Middleton, Maxine Smith

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Maxine Jewel Middleton, 95, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, September 25, 2020. She passed peacefully at the home of her granddaughter, Sherry King, while surrounded by her loving family as she made her final journey to the gates of Heaven.

Maxine was born on February 8, 1925 in Rosehill, VA to George and Narcissi Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Middleton Sr.; son, Leo Middleton Jr.; and sisters, Charlene Hensley, Jenelle Boyd, Laura McNamara, and brother Roy Lee Smith. She is survived by her brother, Ira Smith, Denver, Colorado; a daughter, Norma Sue Whitt, Rogersville, TN; a son, Larry Middleton, Christiansburg, VA; several grand, great-grand, and great-great grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

Maxine lived her life doing what she loved best: raising her children and loving her grandchildren. After retiring from Avon as a corporate executive, she spent her time reading, studying, teaching scripture, playing the piano and guitar, and teaching others the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Maxine was a member of Main Street Baptist Church in Christiansburg, VA, Hardy’s Creek Baptist Church in Rosehill, VA, and The Women’s Missionary Society. She was an avid reader who enjoyed classical music, opera, musicals and oil paintings. She donated freely of her time to conservative causes, gave piano lessons to children, and made other various contributions to her communities. She loved her family passionately and was a treasured mom, grandmom, and grandmother to those who dearly loved her.

Her family finds comfort in knowing they will see her again one day. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16.

The family will hold a private graveside service at Sunset Cemetery in Christiansburg, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritan’s Purse in memory of Maxine Middleton. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.