Maxine Delores Williams

Jul 02,1932---Aug 27,2020
  Life's JOURNAL



Sunrise: July 02, 1932      Sunset: August 27, 2020


Maxine was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to James J.

Johnson and Thelma Sylvia Martin. Maxine was one of 6

siblings, James (Jimmy) Johnson Jr., Elaine Johnson

(Ellis), Alma Johnson, Theodore Johnson, Gordon,

Jacquelyn Johnson (McKinney).


In 1955 Maxine and Spouse Samuel LaFrance-Williams

she relocated to El Paso, Texas, with their children.

In 1958 Maxine joined the Adventist Community, with her membership at the Smyrna SDA Church there in El Paso.


Maxine's ordination as an Elder was with the Southwest Region SDA Conference. Throughout her years in ministry, Maxine

became a renowned Bible worker, Deaconess, an avid

Children's Storyteller, Pathfinder member and

Instructor.  Also, she was a Medical Missionary.


Maxine worked at Ochsner Medical Center in the Neonatal Care Unit for many years before settling into her own tailoring

business, "Lady of New Orleans."


Maxine is preceded in death by her daughter Aleska Williams and sons David Williams and Leonard Bolds.


Maxine is survived by her Son, Erroll Williams of California,

Yvette LaFrance-Burney of Indiana, Kristy LaFrance of

New Mexico, and Tierney Langston of New Mexico with a

a host of Grandchildren and  Great Grandchildren.  Maxine Shared her love and attention with so many others, whom she proudly claimed as her adopted children and their families.


Our beloved mother loved the LORD and wished for all to

know the Gospel of Jesus Christ by witnessing and sharing with whomever she came in contact with.


       Maxine went to rest in the LORD, August 27, 2020.                 


Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd. NE

(505) 764-9663


Photo Gallery


Charles Haugabrooks Sep 03 ,2020

Brother in Christ Jesus ,Mt Dora, FL ,Florida

I Didn't know sister Maxine directly. But, through the tender loving care of her beloved daughter Kristy, I was able to get a good look at her kindness, beauty, grace, faith and Christlike love.

Almatha Taylor Sep 03 ,2020

Cousin ,Galena park ,Texas

Our prayers are with you now and always. "God is our refuge and strength "Ps. 46:1

Rev Louis C. Clark Sep 03 ,2020

Cousin ,Thibodaux ,Louisiana

One of the anticipation of the afterlife is peace. Revelation calls it in the land of no more. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Maxine lived a beautiful life in Christ.

Armida Zamora Sep 04 ,2020

Friend of Tierney Langston ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

Tierney and Family I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

David J Casey Sep 05 ,2020

Brother in Christ ,Hutchins ,Texas

KriSty... Jessica and I are saddened by your loss. Our deepest condolences to you and your family for your loved ones passing. Keep your faith. David J Casey

Michael & Colleen Washington Sep 11 ,2020

Niece ,Seattle ,Washington

Dear Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. We loved Aunt Maxine and will miss her. Stay strong in the lord and know that you are loved.