Emma Madon Maxwell, 80, of Middlesboro, KY, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the Middlesboro Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born on January 6, 1933 in Middlesboro and was the daughter of the late Luther Henry and Eva Powell Madon. Emma was a life-long resident of Middlesboro and was a faithful member of the Binghamtown Baptist Church. She retired from AT&T after 30 years and opened a day care service in her home. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Lee Maxwell, and four brothers: James Hubert, Howard Thomas, William Edward, and Arnold Madon.
She is survived by three daughters: Rhonda (Steve) Roark, Leisa (Bill) Pickering, and Becky (J.B.) Pitman; one son, Steve (Susan) Maxwell; 9 grandchildren: Benjamin (Hesper) Roark; Damian and Graham Pickering; Natalie, Brooks, and Daniel Pitman; Samuel, Olivia, and Madeline Maxwell; 3 great-grandchildren: Annabella, Emaline, and Elanore Roark; special friends and caretakers: Clemmie Bingham and Marsha Combs, and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 5,2013 at Shumate Funeral Home Chapel with Gary Bingham presiding. Music will be provided by Thomasa Risner. Graveside services will immediately follow at the Yeary Cemetery in Binghamtown. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m., Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Shumate Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Gateway Christian School.