Mary Maxine Jennings Justice went to be with the Lord and family on August 11, 2012.

She was preceded in death by her faithful husband of 33 years, William Monroe Justice; brothers, Truman, Terrel, Winston, Basil and Kenneth; sisters, Dorus Ray, Audrey Jones and Martha Holmes. She is survived by many Jennings and Justice nieces and nephews.

Mary was born January 13, 1921, to C.C. and Calma Elah Patton Jennings in the Walters Chapel Community and attended school there for 11 years. After receiving a basketball scholarship, she went to Cabot where she attended her senior year and graduated in 1940. She was All County and All State basketball player, attended Teachers College in Conway where she received her Teaching Certificate. She taught school from 1941-1946 in the Walters Chapel Community, now know as Walters Chapel. She then moved to Lonoke and taught school for two years. In 1948 she went to work for Welfare Office, later became Social Services. She married William Monroe Justice June 8, 1951. In 1955 they joined Lonoke Baptist Church. Through the years they enjoyed their church work, traveling, hunting, and fishing, visiting and helping others. She retired in 1982 after 35 years of service to care for her husband until he died March 28, 1984 after 33 years of marriage. Since 1984 she has cared for her family and a few friends until she entered Golden Years Manor in January 2006.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 14, at Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke. Burial was in Glover Cemetery.

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