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  • Thursday, April 26, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Scotts Funeral Home
  • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    Condolences and prayers for the family. Mrs Lewis Black touched the hearts and shared the minds of the students she taught. I was one of them. Grateful to God that she helped me to become the person that I am. Rest in Him Mrs Black!
    ~ Mary Motley Porter   Atlanta, GA
  • Friday, April 27, 2018
    To the Family. Please accept my sincere condolences. God's Word is a great source of comfort and hope during difficult times and Jehovah God 'the God of all comfort'(2 Corinthians 1:3) is fully aware of your sadness. Revelation 21:4 promises, "He will wipe out every tear" and will bring back to life those who sleep in death as Acts 24:15 promises, "There is going to be a resurrection." Please be assured of these future events because God himself declares 'I am making all things new' and 'these words are faithful and true.' ~Revelation 21:5
    ~ J. White   Richmond, VA
  • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    I was in her initial French class. We had a lot of fun trying to learn French, but even though we were tough on this first year teacher, in the end, we learned much and always admired her. Thank you Miss Lewis.
    ~ James West   Silver Spring, MD
  • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    I am saddened to learn of the passing of my Links sister and AKA soror Maxine. Heartfelt condolences to her family. As a student teacher, Soror Maxine Lewis taught me French at Maggie Walker under Mrs. DeBerry. She was a great teacher and role model, and always a beautiful woman. That was years before she married Fred Black, a good friend and colleague of my father Ira Kyles. When the Maggie L. Walker High School Class of 1965 visited Richmond’s African American Museum during our 50th Anniversary reunion, I was delighted to see Link Maxine in the large group picture of the Richmond chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Thanks be to God for Link/Soror Maxine. May she Rest In Peace reunited with her beloved Fred.
    ~ Njeri Nuru-Holm   Santa Fe, NM
  • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    I am saddened to learn of the passing of my Links sister and AKA soror Maxine. Heartfelt condolences to her family. As a student teacher, Soror Maxine Lewis taught me French at Maggie Walker under Mrs. DeBerry. She was a great teacher and role model, and always a beautiful woman. That was years before she married Fred Black, a good friend and colleague of my father Ira Kyles. When the Maggie L. Walker High School Class of 1965 visited Richmond’s African American Museum during our 50th Anniversary reunion, I was delighted to see Link Maxine in the large group picture of the Richmond chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Thanks be to God for Link/Soror Maxine. May she Rest In Peace reunited with her beloved Fred.
    ~ Njeri Nuru-Holm   Santa Fe, NM
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    So sorry to here of your loved ones passing. Sincere Condolences to your family Barbara Flournoy Reaux MLW Class of ‘66
    ~ Barbara Reaux   Waldorf, MD
  • Friday, April 27, 2018
    She has been one of my greatest inspirations while at MLW... I’m saddened by her transition... May the Ancestors greet her with love ❤️🌺💐 and favor...Ase..
    ~ Van Archer   Midlothian, VA
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    I remember Mrs. Black fondly she was truly a great guidance counselor when I was at JMHS. Gods reclaimed one of his jewels.
    ~ LaToya McNeil   Richmond, VA
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    I am very sorry for your loss and I offer my condolences. Our loving Heavenly Father Jehovah promises of a time when all suffering and death will be a thing of the past. At Revelation 21:3,4 it says in part "...And He(God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death WILL BE NO MORE, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." For more information visit www.jw.org
    ~ Kadmiel N   Richmond, VA
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    I will truly miss my Soror and great mentor. Rest In Peace. Love & Miss You.❤️ Patrese A. Pruden
    ~ Patrese Pruden   Glen Allen, VA
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    MAXINE was truly a touch of class and will be greatly missed by the Richmond community.
    ~ E. McKinley Sprllmam   Alexandria, VA
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    It was an honor and a blessing to have known Maxine. I will always cherish our sisterly bonds. May the love and care of those surrounding you bring you peace.
    ~ Josefa Bethea Wall   North Chesterfield, VA
  • Monday, April 30, 2018
    Melba, I am so saddened by the passing of your Mother. She was such a comfort to me when I lost my Mother. I enjoyed her friendship and humor much the same way I imagine my Mother did. If there is anything I can do to help you please let me know. We are practicality back door neighbors. You and your family are in my prayers.
    ~ Radcliffe Chambers   Richmond, VA
  • Friday, April 27, 2018
    She has been one of my greatest inspirations while at MLW... I’m saddened by her transition... May the Ancestors greet her with love ❤️🌺💐 and favor...Ase..
