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Maxine Hines

Maxine Hines

Mar 12, 1936

Jan 8, 2022


Maxine Hines, 85 of Louisville died Friday, January 7, 2022 at her home.

Visitation 11-12 Saturday, January 15, 2022 at W.T. Shumake & Daughters Funeral Home 3815 Newburg Road. Funeral to follow at 12 noon.

Maxine Hines was born March 12, 1936 in Wynne, AK to the late Dr. David Witherspoon (DDS) and Susie Miller, Maxine later moved to Memphis Tennessee where she was raised. Maxine was the second oldest of five children: James, Brenda, Betty , and Robert.

After attending Melrose High School, she met and married the late James Hines. Along with their children Bani, Debra and James Jr., they settled in Louisville, KY where he served in the military.

After divorcing, Maxine moved to Oyster Bay, Long Island in 1962, where she worked for the Neisloss family, department store owners and home builders. After several years with the Neisloss’, Maxine eventually moved to Brooklyn, where she gave birth to her daughter, Regina. She worked for American Express and then for the NY telephone company, as a telephone operator, where she ultimately retired after 25 years. Upon retirement, she returned to Louisville where she lived for the remainder of her life.

Maxine’s loved two things. She liked to play the lottery and she loved to cook She fed everyone that walked through her door and would often prepare food just to feed the homeless in her neighborhood.

Maxine was a member of the St. Paul Community Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY and attended both Bates Memorial Baptist and Lampton Baptist Churches when she moved back to Louisville.

Affectionately nicknamed Mama Mac, Maxine was the matriarch of her family and a mother to all that knew her. She was revered by her grandchildren and was known to be a nurturing, generous, no nonsense soul with an amazing gift of foresight and great wisdom.

Maxine was called home to rest on January 7, 2022 and leaves behind to cherish her memory, her children: Bani Hines-Hudson, Debra Hines, James Hines Jr. and Regina Combs. She also leaves behind her beloved Brother James Miller (Ola Miller), along with a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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