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Macie Lee Maynard

January 18, 1922 ~ January 18, 2023 (age 101) 101 Years Old
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Macie Lee Maynard was born on January 18, 1922, in Martin, Tennessee. Her parents were the late Neal Totton and Bessie Hammons (Grandma Bessie). She was one of nine siblings. Katie Brooks, Robert Totton, Cletus Totton, James Totton, Bertha Holloway, Frankie Moore, Ollie Totton and Mary Ball.

She was educated in Martin, Tennessee, having completed only a 6-grade education. Her family left Martin, and moved to Tiptonville Tennessee and at the age of 15 she left Tiptonville to live with her older sister Katie Brooks in Lansing, MI. There she attended night school and worked at Olds Hotel, she stayed in Lansing, Mi until the age of 19 and moved to Saginaw Michigan and was married to Tim Thompson. Tim went to the Army and she moved to Chicago, Illinois. She then moved around a little and ended up in Detroit, Michigan where she met and fell in love with Leo Maynard.

Macie married Leo married in 1954. They had two children, Edward, and Marilyn. They moved to Cleveland Ohio in 1960, when Leo, who worked for Chrysler Corp, transferred from the plant in Detroit to the plant in Twinsburg Ohio. They lived on Colonial Avenue, in the Glenville neighborhood and then they moved to East Cleveland Ohio in 1972. They enjoyed 40 years of marriage until his death in 1994. Macie was a hard worker. She was hired at Chrysler Corp in 1972 where she remained until she went on disability in 1980.

Macie loved the lord. She accepted Christ at an early age. When she moved to Cleveland, OH she joined Greater Friendship Baptist Church, under the leadership of the late Pastor C.T. Nelson. Upon his passing and over the next 50 years she was between two churches. St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of the late Pastor Harold Luter. And Greater New Canaan Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor David Watts. At both churches, she held many positions. She was an active member of the choir and Director of the youth choirs. Her passion was singing at church. She loved going to other churches to sing. Oh! And dressing for church. She really loved putting her church outfits together.

Macie loved playing cards, going to bingo and the racetrack. She loved cooking and spending time with close friends, and she had many. But most importantly she loved her kids and grandkids.

She always took charge with her strong personality. She would tell you in a minute "I'm not scared to fight!"

Macie was preceded in death by her mother Bessie Totton and father Neal Totton, husband Leo (94), son Edward (89), daughter Marilyn (2008).

Macie leaves to cherish her memory her brother James Totton, sister Frankie Moore, brother-in law Connie Maynard Jr. (Sharon), sister-in law Shirley Maynard. Grandsons Terry Maynard (Charlene), Marquis Maynard, Derrick Maynard. Granddaughters Michele Maynard (Rick), Chevette Maynard and Carol Abbott. Nieces Bessie Collins and Anika Maynard. Nephews Connie Maynard III (Giovanna), Riley Smith and James Royster (Alicia). Great Grandkids Tiara, Derrick, Christian, Brandon, Jordan, Terry Jr, Madison, Deonté, Cache and Derron. Great-Great Grandkids Amoni, Jamir, Taliyah, Brance, Nariah, Nylah, Messiah, Trust, Christian, and Deonté Jr.

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Services

Public Viewing
Thursday
January 26, 2023

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Watson's Funeral Home
10913 Superior Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106

Funeral Service
Friday
January 27, 2023

10:30 AM
Greater New Canaan Baptist Church
8324 Cedar Road
Cleveland, OH 44103

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