Rev. Dr. Leland Ceperley Maxson
September 6, 1923 – December 1, 2014
Rev. Dr. Leland Ceperley Maxson, age 91, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 1, 2014.
Born in Brookfield, New York on September 6, 1923, Reverend Maxson was a son of the late Daniel M. Maxson and Ethel Ceperley Maxson. He bravely served his country as a member of the US Army in the Pacific during WWII. His strong faith led him to his religious calling and he received his Doctor of Divinity from Luther Rice University and Seminary. Reverend Maxson served as an ordained minister and touched many lives as a faithful servant of Christ for over 50 years.
Known as an excellent handyman, he was happy to lend his skills whenever needed. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather who was happiest in the company of his beloved family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his previous wife of 25 years, Joyce Maxson, son, Stephen Maxson and brothers, Marvin, Kenneth, Arnold and Clair Maxson. He is survived by his wife, Karen A. (Kruchten) Maxson; his children, Dean, Deborah, Diane and Joshua Maxson, Darlene Lee, Carol Winward and Kevin Buckworth; sister, Reva Kinney; 7 grandsons; and 1 great grandson.
A funeral service will be held at 6 pm on Monday evening, December 8, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 4 pm until 6 pm. A committal service with military honors will be held at 10 am on Tuesday morning, December 9, 2014 in the chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Luther Rice University and Seminary, Attn: Capital Fund, 3038 Evans Mill Rd., Lithonia, GA 30038.