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Maxine C. Washington

October 28, 1924 - June 14, 2017

Obituary


Lillian Maxine Crabtree Washington, 92, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Born in a coal mining camp in Scott County, Maxine lived in the same North Knoxville home since 1959 and raised five children with her beloved late husband, Alan Washington of Smyrna, Tennessee. During World War II, she worked on the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge at Y-12. After the war, she worked as the bookkeeper for UT's Agriculture Experimental Station and lived in the Fort Sanders neighborhood with friends. She met her best friend Alan, who would later become her husband, while...

Lillian Maxine Crabtree Washington, 92, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Born in a coal mining camp in Scott County, Maxine lived in the same North Knoxville home since 1959 and raised five children with her beloved late husband, Alan Washington of Smyrna, Tennessee. During World War II, she worked on the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge at Y-12. After the war, she worked as the bookkeeper for UT's Agriculture Experimental Station and lived in the Fort Sanders neighborhood with friends. She met her best friend Alan, who would later become her husband, while living in downtown Knoxville. The couple moved to Memphis and later to Chattanooga before returning to Knoxville to start a family.
Maxine was a prominent member of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church and attended the same Sunday school class since 1960. She held administrative positions in the Women's Missionary Union and was deeply involved with mission trips to Appalachia, Central America, and the Caribbean.
Maxine is survived by two brothers, five children, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was always quick to recognize the Source of her strength: "The Lord has been good to me and I thank Him every day for it. I am forever grateful. I can't ask for anything more." Maxine was truly blessed and she was a blessing to all of us who knew her.
Services and burial to be held at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home, 2300 Adair Drive, Knoxville on Saturday, June 17.
Visitation begins at 12:00 noon. Service begins at 2:00PM with burial following.
In lieu of flowers, Maxine requested that donations be given to Wallace Memorial Appalachian Missions. Please visit www.berrylynnhurst.com to leave condolences for the family.