittington, Alyssa Whittington, Anthony Williams, Kennedy Whittington and Tyler Whittington and one great-grandchild Rickelle Simpson-Henry.  Maxine is also survived by one sister and two brothers (all off Philadelphia, Pennsylvania): Betty Mangum, Howard Cain, Walter Cain and a host of nieces and nephews.

Maxine was a great wife, mother, sister and friend and she will forever be greatly missed by all who knew her.

A funeral sevice will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Crisfield, Maryland where friends may call two hours prior. Interment will be in Liberia United Methodist Church Cemetery in Marion Station, Maryland.

7 Responses to “Alice “Maxine” Whittington”

  • Deneen & Rodney Simpson:

    Cheryly and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. We have been in your mother’s company on a few occasions but could see how much she loved and enjoyed her family. Cheryl, you always spoke about your mom and family in such a loving way and we just wanted to let you all know that we are thinking of you all here in Massachusetts. Stay strong and we love you all.

    Deneen & Rodney Simpson, Sr.

  • Alan Johnson:

    Wally and family:

    I am greatly sorry to hear of Maxine’s passing. I greatly enjoyed working alongside her at Rubberset for the seven years that I was there. She was truly one of the kindest and nicest people that I have ever met in my life, and to be honest I never would have figured out how to run those mixing machines without her help. In fact, I think none of us would have.

    God Bless All Of You!

    Alan and Kelly Johnson

  • Jasmine Whittington:

    DONT CRY FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Don’t cry for me when i’m gone, you will see me again one day, it won’t be too long. Wish me luck on this journey im taking, smile and think of the good times to stop your heart from aching.

    Nothing or no one in this world was meant to last forever, but the memories we share will always remain an everlasting treasure. Up, up and away I go, it’s time for me to settle in my new home and on the way up, I’m still looking down at you. So don’t cry for me, be strong and just know we will meet again before too long.


  • Tillie Green:

    Sorry for your great loss. You and Maxine were a special couple. I know your heart must be breaking. I don’t believe I ever saw Maxine that she didn’t have a smile. Please know that I am praying for you and your family.

    Tillie Green (Rubberst Company Retiree)

  • Jay & Patricia Booze:

    Wally & family,

    We are so sorry. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you.

    Jay & Patricia Booze

  • Dear Sister in law,
    We shared a lot of good times together. You will be missed and your kind words always brought comfort when I needed it. You will be another rose in God’s beautiful garden. Your smile will be the bright shining star.

  • Jasmine Whittington:

    I think about you a lot Aunt Maxine. I still have the scar on my leg from jumping off of your bed as a kid in the morning by myself. You didn’t beat me you just smiled and took care of me. I was never told ” I can’t ” or even ” No ” from my aunt Maxine and Uncle Wallace. showed me something in woman that hopefully I will become one day. The Sweest most gentle woman I ever laid eyes on. I try to slip you in my prayers here and there I hope you hear me. Please take of my dad up there and tell him I miss him too infinity.💚 until next time.

    -Jasmine Whittington

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