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Obituary for Ella Mae Burgess (Maxwell)

Ella Mae Burgess, age 94 of Cookeville, Tennessee passed from this life Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Bethesda Health Care Center in Cookeville.

She was born Friday, March 12, 1926, in Baxter, Tennessee. She was the daughter of the late Alfred Whitney Maxwell and America Avo (Worley) Maxwell.

Mae was a loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. She attended Twin Oak Elementary and graduated from Baxter Seminary. In her younger years, Mae worked a variety of retail jobs in the Detroit area including Hudsons Department Store. Moving back to Cookeville in her forties she worked and retired from Tutco Inc.

Mae is survived by:

1 Daughter:
Patricia "Trish" Bowen of Cookeville, TN

1 Son and Daughter-in-law:
Ronald and Teresa Burgess of Cookeville, TN

1 Son-in-law:
Jack Payne of Cookeville, TN

5 Grandchildren:
Jack Payne II, Aaron Burgess, Beth (Pierre) Maree, Tara (David) Felder, and Ammon Bowen

6 Great Grandchildren:
Sofia and Sam Payne, Peter Maree, Sadie, Ruthie, and Max Felder

2 Brothers:
(Twin Brother) Tom Maxwell of Cookeville, TN
Hooper Maxwell of Crossville, TN

1 Sister-in-law:
Willene (Howell) Maxwell of Cookeville, TN

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 Daughter: Phyllis Diane Payne, 5 Brothers, and 6 Sisters.

A Graveside service for Mae was held Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 12:00 noon at Howard Cemetery in Putnam County. Bro. Hillier Duke officiated. Interment followed in Howard Cemetery.