Raleigh – Max Lindy Avery, 78, passed away into the presence of his Lord, August 8, 2011, surrounded by his family. He was born on March 19, 1933 in Coats, NC to his parents, the late Melvin Maxton Avery and Linda Inez Avery.
He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He worked for the NC Department of Labor and retired after 28 years. He was a lifetime member of Hillyer Memorial Christian Church. Max was an avid rose gardener and enjoyed sharing his passion for roses with friends and family.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Molly, of 54 years; his daughters Renee Connelly and husband Dave of Durham, Sharon Richardson and husband Allen of Cary, and Pam Alexander and husband Brad of Charlotte; his seven grandchildren, Patrick, Colin (Jessica), T.J., Brandon, Benjamin, Zachary, and Victoria; his two sisters, Sylvia Ballard of Carrboro and Nora Etta Blair and husband Jerry of Washington, NC; Predeceased by his parents and daughter Molly Suzanne.
A memorial service to celebrate Max's life will be held at 1:30pm on Thursday August 11th, at Hillyer Memorial Christian Church, 718 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh NC 27608. The family will receive friends following the service. Private interment at Raleigh Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Hillyer Memorial Christian Church can be made in memory of Max. Condolences can be given online at www.MitchellatRMP.com. Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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