Maxine Cooley Slaydon, 89, from Bridge City, Texas, passed on May 26, 2018, at Oak Grove Rehabilitation Center, from complications.

 

She was born on July 1, 1928, in Singer, Louisiana, to Iutress and Beatrice Gregg Cooley.

 

She was preceded in death in 1999, by her husband, James Oscar Slaydon, to whom she was married 54 years.

 

Maxine graduated from Singer High School and Vincent Business School in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She worked as a bookkeeper for banks and the power company. Maxine and James moved to Texas in 1959 and raised their three children in Bridge City, Texas. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church from that time.

 

She is survived by her son, Gary Slaydon in Bridge City and family; daughter, Connie Slaydon Ball in Fort Worth and family; and daughter-in-law, Mary Young Slaydon in Harlingen and family. Her youngest son, Richard Slaydon, preceded her in death in 2016. Survivors also include three sisters, one brother, nine grandchildren, and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.

 

The funeral services will be Monday, May 28, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City, Texas and officiated by Pastor Doug Shows of the First Baptist Church in Bridge City, Texas.

 

Graveside services will follow the funeral service, at 2:00 p.m., at Newlin Cemetery in Singer, Louisiana.

 

Visitation will be Sunday, May 27, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City, Texas.

 

Information can be obtained from Claybar Funeral Home, 800 Highland Avenue, Bridge City, Texas, (409) 886-4445.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church in Bridge City, Texas.