Mary Maxine Bateman, 86, of Charleston, WV, passed away May 18, 2020, at Thomas Memorial Hospital. She was born June 25, 1933, in Helen, WV. Maxine was a lifelong member of Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church where she faithfully served as an usher, and member of the Missionary Board and Executive Committee. Maxine was a caregiver and housekeeper. She enjoyed family, traveling and loved her dog, Sparky. Maxine was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, auntie, and friend.
Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Bateman, Sr., parents, Homer and Annie Collier, two sisters, and two brothers.
Maxine is survived by her sons, Dwayne Bateman, Jerome (Leola) Bateman, both of Charleston, WV, and Clarence A. Bateman, Jr., of Martinsburg, WV; daughters, Vivaree Brooks of North Carolina, Priscilla (Julius) Crowder of Charleston, WV, sister, Barbara Ann Robinson of Rand, WV; brothers, Thomas Collier of Charleston, WV, and Reverend Doctor Eugene (Linda) Collier of Tennessee, eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, two stepsons, and six step great grandchildren.
Maxine’s private homegoing service will be Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 1:00 pm, at Callender Funeral Home, 706 Rebecca St., Charleston, with Reverend Doctor Jerry R. Staples officiating. Interment at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. A walk-through viewing will be one hour prior to the service. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, social distancing guidelines will be observed, including wearing a face mask. Condolences can be sent to the family at callenderfuneralhome.com.
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