Hattie Jo Maxwell, 87, of Waxahachie passed away Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at Central Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

She was born to the late Arthur B. and Allie Mae Hunt on Dec. 20, 1923, in Waxahachie. Hattie has devoted her life to her Lord and savior Jesus Christ, her church and her family. Her gift of love was felt by so many and she will truly be missed by all.

Hattie worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 40 years, retiring in 1982. After retirement, she enjoyed helping raise her great-grandchildren. She was a member of First United Methodist Church for 80 years as a member of the Fidelis Class. She served 55 years as a Rebekah, and many years as a Pink Lady for Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie Auxiliary. In addition, she served with the VFW Ladies Auxiliary for many years.

She is survived by daughter, Paula Justice and her husband, Jimmy, of Waxahachie; granddaughter, Kristy Allred-Pennock and husband, Bob Pennock, of Waxahachie; grandson, John Rodgers and wife, Lauri, of Waxahachie; grandson, Mick Justice of Waxahachie; her great-grandchildren, Hollie Allred, Hayden Allred, Abigail Rodgers and Anna Rodgers, all of Waxahachie; and special niece, Sharon Lewis and her husband, Jerry, of Las Vegas.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Paul Maxwell of Waxahachie; brothers, Cecil Hunt and Gene Hunt; sisters, Dorothy Davis, Willie Bell Hunt and Ida Margaret Hunt; and nephew, Jimbo Davis.

Services to celebrate her life are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Waxahachie with the Rev. Bruce Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be at a private family gravesite.

A visitation with the family will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at Wayne Boze Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie.