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Maxine Elizabeth Nall

TALLAHASEE, Fla. – Maxine Elizabeth Nall, 86, a native of Alabama, went to be with the Lord Jesus, May 28, 2011, while residing at HarborChase in Tallahassee, Fla.

She was born Nov. 17, 1924 in Uriah, the only daughter of Devon Jake Sims and Annie Dora Sims. She married her school sweetheart, Horace Thomas Nall, on Sept. 14, 1941.  To help the war effort in World War II, she worked in a Mobile shipyard.

She was a devoted wife and mother involved in the PTA and local church activities.    She was baptized into the Primitive Baptist faith in 1963 and served the Lord for more than 40 years. Maxine lived simple, laughed often, loving and being loved deeply by her family and friends, and rejoicing in her artistic and gardening talents.

Her devoted husband of 66 years, Elder Horace Nall, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her daughters, Linda Chaisson, Janice Henderson and Sharon Nall; grandchildren, Sonya Turpin and Cindy Clegg; great grandchildren, Brianna Courtney, Kira Turpin, Dakota Courtney, Richard Turpin, Alayna Courtney and Leighton Courtney; and her brothers, Dohn Sims and Billie Sims. She is also survived by Cathy Johnson, special friend and caregiver who thought of Maxine as a mother; her family in Christ, the members of the local Primitive Baptist Churches that she attended and the friends and caregivers of HarborChase in Tallahassee, Fla. who had grown to love her.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Atmore Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the funeral home with interment to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in her name be made to churches or charities of their choice.