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Name:Athalia "Maxine" Johnson
Birth Date:09/16/1927
Deceased Date:07/18/2017
Mother:Beulah Waterfield - Edwards
Father:Walter J. Edwards
Sons:Oren Johnson , James Johnson
Education:Langston University
Occupation:First Security Bank - Commercial Bank Teller
Biography:Athalia "Maxine" Johnson, born September 16, 1927 in Oklahoma City, was the youngest daughter of W.J. and Beulah Edwards. Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, parents and all her brothers and sisters. Maxine's education was through the Oklahoma City Public Schools, where she attended Dunbar Elementary School and Frederick A. Douglass High School, graduating in 1945. She also attended a Catholic boarding school in Dallas, Texas and Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma.

On November 30, 1949, Maxine became the wife of Oren "Bud" Johnson; that union produced two sons, Oren, Jr. and James.

For a number of years, Maxine and her oldest sister, Deborah, managed Edwards Real Estate holdings. She later worked as a cashier for several local retail establishments, ultimately launching her second major career at First Security Bank & Trust Company, where she worked as a teller. Maxine loved the First Security banking environment and its emphasis on community relationships. She was recognized by bank leadership as "Teller of the Year," but her crowning achievement was the close bonds of friendship she developed with her customers and co-workers.

After officially retiring from First Security, she found joy in working and maintaining her Dodson Heights Addition home and lawn.

Maxine was a longtime member of Tabitha Baptist Church in Oklahoma City; her favorite Bible verse was John 3:16: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

Maxine leaves to mourn sons: Oren, Jr. and James (Melba); granddaughter, Tiffanie Selmon and great-granddaughter, Kennedi Selmon; sister-in-law, Finetta Edwards; nieces: Sheriel Waldrop, Birdie Eakins (Michael), Mary Frances Jones, Renee Garrick, Denise Woodard, Deborah Goines and Michelle Scott (Horace); nephews: Russell B. Edwards, Jr. and Hillman Garrick, Jr. Maxine likened two lifelong friends as sisters, the recently departed Tabitha matriarch Alice Albritton and Mae Neece Barclay.
Visitations:Friday July 28,2017 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Cemetery:Friendship Cemetery - Newalla, OKlahoma
Services:Tabitha Baptist Church 1219 NE Grand Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Services Date:Saturday July 29, 2017 11:00 A.M.

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(July 19, 2017 3:25 PM) Linda Taylor Barnett wrote:
"Love and Prayers"

(July 20, 2017 8:52 AM) DHS Class of 1971 wrote:
God bless you and your family.

(July 20, 2017 5:25 PM) Sheriel Bluitt-Waldrop wrote:
To The Family: May God, help our family cope with every sorrow and trial during this time. I will miss Auntie Maxine very much.

(July 20, 2017 9:38 PM) SHARON JOYCE BLUITT BURRIS wrote:
My condolences to the Johnson family. Will keep you lifted up in Prayers. Joyce Bluitt Burris, North Las Vegas, NV

(July 21, 2017 8:09 AM) Michael Eakins wrote:
As a family member my faith is in the resurrection hope. I will see my dear aunitie again in the future, I the earthly new world. Acts 24:15

(July 21, 2017 8:25 AM) Birdie Eakins wrote:
My sincere condolences to the Johnson family. I will truly miss Aunt Maxine. She is the last of living my Aunts. At Acts 24:15 it states "there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and unrighteousness." I look forward to seeing Aunt Maxine in Paradise, young and healthy again. I know Jehovah has read your heart, so sleep well. Please read John 11:11-14. Love my family!

(July 21, 2017 11:39 AM) Andre & Jessilyn Head wrote:
To the Johnson family, may God be with you through these trying times. She need not suffer anymore for she is in a better place. Auntie Maxine as you call her will always be in your memory. One day you will see her again. Our deepest sympathy goes to you and your family. God Bless

(July 21, 2017 11:39 AM) Andre & Jessilyn Head wrote:
To the Johnson family, may God be with you through these trying times. She need not suffer anymore for she is in a better place. Auntie Maxine as you call her will always be in your memory. One day you will see her again. Our deepest sympathy goes to you and your family. God Bless

(July 21, 2017 3:25 PM) Davis Family wrote:
You are in my prayers.

