|Birth: ||Dec. 17, 1919|
|Death: ||Aug. 2, 1996|
On December 17, 1919, God sent a guardian angel in the person of Maxine Clara Dimmitt-Wright. She was the fourth ot eight children to Henry C. Dimmitt and Edith Moore-Dimmitt in Mount Vernon Indiana. She lived to encourage, strengthen and inspire her family and friends. She was a positive person and those whose lives she touched felt her presence and strength. She was a plain spoken person , who always let you know exactly how she felt.
Maxine confessed Christ at an early age and participated as a youth in her church and community. She was a member of the BTU and an Eastern Star. She was educated in the Indiana School system and attended Booker T. Washington High School. She enjoyed sports and was captain of the girls basketball team.
In 1936 Maxine moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1937 Maxine and Ralph were seventeen and nineteen, respectively, when they were married. From this union three children were born: Ralph Jr., Ronald and Brenda. In 1987 they celebrated their 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary at Carter Temple CME Church. They would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on September 13, 1996.
In 1950 Maxine and Ralph moved to Chicago where Maxine worked as a Crossing Guard from 1952-1967. She touched the lives of many youth during this period and continued to have contact with them. Family was first with Maxine. She was supportive of her husband and children in all of their endeavors. She served her community as a Girl Scout Troop Leader, Cub Scout Den Mother and Vice President and Treasurer of her Block Club. Maxine joined Woodlawn A.M.E. Church where she worked as President, Treasurer and Cheer Committee Chairperson of the Builder's Aid Club. Maxine moved her membership to Carter Temple C.M.E. Church in 1984 where she was active on the Stewardess Board, Commission on Evangelism, Sunday School and Elizabeth Reddick Wednesday Morning Bible Class.
Maxine loved the Lord and had an unquenchable thirst to understand His Word. She loved to witness for the Lord and with others - this was reflected in her manner of dealing with people.
Three siblings preceeded her in death, one sister; Claudean Arnold, two brothers; Henry Dimmitt Jr., and Charles Dimmitt.
God called Maxine home on Friday August 2, 1996 at 8:55 am at the age of 76 years, 7 months 16 days. She leaves to cherish her memory: her loving husband, Ralph Wright Sr.; three children, Ralph Jr. Wright-wife Jewelene, Ronald Wright-wife Kiyomi, Brenda Wright-Miller-husband George; four grandchildren, Candace Miller-Alexis, Ronald Wright Jr., Wendell Wright, and George Miller III; great-grandson, Jordan Alexis; sisters Lillian Wright, Florence Waller, Glowdean Jackson; brother,Clarence Dimmitt ; nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Henry Clinton Dimmitt (1888 - 1961)
Edith Blanche Moore Dimmitt (1893 - 1970)
Ralph Wendell Wright (1918 - 2001)
Ronald Gene Wright (1940 - 2006)*
Lillian Blanche Dimmitt Wright (1913 - 2001)*
Henry Clinton Dimmitt (1915 - 1963)*
Clarence Clifford Dimmitt (1917 - 2007)*
Maxine Clara Dimmitt Wright (1919 - 1996)
Charles Edward Dimmitt (1923 - 1990)*
Florence Elizabeth Dimmitt Waller (1926 - 2004)*
Claudean Dimmitt Arnold (1928 - 1989)*
Glowdean Dimmitt Jackson (1928 - 1998)*
MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, SISTER
DEC. 17, 1919 - AUG. 2, 1996,
FATHER, GRANDFATHER, BROTHER,
JAN. 14, 1918 - JUL. 25, 2001
NO MORE SORROW
NO MORE PAIN
HER LOVE FOR CHRIST
WAS NOT IN VAIN
Note: Special thanks to Michael Dunne for sponsoring my Aunt Maxine's memorial.
New Crown Cemetery and Mausoleum
Plot: Section 38, Row 12, Grave 94
GPS (lat/lon): 39.74155, -86.11485
Created by: Derric Deon
Record added: Sep 13, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29777538