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Mrs. Maxine - Demographics and Beyond Mrs. Maxine signifies my archetypal view of this healthy "seasoned citizen." Maxine is a Caucasian female born in rural, Mullens, West Virginia in 1926. She is the only child of a Southern Baptist, "middle class" family. Joseph Hammond, her father, was a farmer. Her mother, Ruby, was a "full-time parent" and prided herself on "running the house" Maxine clarified that farmers wife's were regularly responsible for the daily operations of the family. Her Southern Baptist faith was complements of her parents and ministry grandfather. Maxine's lifestyle is a faith-filled journey engulfed with multiple personal tragedies. The first catastrophe struck Maxine in the fall of 1928. The relentless weather together with the battle to harvest the dwindling crops led to Joseph growing pneumonia. The pneumonia shot Joseph's life and Maxine's dad, when she was only two. Her dad's death compelled this single parent family to relocate into the "town" to seek out employment. Back in 1930, Ruby accepted employment as a seamstress in a "shirt mill" at Wytheville, Virginia. During 1935, Ruby was moved to Christiansburg, Virginia were she continued her seamstress career. Maxine graduated from high school in 1946. Shortly after graduation, Ruby married Benny Liverman and the family moved to Norfolk, Virginia. Maxine and Benny were always distant. Maxine went to work at the fledgling telephone industry with AT&T operator in 1950. While at AT&T she met, courted, and married Cecil Hunt. In this period Maxine became an active member of the faith community in Norview Baptist Church in Norfolk, Virginia. Maxine remains an active member to this day. Maxine has two kids L.. .