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Maxie Belle Spence Livesay

Maxie Belle Spence Livesay, 94, of Cary, NC, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 13, 2015. Maxie passed away peacefully at WakeMed Cary Hospital with her three loving daughters by her side. Born on October 2, 1920 in Spring Creek, WV, Maxie was the daughter of the late James McClung Spence and Amanda Ellen Neathawk Spence. She was married to the late Hubert Bright Livesay for 54 years.

Maxie is lovingly remembered by her family: daughters Joy Spinks, of Lilburn, GA, Judy Lusk, of Cary, NC, and Donna Blackmer and husband Jack, also of Cary; 8 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great grandchildren; brother James “Boon” Spence and wife Edith, and sister-in-law Edith Livesay Taylor and husband Tom, all of TN. Maxie was preceded in death by her brother John Spence and her sisters Nancy Alford, Dare Brown and Sydnie Stewart, as well as her sons-in-law Bill Spinks and Jake Lusk.

Maxie had a special zest for life powered by her faith in God and love for her family. Maxie was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She left a lasting impression on everyone in her life – especially her eight grandchildren – who adored her dearly.

Maxie’s family would like to thank all of the many wonderful people who participated in her care, giving her comfort and touching her life.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 11 a.m. - Noon at Apex Funeral Home in Apex, NC. The funeral service will be held at Noon, with family to receive guests following the service. The graveside service will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015, at 1 p.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park in Oak Ridge, TN, assisted by Weatherford Mortuary with the Reverend Mark Barbour officiating.

Memorial contributions in Maxie’s memory may be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association at or to the American Red Cross at

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