Maxine Hess

Maxine Hess (Sullivan)

Sunday, January 24th, 1943 - Monday, December 23rd, 2019
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Maxine Hess, age 76, of the Grissom Creek section of Council, Virginia passed away Monday (December 23, 2019) at a Richlands, Virginia hospital. Born January 24, 1943 in Buchanan County, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Lydia Margaret O’Quinn Sullivan. A lifelong resident of the area, she attended Venia Chapel. She enjoyed quilting, tending to her chickens, gardening and canning. She loved people and was a mom to the entire neighborhood, but her greatest joy was cooking for and taking care of her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Brian Hess; one brother, Garland Sullivan and two sisters, Laura Woods and Faye Rasnake.
Survivors include her husband of sixty years, Garfield Hess of the home; two sons, Tony Hess and wife, Doris and Tim Hess and wife, Denise both of Council, Virginia; three daughters, Phyllis Hess and fiancé, Todd Dunford of the home, Jennifer Jackson and husband, Tommy and Regina Harris and husband Curtis both of Council, Virginia; seven grandchildren, Jessica Jackson and husband, Derrick, Sandra Cook and husband, Josh, Neil Jackson and wife, Kristen, Wendell Harris and wife, Monica, Courtney Hess and boyfriend, Jason Perkins, Jacob Hess and Isaac Hess; daughter-in-law, Becky Hess; sisters, Betty Austin, Rachel Arrington and Pat Fletcher; brothers, Glen Sullivan, Lee Sullivan and Willie Sullivan; great-grandchildren, Miles Jackson, Kate Jackson, Samuel Harris, Carter Harris and Sophia Cook; special pet, Cupcake; several nieces, nephews and friends also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 AM Friday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wendell Harris and Rev. Dennis McGlothlin officiating. Interment will follow in the Fletcher Ridge Cemetery at Fletcher’s Ridge, Virginia.
Pallbearers will be Jacob Hess, Isaac Hess, Neil Jackson, Wendell Harris, Jason Perkins, Daniel Nuckles, James Nuckles, Carter Harris, Samuel Harris and Miles Jackson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Earl Presley, Billy Yates, Paul Jackson, Jerry Helton and Davis McGlothlin.
The family will receive friends at Honaker Funeral Home after 6 PM Thursday.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 26th, 2019 | 6:00pm
    Thursday, December 26th, 2019 6:00pm
    Honaker Funeral Home
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
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  • Service

    Friday, December 27th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, December 27th, 2019 11:00am
    Honaker Funeral Home
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
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    Rev. Wendell Harris
    Rev. Dennis McGlothlin
  • Interment

    Fletcher's Ridge Cemetery
    Fletcher's Ridge
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Norma Gilliam

Posted at 03:16pm
Garfield, and family I cannot began to tell you all how sorry I am to learn of Maxzine passing, I just found out. that is why I did not come to her service, she was one of my favorite people from over home, I will never forget all the hours we spent together when I had my fabric shop,and Sandy playing in the button box, great memories, Maxzine was one of the sweetiest women I have ever know,i love her dearly, and I love this whole family dearly. again I am so sorry. love you all

Rita Tiller

Posted at 06:57am
We’re so sorry to hear of Maxine’s passing! She was a “mother” to all the youngsters growing up with her children. Our son so loved her! We’re praying for your peace and comfort as you face the difficult days ahead. We send our heartfelt sympathy to all of you.

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Posted at 10:15am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Jason and Rochelle Reynolds

Posted at 02:24pm
Tim, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. To the family, we will be praying for you all in this difficult time.
Jason and Rochelle Reynolds.

Pauline O'Quinn

Posted at 08:13pm
So sad to hear of sweet Maxine's passing. Prayers for everyone's broken hearts . Our Deepest Sympathy and Love Gary and Pauline O'Quinn.

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