02/24/08 — MAXINE W. SASSER

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Oct. 23, 1943-Feb. 21, 2008

Maxine Whaley Sasser, 64, went to be with her Lord on Thursday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family.

Maxine was born in Wayne County to Christine Davis Whaley of Pikeville and the late Owen Franklin Whaley. Maxine was in the first graduating class from Charles B. Aycock in 1962. She graduated from Rex Hospital School of Nursing in 1965, and East Carolina University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Maxine had worked in both management and operations for long-term care nursing homes. She was a faithful member of Rosewood First Baptist Church for 40 years, and was a member of the Gleaner Sunday school class.

A service to celebrate Maxine's life will be 5 p.m. Sunday at Rosewood First Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Bostian and the Rev. Vernon Braswell officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m. Monday at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

In addition to her mother, Maxine is survived by her faithful husband of 43 years, Jasper Glenn Sasser; her son, Timothy Owen Sasser and wife, Shari, of Raleigh; her daughter, Kelly Sasser Jones and husband, Claude "Pete" Jones IV, of Princeton; grandchildren, Melanie Lynn Sasser, Timothy Glenn Sasser, Michaela Glen Smith, Cody Lee Mitchell, Summer Gray Jones and Davis Patrick Jones; her brother, Michael Owen Whaley and wife, Dorothy, of Goldsboro.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to the building fund at Rosewood First Baptist Church, 562 Highway 581 South, Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 or Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 2402 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, N.C. 27534.

The family will receive friends beginning at 6 p.m. in the family life center at Rosewood First Baptist Church and other times at her home, 434 Friendly Drive, in the Rosewood community.


Published in Obituaries on February 24, 2008 12:36 PM