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Maxine Tucker Reynolds
November 30, 1948 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old
In Loving Memory Maxine Angela Reynolds, the youngest daughter of Pearl Tucker, nee Jacques, and Victor Tucker, was born in Kingston, Jamaica on November 30, 1948. The family was also blessed with her older siblings, Hermine and Herman. She attended Morris Knibbs Preparatory School, St. Andrews High School and Immaculate Conception High School. Her love for sports was evident and she excelled in netball and athletics, while she attended high school.
After completion of high school, she relocated with her mother to New York in August 1967. They were welcomed by her Aunt Violett (Auntie), and family, with whom they lived for six months, until branching out on their own, but still residing near to the family in the Bronx. Encouraged by her family, her goal was always to finish her education. In preparation, she worked many hours, her first employment was at Macy’s Department store, and eventually to work at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
She attended community college, and later transferred to Pace University in 1973. Maxine met Ronald Reynolds, her future husband, who was also a Pace University undergraduate student. They were introduced by a mutual friend, Stanley (aka Sonny), who surprisingly was a childhood friend, to both. Maxine graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Pace University in September 1976. In addition to a full course load, Maxine added extra credits per semester, while working full time on the weekends, in order to finish her degree in three years.
Maxine and Ronald were married on September 21, 1980, which is also sister Hermine’s birth date! They lived at “79 Madison Street” in Brooklyn, with Ronald’s mother, Aunt Joyce and extended family. Maxine was well-loved by all, as her qualities of being supportive, caring, cheerful, helpful and family-oriented was evident to all. The young couple moved to Miami in November 1982, uniting with her parents, Pearl and Victor Tucker, who had moved to Miami earlier. The couple purchase their first home in December 1985, where they currently reside until Maxine’s passing.
Maxine worked at Cedar’s Hospital, from 1983-1988, until the tragic loss of her brother Herman. The event of losing her brother inspired Maxine to pursue a career in Nursing. Upon completion of the one-year Nursing program, she began working at Mt. Sinai Hospital and then at Baptist Hospital. Maxine used her nursing skills to help her family members: her niece, Shani, her mother (Aunt Pearl), her mother-in-law (Aunt Joyce), her aunts Violett and Mavis, and Uncle Bertie in their times of need.
Maxine always greeted everyone with words of endearment and a welcoming smile. Her holiday gifts of fragrances and beauty-related items were always a treat selected especially for you. She treasured and reflected on the international readings and writings of Kahlil Gibran, Pema Chodron and Thich Nat Hahn. In addition to those Spiritualists, she was a student of New Thought and the Unity church. She exhibited a love on life, family and spirit through a peaceful and loving heart. Her love of music, especially her favorite singer, Aretha Franklin, was known to all. Maxine and Ronald enjoyed travelling together to such places as Hawaii, Alaska, the Caribbean, Panama and Europe. There are no mere words to describe her lifelong love and admiration for Ronald.
Our beloved Maxine leaves to cherish her memory: her husband Ronald; her sister Hermine; her nephews Richard, Michael, Robert, David, Hermon, John Jr., Jason and Oniel; her nieces: Nicole, Josann, Jhonelle, Gabrielle, Renee, Regina and Dahlia; her brother-in-law John and wife, Nydia; and sister-in-law Beverley. She also leaves behind many grand-nephews and grand-nieces, an uncle and an aunt, cousins, other relatives and dear friends, of which there are too many to mention.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Pearl and Victor Tucker; her brother, Herman; her nieces Shani and Kennedy; her mother-in-law, Aunt Joyce; Uncle Bertie, Aunt Vie and Uncle Jerry, Aunt May and Uncle Al and cousin Annette.
Maxine’s family wishes to express their deepest appreciation for the sympathy, comforting words, prayers and all expressions of kindness and concerns.
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Thursday February 8, 2024 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Stanfill Funeral Home 10545 South Dixie Hwy. Pinecrest, FL 33156
Friday February 9, 2024 10:30 AM to TBD Stanfill Funeral Home 10545 South Dixie Hwy. Pinecrest, FL 33156
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