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Gwendolyn Maxine Brogden

Maxine Brogden, 84, of 314 Park Avenue, Creedmoor, died at Brantwood Nursing Home, where she had been residing for little over a year, on September 15, 2022 after a brief illness.

Ms. Brogden was a native of Durham County, daughter of the late Hunter Longmire and Mildred Longmire. She was the widow of Wallace Lee Brogden.

She retired from Kayser Roth Hosiery and was a member of Living Word Baptist Church.

A graveside service will be held Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the Rogers Family Cemetery on Hwy 56 with Reverend Mike Vaughan officiating.

She is survived by one son, Ricky Lee Brogden (Betty Lewis) of Creedmoor, two daughters, Debra Duke (Bradley “Sam” Duke) of Creedmoor, Rhonda Faye Wilkins (Charlie Allen Wilkins) of Stem, three sisters, Phyllis Reams of Henderson, Marquerite Walker of Elizabeth City and July Freeman of Durham, 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Ms. Brogden was preceded in death by one brother, William Lee Longmire, and four grandchildren, Christopher “Chris” Wilkins, twins, William Jason “Willy” Brogden and Kelly Jean Brogden and Skylar Marie Wilkins.


  • Rhonda Wilkins Posted September 16, 2022 11:51 pm

    Mama you stayed with us as long as you could. Nurses all said you was so tough . Me and Debra will always treasure the moments we had with you every Sunday . You fought to the very end . I know you rejoice in seeing daddy and Chris and Skylar . What a beautiful day that was . We would never change anything even sleeping on the hard chairs .to be with you to the end. Bless all the Nurses and the Cna that took so good care of you and even us . You made a impact on all their lives . R. I P .MY SWEET MAMA .

  • Teresa B Jovich Posted September 17, 2022 12:15 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Maxine’s passing. She was such a dear sweet lady. Always so kind and gentle. I have so many good memories of Maxine helping with the tobacco farming and just all around visits with her. I didn’t see her often, but I sure did think of her and will miss her.

  • Linda and Sonny Self Posted September 17, 2022 2:35 am

    So sorry to her of Maxine’s passing. A sweet wonderful lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with u all.

  • Wendy Hayes Wilkins Posted September 17, 2022 1:05 pm

    I just want to say to Debra and family that I am sorry to hear about your mama’s passing. She was a nice lady and a hard worker. May the Lord comfort you all.

  • jay godfrey Posted September 17, 2022 6:25 pm

    Dear family, I am deeply saddened by the grief you are feeling.
    Knowing of God’s embracing love for you, continue looking to him when ” he will wipe out all tears from our eyes, death, pain, and suffering will be no more. ” – Revelation 21:3,4
    He says death is an ” enemy that will be brought to nothing. ” – 1 Corinthians 15:26
    How it comforts our hearts to know that this pain will be a thing of the past and through Christ a resurrection for our loved ones.

    love from a stranger,

  • Faye C. middleton Posted September 17, 2022 7:32 pm

    Debra and Family, My thoughts,love and prayers are with you all during this diffcult time.Your hearts hold a lot of love and memories for you to always treasure.

  • Amy Overstreet Posted September 17, 2022 10:53 pm

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. I remember Mrs. Maxine as “ Granny” because that’s what she always was to all that came in contact with her. As a child when I would visit she always made me feel so welcomed and just like another grandchild! Even when I would see her at church and call her “Granny” she always gave the biggest smile and biggest hugs! Hold on to all of your sweet memories of such a special strong lady! ❤️

  • betsy breedlove Posted September 18, 2022 3:35 pm

    I am so sorry about Maxine, she was a very sweet and kind lady

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