Lester Ranard Mahone-Maxwell was born on October 8, 1988, from the union of Lester Raynard Maxwell and Charlotte Michelle Mahone in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Lester was lovingly known as "L.J." during his life and grew up in Muskogee. He attended the Muskogee Public School System and graduated from Muskogee High School in May of 2006.
“L.J.” furthered his education at Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma, where he was active in the School of Business and received his Bachelor of Science in Management in May of 2013. “L.J.” was a member of the Dean’s Honor Roll, Langston University “Warriors for Christ,” the Ambassadors Program, and Student Affairs, along with other organizations while at Langston.
At a tender, impressionable age, “L.J.” dedicated his life to Christ and became a member of the Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, under the tutelage of Pastor Vanzelen G. Brown. He was an active member of the GSMBC Sunday School Department, Children and Youth Department, Children and Youth Choir [Drummer] and Drill Team. As “L.J.” transformed into a young adult, he became active with Integrity’s Voice of Victory Church located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and participated in IVVC's Lifeline Ministry Young Adult.
“L.J.” was a young man full of wisdom, who in many ways, profoundly enhanced and blessed the lives of those that graced his presence. Whether with a smile, a big bear hug, a joke or words of wisdom, there was no denying he touched your life and brought great joy. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten and know we celebrate “L.J.'s” life.
Preceding him in death were his father, Lester Raynard Maxwell, II; and his grandfather, Lester Maxwell, Sr.
“L.J.” leaves on this journey to cherish his memory; his son, Kase Malik Thompson-Maxwell; his fiance', Brandy Thompson; his mother, Charlotte Mahone; his sisters, Ashley and Michelle Mahone; his maternal grandmother, Evelyn Epperson [Charley]; his maternal grandfather, Robert Mahone; his paternal grandmother, Edna Maxwell; one nephew; along with a caravan of Aunts, Uncles, Great-Aunts, Great-Uncles, cousins, other relatives and a host of friends.
The Hour of Remembrance will be shared on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in the Timothy Baptist Church. Pastor Kelly Payne is the gracious host Pastor and Reverend Vanzenlen G. Brown, Pastor of Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will Officiate.
Burial will follow in the Cane Creek Cemetery at Boynton, Oklahoma.
Friends may convey condolences and sign the online register at www.biglowfunerals.com.