Ms. Maxine Deese, 58, of 1107 Lake Drive, Laurinburg, was born February 19, 1956 and departed this life on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at her residence. She is preceded in death by her mother: Mrs. Sallie Thompson Deese; her step-mother: Mrs. Mary Martin Deese; and one step-sister: Mrs. Jeannie Bell-Nichols.
The funeral will be conducted Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Locklear & Son Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev: Marshall Locklear and Bro. Stanford Locklear officiating. Burial will follow in White Hill Church Cemetery.
Ms. Deese leaves to cherish her memory her father: Mr. Earl Deese of Pembroke; two brothers: Dr. Joseph Deese and Dr. Delton Johnson both of Maxton; a sister: Mrs. Diane Deese Chavis(Mr. Ronnie) of Pembroke; her step-sister: Mrs. Marty Bell-Knell (Mr. Donnie) of Wake Forest; two nephews whom she treasured: Mr. Jordan Chavis (Ms. Victoria) of Raleigh and Mr. Ryan Chavis of Brooklyn, NY; a step-niece: Mrs. Sunny Myers (Mr. Isaac) and their beautiful children: Wasswa Clay and Nakato Mary, all of Knightdale; a special friend who was like a sister to her: Ms. Beverly Locklear of Laurinburg; a special niece: Ms. Shania Locklear; and a host of cousins and friends who loved her dearly.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday, October 17, 2014, at Locklear & Son Funeral Home.