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Maxine Day

Maxine Day

Friday, October 19th, 1923 - Saturday, March 20th, 2021
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Obituary

Maxine Patrick (Crouch) Day was born in Houston Texas. She graduated with honors from Robert E Lee high school in Baytown, Texas in 1950. She moved to Dallas and joined Grace Temple Baptist church where she married Johnnie R. Crouch, her husband of 41 years. They were blessed to adopt two beautiful little daughters Jeannine and Joann. Maxine served at Grace temple in many capacities including music and youth areas.

With both of her daughters one college, Maxine returned it to the workplace in 1975 as a secretary at Dallas Baptist University, advancing to become executive assistant to the president. It was her privilege to be part of the DBU family, seeing it grow from a financially challenged college into the thriving Spirit-led institution it is today. She cherished the many lifelong friendships she made through her association with DBU.

After retiring in 1991 and after the death of Mr. Crouch, she married Army Colonel (Chaplain) Clayton E. Day whom she met while they were both on staff at DBU. They resided in Syracuse, New York while colonel day was director of evangelism for the Baptist convention of New York until his retirement. In late 1997, they relocated to Fort Worth where he served as interim pastor and she as pianist of west side Baptist Church. She then became not only a preachers daughter but was amazed to be a pastor‘s wife. Subsequently they Joined Travis Ave., Baptist Church and were involved in its ministry. They enjoyed 11 years together before his death in 2004.

Maxine relocated to crest Haven Village in Cedar Hill in 2007 and joined Hillcrest Baptist Church. She loved the many friendships made at both her new neighborhood and church.

In December 2007, Maxine was honored to receive the prestigious Ruth award from DBU and was named an honorary alumna in 2013. She wrote her autobiography, “Bits ‘n Pieces” as a gift to her family and friends. She was affectionately called grape by her great grandchildren. Maxine was gracious and always aware that her many blessings came from her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents Mac and Lydia (Vaughn) Patrick; her daughter Cathy Joann Crouch; her two husbands; son-in-law Robert Stump; and sister Noelle Hollingsworth.

Survivors include her precious daughter Janine Crouch stump of Midlothian, Texas; sister-in-law Edith Day Guadagno and husband Jerry of Bedford, Texas; grandsons Thomas Ellis and wife Kathleen of Columbia, Missouri, and Nathan Ellis and wife Kammi of Waxahachie, Texas, step grandsons Brian stump and wife Kim of Grand Prairie, Texas, Eric Stump and wife Terry of Midland, Texas; great grandchildren Andrew, Christopher, Chloe, Casey, Tatum, and Liston, step great grandchildren Taylor, Draven, Amber, Benjamin, Marilyn, Christa, Douglas, and Ethan; nephews Al McFarland and wife Anna of Spring, Texas, Gary Medley and wife Elaine of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Dewey Hollingsworth and wife Donna of Spicewood, Texas; niece is Linda Kay Crouch of Bullard, Texas, and Sherry Hollingsworth of Spicewood Texas.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Office of Advancement, Dallas Baptist University, 3000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX, 75211.
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  • Memorial Service

    Friday, April 30th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, April 30th, 2021 2:00pm
    Location
    Hillcrest Baptist Church
    Address
    265 W. Pleasant Run Rd.
    Cedar Hill, Texas 75104
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