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Maxine Cole Simpson

Maxine Cole Simpson, – entered into eternal rest on Friday, August 9, 2019 at her home in Gretna, LA. She was 88 years old. A native of Sharon, MS, Maxine worked for many years as a barmaid at Uncle Billy’s and was a member of Christian Unity Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking and talking, but most of all, spending time with her family. She leaves to cherish her life, five daughters, Loretta Ellis, Clara Keelen, Maxine Evans, Carolyn Walker and Rochelle Simpson; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; one son-in-law; and a host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clara and Mose Cole; brothers, Joe and E.W. Cole; sister, Mozella Thomas; son, King Simpson; daughter, Florence Curtis; and grandson, Courtney Curtis.


  • Funeral services honoring Maxine will be held on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 10:00AM at Christian Unity Baptist Church, 1700 Conti St., New Orleans, LA.
  • Visitation will be held from 9:00AM until the hour of service.
  • Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 4000 Norman Mayer Ave., New Orleans, LA.


Professional Services entrusted to Heritage Funeral Services located at 4101 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117.



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