Cora Alma “Mickey” Maxwell, age 65, of the Mt. View community passed away Wednesday April 22, 2015 at her home.
Funeral services were held Saturday April 25, 2015 at 8:00pm in the chapel of the Pine Knot Funeral Home, with graveside services following on Sunday April 25, 2015 in the Mt. View Cemetery at 12:00pm with Bro. David Troxell and Bro. Darren Kidd officiating.
Mickey was born on May 21, 1949 to the late Rev. Luther and Ethel (Crisp) Phillips. Also preceding her in death were three brothers Alonzo Phillips, Carlos Phillips, and Luther Phillips Jr. four sisters Zora Myers, Laura Jane King, Imogene Pryor Watters, and Gladys Pat Hill, two nephews Ronnie Phillips and Dakota Clark.
She is survived by her husband Donald Lee Maxwell whom she married on Oct. 14, 1967, with this union in marriage they brought forth two children Carla Reana Kidd and husband Darren and Brian Lee Maxwell and wife Melissa, four grandchildren include Chelsea Reana Clark and husband William, Katlyn Kidd, Macy Maxwell, and Garrett Maxwell, one great granddaughter Cora Anne Reana Clark; three brothers Eugene Phillips and wife Debbie of Muncie, Indiana, Blaine Phillips and wife Kathy of Stearns, Kentucky, Wayne Phillips and wife Patsy of Stearns, Kentucky; two sisters Clotine Clark and husband Winfred of Somerset, Kentucky, Dora Adkins of Diveron, Illinois; two brother-in-laws Denzil King of Stearns, Kentucky, Dave Myers of Springfield, Illinois; one sister-in-law Julie Phillips of Stearns, Kentucky; she also leaves behind 35 nephews and nieces.
Mickey joined the Bell Farm Baptist church at an early age and later moved her membership to Mt. View Baptist Church where she worked with the youth as Sunday school leader and teacher. She later joined the Walkers Chapel Church and remained there until her health worsened.
She was a caring wife and loving mother and grandmother as well as being a hard worker and business woman. She started working at McCreary County Manufacturing and later became secretary at the Whitley Elementary. In 1975 she and her sister-in-law opened the flower shop where she worked until her health would not allow it. Mickey’s interest in life were Church, Business, and family. She was always willing to help others in the time of need. Her memory will be cherished by all who knew her.
Pine Knot Funeral Home assisted the family of Cora “Mickey” Maxwell with funeral arrangements.