Maxine Spruill Sumner

December 18, 1926 - March 17, 2020

12/18/1926 - 03/17/2020

Past Services

Friday March 20, 2020
2:00 pm
Sumner Family Cemetery
450 Hwy 561 East
Ahoskie, NC 27910

AHOSKIE, NC – Maxine Spruill Sumner, age 93, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Three Rivers Health and Rehabilitation of Windsor, NC.

Mrs. Sumner was born on December 18, 1926 to Leslie Earl Spruill and Nona Whitley Spruill in Creswell, NC. Maxine was a devoted member of Hickory Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. She was an excellent cook, enjoyed sewing, crocheting, quilts, and tending her flowers. Maxine loved her family, especially her grandchildren and loved to stay home and spend time with them as often as possible.

In addition to her parents, Maxine is preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Poston Sumner, and brothers, Leslie Earl Spruill, and Oscar Denton Spruill.

Maxine is survived by three sons, Louis Wesley Sumner and wife Angelia of Washington, NC, Hersey Ray Sumner and wife Lillian of Rougemont, NC, and Caroll Leonard Sumner and wife Kathy of Windsor, NC; brother, Jerry Spruill of Conway, NC; sister, Jean Carter and husband Walter of Norfolk, VA; eight grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be held on Friday, March 20, 2020, at 2:00 PM, at the Sumner Family Cemetery, 450 NC Hwy 561 East, Ahoskie, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hickory Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 531 NC Hwy 561 East, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Sumner family and online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting

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Gail Spruill Jones
4 years ago

The best cook. We love her. My Aunt.

Sarah, Conner Turner
4 years ago

She was one special lady. I remember when she was a member of my church. She was always kind of had something good to say about people. She will be greatly missed.

Becky and Jim Holloman
4 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort. Becky and Jim

Sandra Chamblee
4 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Mrs Maxine was a very special lady. Loved by all. We were neighbors for years. Praying for the family