Maxine Gordon

March 5, 1919 ~ November 12, 2011

Maxine Gordon, 92, of Lake Charles died at 8:50 AM on Saturday, November 12, 2011 in a local hospital.

Mrs. Gordon was born on March 5, 1919 to Aristide and Irene Vincent and was a native of Pecan Island. She lived in Lake Charles since 1954. Mrs. Gordon was a graduate of Pecan Island High School and attended Vincent Business College in Lake Charles. She was a secretary for Oak Park Methodist Church for three years before she became employed at University United Methodist Church, where she was a member. Mrs. Gordon retired after 18 years of service. She sang in the Chancel Choir since 1954 and was also a member of the United Methodist Women where she was well known for her devotionals. Mrs. Gordon belonged to the Stonerollers class, was a member of the Eastern Star, and Bible Study Fellowship.

Her favorite past times were reading, bible study, and gardening. She also enjoyed playing the piano and did so regularly at local nursing homes. She had a strong faith in her Lord, Jesus Christ. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Mary Beth Conner and husband David Conner of Lake Charles and daughter, Diane McGregor and husband Dr. Richard McGregor of Jennings; four grandchildren, Mariet and Clint Conner, David and Andy McGregor; and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 63 years, Lynden "Dink" Gordon; and two sisters.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the medical care providers at Christus St. Patrick Hospital, Resthaven and Landmark Nursing Facilities, Zeb Johnson and the staff of Johnson Funeral Home for such loving care in the past.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at the University United Methodist Church. The Rev. Charlie Langford will officiate. Burial will be in Consolata Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Monday in the funeral home from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and will continue on Tuesday in the church beginning at 9:00 AM until the start of the service.

Memorials may be made to the University United Methodist Church, 3501 Patrick St., Lake Charles, LA 70605.

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  1. Dear Marybeth and DavidMy heart and prayers go out to you and your family.Your Mom was always so patient and kind.I love ya'll.God Bless.Jan Romero Broussard

  2. Mary Beth David, my thoughts and prayers are with you — I absolutely loved your mom…She was an amazing woman and a real sweetheart, when we ran into you her at Target a few months back she hugged my neck and told me she missed me just like she did when I was in high school. I remember making tye-dyed shirts and earrings at your house and your mom right there with us!!!! She didn't change, she was the same now as she was then!! Always had a smile on her face and always something nice to say! She will be missed!! God's peace be with you!! Love, Grenetta

  3. Maxine is such a delightful person, it's no wonder God wanted her to come live with Him. I'm grateful He let her stay here long enough for me to share a BSF class with her. She is a blessing. I miss her and look forward to seeing her again in Heaven. May God comfort and bless Maxine's family.

  4. Mrs. Gordon was such a dear, sweet lady. I will always remember her fondly. God Bless her as she goes to her heavenly home and God Bless all of you during this difficult time MaryBeth, David and family.Love Always

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