Mavis “Maxine” Sparks Land was born in Jay, Florida to Willie Howell Sparks and Bessie Lee Sparks on November 5, 1924. Though Maxine was an only child, she loved her many cousins. Maxine met the love of her life, G.P. Land, at school in Jay, Florida. Several years later, they were married in Paris, Texas on July 10, 1943.
Maxine and G.P. celebrated 70 years of marriage together.
Maxine was a not only a caretaker and homemaker, but also a mother of four children: William Howell Land (Karen), Wiley Rodger Land (Virginia), Lydia Jane Lambert (David), and Robert Keith Land (predeceased). “Macmama” had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her sweet laugh, honesty, and willingness to share will be missed.