Maxine Miller Raley
Avera, GA – Maxine Miller Raley, 78, loving wife of the late Kennedy Raley, entered into her eternal rest Sunday morning, April 29, 2018 at her residence. Graveside services to celebrate her life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday morning, May 2, 2018 at Waldens United Methodist Church Cemetery with Reverend Tommy Anderson officiating.
One of two children born to the late Josephine McWatty Miller and the late Macon Oliver Miller, Maxine was a native of Louisville but grew up in Augusta, graduating from Richmond Academy in 1959. That same year, her family moved to Avera and she started working in the shipping department of Stapleton Garment Company where she met, and later married, the love of her life. After their marriage, he became a minister which meant that their family moved to various towns in South Georgia. When her husband passed, she moved back to Avera, living with her parents and taking care of them in their twilight years. Maxine did enjoy watching TV and listening to the radio—often very, very loud as she had a hearing deficiency. Having accepted her Lord as her Savior, she faithfully served Him at Waldens United Methodist Church. Maxine was very family-oriented and had an absolute, unconditional love for her family, especially her niece whom she loved and treated as her own. She was most content and happiest when in their presence—watching the DAWGS, taking day trips to Athens or Atlanta to visit her niece, or going to Augusta to spend time with her brother. Having an easy-going, caring personality and a servant’s heart, Maxine exuded a calmness and peace as she gave of herself to her family, church family and friends, serving and caring for them in whatever capacity she could. Her loving, gentle spirit will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
Maxine is survived by her brother, Donnie R. Miller and his wife, Karen; and her niece, Kristy Miller.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial contributions be made to her beloved church—Waldens United Methodist Church, c/o Patricia Kitchens, 1304 Hadden Pond Road, Avera GA 30803.