ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Joyce Maxine Saulsberry 62 years old , born on July 20, 1947 and passed away on September 22, 2009. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Brenda Lockridge on November 14, 2020
It's been 11 years since I've seen your smiling face. It still hurts as much today as it did the day you left me. I'm happy that you are with our Heavenly Father resting and at peace but I miss you dearly. Often I want to call or visit you to get advice, share my story, scream, pray, laugh or cry buy quickly reality reminds me it's not possible and the tears flow becase I miss you my dear so much. We were best friends you were my big sister my protector all of my life. Now my husband is gone and so are you. It's harder than I could have ever imagined without the two of you.  I know I have to put on my big girl panties and I do that but it's hard to keep them on every day! Enough crying for now. The good news is I'm going to be okay God's still in control and He did leave me good good family to help out and my children are 100% here for me.
Thank you for the many years of sharing your love!!
Posted by Letitia Clark on July 20, 2018
Happy Heavenly Birthday Momma!! Missing you so much and wishing you were still here with us. Continue to Rest in Paradise.. Love you and you will always be in my Heart!! Until we meet again, your Baby Girl
Posted by Lo Whittiker-Silvers on July 21, 2017
You were always full of life and love whenever I would see you, I cherish the memories of seeing you in church and having a conversation from time to time. You were my extended family I love you and miss you, such a sweetheart of a real God fearing woman. Continue to rest in peace, please do me a favor, kiss and hug a few other loved ones The Whittiker's have lost for me, you know them all. Thank you for the love thank you for beautiful memories...
Posted by Brenda Lockridge on July 20, 2017
I miss you so much! I love you dearly! RIP my dear sister!!
Posted by Letitia Clark on July 20, 2017
Happy Heavenly Birthday momma. We miss you so so much. Even though you are no longer physically with us you are always in our thoughts and memories!! Love you to infinity❤️❤️ Continue to Rest in Paradise!!
Posted by Brenda Lockridge on September 22, 2015
Hey sis, 6 years later and I still miss you so much. Today is exceptionally hard but God is able. Much love, Brenda
Posted by Jasmine Clark on July 20, 2015
Happy Birthday Grandmama.. Love and miss you
Posted by Brenda Lockridge on September 10, 2013
Well Sis, the 22nd of this month marks 4 years when you departed this life and went home to be with the Lord. Take your rest if you must but please know that your love is forever etched into my heart. There will never be another you never another sister that shared the love & respect we had for each other. Missing you!
Posted by Brenda Lockridge on September 10, 2013
You knew me better than anyone so I know you can appreciate why I can't come to your gravesite to visit. Without saying another word, I know you totally understand. I Love you forever and a day! My sister my friend!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Brenda Lockridge on July 20, 2012
Happy birthday sis. I miss you so much!
Posted by Brenda Lockridge on May 27, 2011
Missing My Sister
I miss all the little ways you showed you cared, and the good times we shared, you were my trusted confidant and best friend, whose loving support I could always depend

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Posted by Brenda Lockridge on November 14, 2020
It's been 11 years since I've seen your smiling face. It still hurts as much today as it did the day you left me. I'm happy that you are with our Heavenly Father resting and at peace but I miss you dearly. Often I want to call or visit you to get advice, share my story, scream, pray, laugh or cry buy quickly reality reminds me it's not possible and the tears flow becase I miss you my dear so much. We were best friends you were my big sister my protector all of my life. Now my husband is gone and so are you. It's harder than I could have ever imagined without the two of you.  I know I have to put on my big girl panties and I do that but it's hard to keep them on every day! Enough crying for now. The good news is I'm going to be okay God's still in control and He did leave me good good family to help out and my children are 100% here for me.
Thank you for the many years of sharing your love!!
Posted by Letitia Clark on July 20, 2018
Happy Heavenly Birthday Momma!! Missing you so much and wishing you were still here with us. Continue to Rest in Paradise.. Love you and you will always be in my Heart!! Until we meet again, your Baby Girl
Posted by Lo Whittiker-Silvers on July 21, 2017
You were always full of life and love whenever I would see you, I cherish the memories of seeing you in church and having a conversation from time to time. You were my extended family I love you and miss you, such a sweetheart of a real God fearing woman. Continue to rest in peace, please do me a favor, kiss and hug a few other loved ones The Whittiker's have lost for me, you know them all. Thank you for the love thank you for beautiful memories...
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Memorial day week

Shared by Brenda Lockridge on May 29, 2012
Hey Mac, just thinking about you and wanted to tell you that you would be pleased with our activities on and near this 2012 memorial weekend. 1. I attended the most remarkable graduation ever. I tried to keep up the tradition u and Aunt Ruby started years ago. The graduate was your precious granddaughter Jasmine. You can be proud in heaven she made it grand style, got her 1st masters and ready started on her second one! 2. Attended Christopher's 50th birthday combined with Jasmine's celebration. Tisha hosted this great event with class, grace and great style, she is a total winner! 3. Dezirae graduated 1st in her 8th grade class and she was a valedictorian who also gave an awesome speach. She is following in the footsteps of Jaz and Chris who are real winners and good examples. Oh, Wendi had a great party at their home for Dez. 4. Last but not lease the most rewarding of all Diane & I went to visit all of the seniors that we could find on memorial day and took them flowers: a) Johnny May b) Unzel c) aunt O'Letha. Well we couldn't find Louise and sister was out of town, but we will get to them at a later date. (smile)

The Last Supper

Shared by Jasmine Clark on May 27, 2011

While I attended Loyola Marymount University, I would always go by her house on Sundays after church to eat. She never failed to make Sunday dinner for me, and if I had not came she would call and remind me. I can still vividly remember the last Sunday that Maxine was here with us. I went to her house, and spent some time with her and Nathaniel. She made me some smothered chicken, rice, and cabbage. It's funny because she knew I loved cabbaged and my mom rarely, if ever, cooked it for me.

Aside from the food, there was great conversation. We talked about the Lakers, school in which I had just entered my last year in my bachelor's program, and we simply laughed as we usually do. I can recall before I left that day, I gave her a kiss and I didn't even say I love you. I told her I would see her later, not knowing it wouldn't happen anymore in the physical.

I am thankful that God offered me the opportunity to fellowship one last time with my grandmother. Talking to her just isn't the same, but I can still feel her presence when the family gathers and her signature "phrases" are thrown out with smiles and laughter.

Our "Mac-Attack, Mac"

Shared by Brenda Lockridge on May 27, 2011

A writer once wrote, “when there is love, any life is too short. Mac-Attack, Mac, as she was affectionately called had a way of making the joys of life contagious.” Her actions showed how much she loved family, no matter what the occasion was she was always available to do what she could. We will miss Maxine greatly and will forever remember and verbalize the good times that we shared with her.