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Maxine Phelps Reedy
SUGAR GROVE, Va.
MAXINE PHELPS REEDY, age 84, passed away Monday, April 8, 2019 at Francis Marion Manor.
Mrs. Reedy was Sugar Grove Royalty, and was loved by her students from the Sugar Grove School where she taught most of her 38 ½ years. She loved children and enjoyed catching up with her former students and they loved her. Maxine was true to her community and was active in the Rye Valley Ruritan Club and the Red Hat Society. She loved her Elizabeth United Methodist Church family and was a long-time faithful member. Maxine loved sports – especially her Hokies, but most of all she loved her family, and enjoyed spending time eating and shopping. She was a positive force in so many lives and will be missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Reedy; parents, Wayne and Madge Phelps; and brother, Raymond D. Phelps.
Maxine is survived by her son, Ben Reedy and wife, Pam of Marion, Va.; brother, George C. Phelps and wife, Betty of Laurinburg, N.C.; granddaughters, Lauren and Claire Rupe; special friends, Glenna Keyes, Ann Patterson and Sandy Linkous; and several nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to the staff at Francis Marion Manor for their wonderful care.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sugar Grove Elementary School, Attn: Kathy Thompson, 242 Teas Road, Sugar Grove, Va. 24375, to construct a shelter for their playground.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Pastor Kenny Price officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Sugar Grove, Va. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12 noon until the time of service.
To share memories of Maxine Phelps Reedy, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Maxine's family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.
Ben and Family, I cannot express in words what your Mom meant to me. She was the foundation that set the course for my life. You and the family are in our prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. All I can tell you is believe and trust in the fact that we will meet again Greg Barton
Greg Barton Apr 10 2019 12:00 AM
Ben and Pam so sorry to hear about Maxine. She was always the kindest person to be around. She will be missed. Prayers for you.
Paul & Pam Williams Apr 10 2019 12:00 AM
Just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss she was such a sweet lady. She was my first grade teacher and couldn't have had a better one she was the best. Even tho that was many many years ago she still remembered me and would talk every time id see her. She will definitely be missed...
Crystal Quillen Apr 10 2019 12:00 AM
Ben, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Maxien was a beautiful lady inside and out. I will never forget her smile, her laugh and the joy she brought to every person she met, especially my grandmother. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers as you face the difficult days ahead.
Emily Moore Apr 10 2019 12:00 AM
I remember having Mrs Reedy in the second grade in the early sixties. She was new then but was a very good teacher. Sorry to hear of her passing.
Warren Apr 9 2019 12:00 AM
Ben, I am so saddened to see this. Maxine was always such a joyful person. It brings a smile to remember seeing her and mamaw laughing, making happy memories the time they spent together. You will be in our thoughts and prayers as you face the difficult days ahead. I'm sorry for your loss.
Natasha Apr 9 2019 12:00 AM
There is nothing more beautiful than a baby's first cry, or more precious that a person's last sigh. One leaves the earth just as one enters! On their journey as they pass by each other a message of love is given to the new arrivals. The beauty of Heaven soon is seen , tears of joy from angels all around. The bright lights of the delivery room , with tears of joy from family all around. The gift of love was left by Maxine as she made her last sigh, to family and every student she taught. The time was right she left all they would to carry on without saddnes. Though she will be missed in every thought in the head. Love for her is carried on in the heart. God bless the family God's love is with you all.
Teresa L. Brown Apr 9 2019 12:00 AM
Maxine was a sensational presense- as glittery and sparkling inside as her jewelry and spangled clothing. She always made me feel like I was with a movie star - a kindly one with old Hollywood grace and glamour. She was easy to admire and adore. More than that Maxine made me feel like a star when I was with her too. She was a great listener who asked good questions and offered gentle advice and support. It made me feel important, admired, and loved. I'll miss Maxine's humor - her effervescent spirit - and our talks. I'm so proud to call her my friend.
Zetta Bowles Apr 9 2019 12:00 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mrs Reedy was a great teacher and friend. She will be missed by everyone whom came in contact with her. She was a beautiful lady inside and out.
Rosie Garrett Able Apr 8 2019 12:00 AM
Im sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Tina Hafer Apr 8 2019 12:00 AM