(July 22, 2017 1:16 PM) Deborah Roberson wrote:
My deepest sympathy.

(July 22, 2017 1:17 PM) Deborah Roberson wrote:
My deepest sympathy.

(July 22, 2017 4:03 PM) Curt Foster wrote:
My deepest sympathy to my Penn Brothers on their mothers passing and to the entire Johnson & Edwards families. I enjoyed every visit with her and her joyous spirit lives on in all who shared a moment in her presence. God Bless.

(July 25, 2017 5:22 AM) Charlie & Rhonda Haggins wrote:
God bless you and your family.

(July 25, 2017 9:50 AM) Bonita Forrest Edwards wrote:
I have known Maxine all of my life, from Edwards Addition and then, marrying in the family, she was a beautiful person. James,Orin,Melba and family remember The Lord is there with you. Love Bonita,Cartelyou N.I,(Corkey),Carol and Deon.

(July 25, 2017 10:00 AM) Bonita Forrest Edwards wrote:
Family, You are in our prayers, Bonita,Cartelyou I, Carol and Deon.

(July 26, 2017 11:34 AM) Lloyd J Davis wrote:
James this is Lloyd and I just want to express my deepest sympathies and condolences on the loss of your mother. My prayers for you and your family and may God comfort you in the coming days. I just realized after Linda told me your mothers name that I new her during the time that I worked for Mr. Dodson for she was a frequent visitor and possibly worked for him. God Bless you. ❤️❤️❤️🙏🏿🙏🏿

(July 27, 2017 2:53 PM) Minerva Sanders and Family wrote:
Please accept our deepest and most heartfelt condolence. Your mother was a special lady. Know that when you lose a loved one you gain an angel. Continue to smile when you think about the good times. Laugh when think about some words of wisdom shared with you that you frowned about. But now you share without thinking with others. May God continue to bless and comfort each of you.

(July 27, 2017 11:49 PM) Angie Alexander Gipson wrote:
Sincere sympathy to the entire family of Mrs. Johnson. I remember her from the Bank and from Tabitha. I grew up in Edwards Addition and attended grade school at Edwards. May God give you the strength to endure this bereavement.

(July 28, 2017 2:59 AM) Larry & Chyrl Davis wrote:
God bless you and your family.

(July 28, 2017 8:10 AM) Dana White wrote:
To The Family, my deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear loved one. May you find comfort in God's word at Act's 24:15, a promise from our loving creator, Jehovah. Soon death will be no more, according to Rev.21:4. My thoughts and prayer are with you. Sincerely, Dana White

(July 29, 2017 10:41 AM) SHIRLEY ANTHONY wrote:
A WONDERFUL CO-WORKER AND FRIEND A GREAT COOK MY FAVORITE SWEET POTATOES MAY YOU FIND COMFORT WITH MANY HAPPY MEMORIES

(July 29, 2017 7:12 PM) Mary F Jones wrote:
Aunt Maxine will be truly missed. As I write this I can hear heart laughter. To Oren and James your mother was a jewel and as she is greeted in the arms of the almighty Lord all the Angels will be singing. Good bye for now till we see each other again.

(July 30, 2017 12:34 PM) Renée Garrick wrote:
Dearest Aunt Maxine...my heart is full of gratitude for your beautiful life expression. Know you are remembered with love as you move upward into the heart and pure love of our Heavenly Father. All blessings on your soul's journey forward. I love you. Oren and James ...I embrace you and ask for whatever is needed for you during this tender time occurs quickly and in Divine Order. To you and my other family members...love, warm solace and sweet blessings.

(July 31, 2017 8:24 AM) Dana White wrote:
To The Family, my deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear loved one. May you find comfort in God's word at Act's 24:15, a promise from our loving creator, Jehovah. Soon death will be no more, according to Rev.21:4. My thoughts and prayer are with you. Sincerely, Dana White