Funeral services for Maxey announced.
Funeral services for James Maxey, 59, of Helena- West Helena will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 a.m. at the New Haven M.B. Church in Helena-West Helena. Elder Steve Cooks of Hamilton, Ohio will officiate.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
A repast will be held after the burial at Kincaid Funeral Service Fellowship Hall at 1164 Highway 49 West Helena.
James Maxey “Rag Mop” was born on Dec. 6,1948 to Arlandus Maxey and Lucille Cooks-Maxey in Helena. He gave his life to Christ at an early age at King Solomon M.B. Church in Helena. He attended St. Cyprian Catholic School for his early education and graduated from Eliza Miller Senior High School in 1967. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and Germany. Upon his return from Vietnam he married his high school sweetheart, Clinton Campbell, and to their union his one and only beloved son, Kevin Maxey, was born.
James later left Helena and moved to Flint, Mich. He continued his military service as an Army Reserve medical staff member. Genesee County Community Mental Health Service also employed him as a counselor. He retired from the United States Army. He received decorations, medals, badges, commendations, citations and campaign ribbons, among them were the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal,
When James’ health began to fail, he moved back to Helena to be closer to family and friends. Maxey died Aug. 20, 2008 at his home.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory his son, Kevin (Angela) Maxey of Helena-West Helena; his mother, Lucille Maxey of Helena; his sisters, Carrie (Troy) Bobo of Helena-West Helena, Colonel Beatrice Maxey of Greenbelt, Md., Patricia Maxey of Chicago and Constance (Marvin) Jarrett of Helena-West Helena; his brothers, Elder Steve (Hilda) Cooks of Hamilton, Ohio, Donald (Ann) Maxey of Hackensack, N.J. and Arlandus (Yvette) Maxey of Erial, N.J.; his grandchildren and a host of aunt’s uncles nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The pallbearers will be active soldiers of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Arrangements are entrusted to Kincaid Funeral Services Inc.
Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at www.kincaidfuneralservices.com.