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Footprints | Maxine Brown - Community Gem, loved by all

Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2017 | 6:00 AM
Maxine Brown

Independence morning 1972 was a morning of double celebrations for the parents of Maxine Althea Brown. Though Almanda Foster-Haynes could not be in the streets participating in the Independence festivities, her family had an intimate party of their own commemorating the birth of a healthy baby girl. Though she was born at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston, she grew up in her mother's home parish, Westmoreland, where she brought joy to the hearts of many.

She was the last child born to her mother, who loved her dearly. As a result, she was normally the one to receive all the attention from her siblings and those around her. She was an energetic and rambunctious child, always playing. Her family members spoke of her infectious laughter that captivated those who did not even have the slightest clue what she was laughing about.

 

BEING A MOTHER

 

She grew up to be a delightful adult and she was blessed with seven beautiful children - three boys and four girls. Being a mother was a role she treasured and enjoyed. She ensured that her children had the best and encouraged them to reach for the stars, as they could achieve whatever they put their minds to.

The community mourns a kind, fun-loving and generous soul. She will be missed by everyone as one of her strongest traits was that she was a great friend who was always willing to extend a helping hand. She passed away on May 24, 2017, leaving behind her children, mother, brother, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Sleep in perfect peace, Maxine.