    ~ Van Archer   Midlothian, VA
  • Friday, April 27, 2018
    I'm sorry to hear about your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that the true God cares for you at this most difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. Please accept my sincere condolences
    ~ C Prince
  • Monday, April 30, 2018
    Saddened to hear of Mrs. Black passing. My deepest sympathy to her family, praying for strength and comfort during this difficult time. Have always remembered her as my first French teacher at Walker, a class that I much enjoyed. May she find peace in Our Lord Savior's arms. MLW Class of 1968.
    ~ Stephonia Keys Owolabi   Woodbridge, VA
  • Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    Condolences to the family. I remember her beautiful smile when I attended John M Gandy
    ~ Dorothy Brooks   Rockville, VA
  • Monday, April 30, 2018
    Saddened to hear of Mrs. Black passing. My deepest sympathy to her family, praying for strength and comfort during this difficult time. Have always remembered her as my first French teacher at Walker, a class that I much enjoyed. May she find peace in Our Lord Savior's arms. MLW Class of 1968.
    ~ Stephonia Keys Owolabi   Woodbridge, VA
  • Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    Condolences to the family. I remember her beautiful smile when I attended John M Gandy
    ~ Dorothy Brooks   Rockville, VA
  • Monday, April 30, 2018
    Saddened to hear of Mrs. Black passing. My deepest sympathy to her family, praying for strength and comfort during this difficult time. Have always remembered her as my first French teacher at Walker, a class that I much enjoyed. May she find peace in Our Lord Savior's arms. MLW Class of 1968.
    ~ Stephonia Keys Owolabi   Woodbridge, VA
  • Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    It saddens us to know you are mourning the loss of your loved one. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Psalms 34:18. It reads: “Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." Our loving God is there for us if we ask for his help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). What a joy it will be to welcome back to life your loved ones who are asleep in death!! You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    Condolences to the family. I remember her beautiful smile when I attended John M Gandy
    ~ Dorothy Brooks   Rockville, VA
  • Monday, April 30, 2018
    Saddened to hear of Mrs. Black passing. My deepest sympathy to her family, praying for strength and comfort during this difficult time. Have always remembered her as my first French teacher at Walker, a class that I much enjoyed. May she find peace in Our Lord Savior's arms. MLW Class of 1968.
    ~ Stephonia Keys Owolabi   Woodbridge, VA
  • Monday, April 30, 2018
    Saddened to hear of Mrs. Black passing. My deepest sympathy to her family, praying for strength and comfort during this difficult time. Have always remembered her as my first French teacher at Walker, a class that I much enjoyed. May she find peace in Our Lord Savior's arms. MLW Class of 1968.
    ~ Stephonia Keys Owolabi   Woodbridge, VA
  • Friday, May 04, 2018
    Please accept my heartfelt condolence on the loss of your dear one; Ms. Black. My family and I have found comfort in the Bible's promise of a time when death will be no more; - "And He (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." - Revelation 21:4. May the memories of your loved one sustain you until God's promises are soon fulfilled - "For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him on the last day."- John 6:40. Please visit www.jw.org for more of God's marvelous promises that 'is around the corner'.
    ~ N Nwajiaku   Richmond, VA
  • Monday, April 30, 2018
    Dear Melba, I am deeply saddened about your mother's passing. I extend heartfelt condolences to you and your family. It is an honor to have known Maxine, and I will always treasure our wonderful adventures together, including our 50th class reunion. Please know that I am sending positive thoughts your way, and I will keep your family in my prayers.
    ~ Geraldine Mitchell   Washington, DC
    
Maxine Black
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Maxine Lewis Black, of Richmond, died April 25, 2018, following a brief illness.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick W. Black, Jr., who died in 2006.  Surviving are her daughter, Melba Lisette Black of Washington, DC; sister, Marion Lewis Moye (Taft) of Washington, DC; other relatives and friends.  She was a cum laude graduate of Virginia Union University.  Mrs. Black began her career in education as a foreign language teacher.  After earning a Master's degree in Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University, she continued her work as an elementary and high school guidance counselor until she retired from Richmond Public Schools in 2000.  She was a life member and 12th Mid-Atlantic Regional Director of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and a member of the Links, Incorporated.  Remains rest at Scott's Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd.  The Links Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 30 at Scott's Chapel, 116 E. Brookland Park Blvd. followed by an Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Ivy Beyond the Wall Ceremony at 6:30 p.m.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 216 W. Leigh Street. Entombment Forest Lawn Mausoleum.