YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Maxine Gibbs departed this life on Saturday, April 4, 2020 in St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Maxine was born June 28, 1945, in Mobile, Alabama, a daughter of McKinley and Ernestine Milender.
She was a 1965 South High School graduate, studied Nursing at a Community College in Washington, D.C.
She was a former member of Greater Friendship Baptist Church, was an employee at the Youngstown Community Action Counsel as a Head Start Assistant, was head cook for Youngstown Board of Education and cooked at the Pyatt Street Market.
Maxine was passionate about cooking and caring for the ill; especially cooking delicious homemade meals.
She leaves her children, Ramona (Eric) Jordan, Rev. Isaac (Charlene) Black, Jr., Doris Josephine Black, Willie (LaToya) Gibbs and Francis (Chauntie Watson) Gibbs and a grandson, whom she reared, Antwan Milender; 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Willie Edward Gibbs, Sr., whom she married October 25, 1975 and passed in 2006; siblings, Alfred and Winfred Milender and Paulette Hudson and a grandson whom she reared as wel, Anthony Milender.
A PRIVATE VIEWING FOR THE FAMILY ONLY will be from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2020 at the F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, April 8, at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.