Memorial service for Evelyn LeVoe Maxwell, of Shawnee, will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, at First Baptist Church in Shawnee.

Memorial service for Evelyn LeVoe Maxwell, of Shawnee, will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, at First Baptist Church in Shawnee.

Evelyn LeVoe Maxwell was one of God’s most faithful, humble servants. She lived her life only for others. She was faithful to God, faithful to her husband, faithful to her children, faithful to friends, faithful to her church, faithful to her country, faithful to strangers... and she was relentlessly faithful to Love. If she ever met you, she loved you. If she never knew you, she was available for you. She would want you to know that she was praying for you. She would want you to know the peace, fullness and sacrifice of God’s Love and Grace. She would want you to know that, through Him, ALL THINGS are possible.

We could fill a newspaper with a long list of Mom’s beautiful and well-deserved recognitions, achievements and awards. These would scan her years of schooling at Oklahoma Baptist University for a music degree, for a nursing degree at Memphis Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, and finally a master's at University of Oklahoma in public health. She had a storied and brilliant U.S. Navy and nursing career at Shawnee Indian Health. She worked endlessly and tirelessly on numerous mission trips and locally in church work at her beloved First Baptist Church in Shawnee. She has been rightfully honored and awarded in every imaginable way, but only to her reluctance and dismay. She was never comfortable with being recognized...it was just not of her spirit.

What would Jesus do? We have only, ever had to ask...what would Mom do? The answer is the same. She woke up every morning with a tireless, endless passion for others. She lived her life in complete honesty... and to serve. Always filled with compassion, our Mom was completely and fully the nobility and grace spoken to us in the Bible in Proverbs 31. She lived her life to exemplify and glorify Christ...it was obvious, relatable and infectious. Mom’s always clear and simple prayer was “...Help us Lord to know and do Your Will.” Her faithful, selfless example is, without exception, a story of truth and answers for us all. The ONLY personal request Mom has EVER made was for her body to be donated to science for research...even in death, she continues her journey to serve.

Our unimaginable, excruciating sadness is completely overwhelmed by gratefulness and Love. Our family would like to thank you for your lifelong love and friendship to her, and to all of us. May God's Peace be with you also...and always.

The following family remains with the privilege to honor and share her glorious story:

Dan Maxwell...her son

Paula Maxwell...her daughter

Lori Maxwell...her daughter-in-law

Charles Agee...her son-in-law

Benjamin Maxwell...her grandson

Cooper Maxwell...her grandson

Ashley Maxwell...her granddaughter-in-law

Mary George...her sister-in-law

Evelyn was preceded in Heaven by her loving husband Rev. James Paul Maxwell, her brother David George, and her parents Marjorie and Guy George.

A memorial service will be held in October (TBA) at First Baptist Church, Shawnee.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift in her memory to the following:

Please Designate:

In memory of Evelyn LeVoe Maxwell

Oklahoma Baptist University School of Nursing

Mail:

Oklahoma Baptist University / Giving

500 W University Ave

Shawnee, Oklahoma

74804

Online:

www.OKBU.Edu/onlinegiving

Phone:

405-585-5412