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Funeral services for Jo Ann Maxey, age 60 years, 5 months and 13 days, an Atoka resident, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021, at Brown’s Funeral Service Chapel, in Atoka, with Brother Kenneth May officiating and Katrina Hanson assisting.
Services were under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service, in Atoka.
Maxey passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021, at Atoka.
She was born on Sunday, November 20, 1960, to Lester Andrew and Ella Joy (Taylor) Dillard, at Coalgate.
Maxey graduated from Atoka High School.
She married Joe Maxey, at the Wilson Community, in Atoka County.
She lived in Oklahoma City for 10 years and then moved back to Atoka for the last 22 years.
Maxey was a housewife and homemaker. She worked for Blue Bell, in Coalgate; Michael’s Warehouse, in Oklahoma City; and worked for the Choctaw Nation.
She was a christian and loved to attend church. Maxey attended Baptist Pentecostal and Victory Life, in Atoka. Maxey was a proud member of the Choctaw Nation, enjoyed drag racing, fishing, painting, knitting, photography (she was the family photographer), horses, and loved to sell and trade at Coalgate’s Park Trade Days.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Maxey of the home, in Atoka; son, Heath Maxey of the home, in Atoka; stepchildren, Chris Maxey of Madill; Tracey Stephens and husband, Randy, of Byng; mother, Ella Joy Gray; siblings, Kenneth Dillard of Atoka; Jimmy Dillard and wife, Lisa, of Oklahoma City; Kim McCaslin and husband, Darrin, of Antlers; Blake Miles and wife, Bre; brothers-in-law, Jarvis Maxey of Madill; Houston Maxey and wife, Donna, of Fort Bragg, California; nieces and nephews, Marissa Walton of Atoka; Cari Jo Shelton and husband, Chris, of Antlers; Justin Dillard of Mustang; Taylor Rayburn and husband, Jeffrey, of Deville, Louisiana; Stephanie Dillard of Oklahoma City; special great niece, Kimberly Cooksey and other great nieces and nephews; along with cousins, aunts, uncles, other relatives and many dear and loved friends.
Preceding her in death was her father, Lester Andrew Dillard.
Condolences may be sent to the family by email to: BROWNS@ATOKA.NET. Please reference the name of the deceased in your correspondence.