Maxine J. Hitchens, 82, of Millsboro, passed away peacefully at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Delaware Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. where she was surrounded by family.
Born Jan. 27, 1931, in Millsboro, she was the daughter of the late Dorsey and Anna Clark Johnson. She spent a career as a worker at the NCR facility in Millsboro, and also retired from Boardwalk Plaza. She was a dedicated, hard working and fastidious woman - a loving mother, grandmother and “family person” who served others. She was exemplary in her housekeeping and cleaning skills.
In addition, she played piano at both her home church, Friendship United Methodist, and also at Harmony United Methodist Church.
She is survived by six children: Harvey Hitchens and his wife Irene of Millsboro, Gerald Hitchens of Millsboro, Angela Burton and her husband Ross of Dover, Rodney Hitchens of Millsboro, Sonia West and her husband Randolph of Millsboro, and Terrence Hitchens of Philadelphia, Pa. She has nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded by one son: Keith Hitchens; and several brothers and sisters.
A funeral service and celebration of her life will be held Monday, Aug. 12, at Harmony United Methodist Church, Route 24 in Millsboro with Pastor Gary Meekins officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until noon and the service will begin at noon. Interment follows at the Harmony UMC Cemetery. Floral tributes are welcomed.