Maxine Black Langley, age 75, peacefully completed her "circle of life" and departed for her heavenly home on May 18, 2015. Born in Cleveland County on December 8, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Marshall and Mary Dellinger Black of Casar, North Carolina.
Maxine was a member of New Bethel Church of Shelby. She retired from Fiber Industries as a lab analyst and later worked at Fasco Industries. Maxine loved nature, specifically bird watching and tending to her flowers and was an avid book reader. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and took much pride in her grandchildren. She will be remembered for her encouraging spirit and words of wisdom.
In addition to her parents, Maxine was preceded in death by her brother and sisters, Ray Black, Hazel Scism, Lorene Carpenter, and Christine Brackett.
Maxine is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Ernest Langley; two daughters Cindy Kiser and Dawn Walker and husband Bobby, two step-daughters Robin Earwood and husband Craig and Kim Hamrick and husband Todd, all of Shelby, NC. She is survived by eight grandchildren, Kristen Lance and husband Chris, Kyle Kiser, Morgan Walker, all of Shelby, NC, Dale Walker and wife Julie of Durham, NC Mandy Thackerson and husband Josh, Dylan Hamrick, Tyler Hamrick, all of Shelby, NC and Kasey Earwood of Mount Holly.
She is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Eli Lance, Lizzie Walker, Ally, Brody, and Colby Thackerson, and Ella Hefner, and special nieces and nephews.
The family will be receiving friends from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Clay Barnette Funeral Home on Thursday, May 21, 2015, and other times at the home of her daughter Dawn Walker and husband Bobby. A celebration of life service will immediately follow the receiving of friends Thursday at 1:00 pm. The Rev. Michael Brackett, nephew of Maxine, will be officiating. Burial will follow afterwards at Sunset Cemetery.
Maxine was loved by all who knew her and will truly be missed.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks to please continue to support organizations dear to Maxine; St. Joseph's Indian School at PO Box 326, Chamberlain, SD 57326, National M.S. Society, Greater Carolina Chapter at 3101 Industrial Drive, Suite 210, Raleigh, NC 27609, Wendover Hospice of Shelby at 953 Wendover Heights Drive Shelby, NC 28150, and American Cancer Society at, 1901 Brunswick Ave., Suite 100, Charlotte, NC28208.