Maxine Michelle Hampton, affectionately known as Max, was born to Flowreen Hammonds And Raymond Hampton on June 15, 1962. On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, after a long battle with heart disease, Maxine transitioned and gained wings.\n \nMaxine (Max), a Washington, DC native, was educated through the local public school system. After that, she attended Potomac Job Corps, where she became interested in carpentry. Maxine would later receive her carpentry training certificate from Potomac Job Corp.\n \nLater in life, she worked at J.B. Johnson Nursing Home, where she took pride in helping others. Soon after, Maxine took up an interest in foodservice. She would then dedicate the next fifteen years of her life as a Food Service Technician at Howard University in Washington, DC. \n \nOn April 19, 1978, Maxine (Max) and Reginald Paris gave birth to their first son, Dareon Reginald Paris, and on April 30, 1979, their second son, Derrick Andre Hampton, was born. \n \nHer favorite hobbies were cooking, cleaning, interior design, fashion, playing cards, dancing, and Go-Go music. Her cooking segued into catering entrepreneurship. She was famously known for her signature dishes like seafood salad, fried chicken, and chitterlings.\n \nShe was known for her spicy taste in lipstick. Maxine would wear blue, green, purple, and black lipsticks to the Château on Benning Road N.E. She was known for her love for dancing. She was an excellent card player. Her Spades skills were unmatched, and she loved to challenge anyone to the card table.\n \nOne of Maxine’s qualities was feeding displaced and homeless residents in her neighborhood. She figured if she could cook a meal, she could share a meal. She was an excellent mother to her sons and offered them wisdom and guidance when they needed it. Max was the life of the party. When she entered the room, she lit it up with her exuberant personality. Max spoke her mind and was a straight shooter, but she had a heart of gold, and she had a powerful bond with her siblings. She always ended her conversations with, “Never say goodbye…see you later”.\n \nPreceded her in death is her mother, Flowreen Hammond, and father Raymond Hampton, Her brothers Sibley E. Hammonds and Lloyd Hampton. \n \nMaxine (Max) leaves to cherish her sense of humor, words, wisdom, and precious memories, her two sons, Dareon and Derrick. Her four sisters, Denise Hampton, Connettia Williams, Molina Bryant, Estherlene Rawls, and one brother, Shelton Dawson. Host of nieces and nephews Marche’ Hampton, Sidney Hampton, Christopher Williams Jr., and Tyler Bryant, and a host of fantastic family and friends.