KANNAPOLIS Maxine Hartsell Petrea, 85 of Charlotte, formerly of Kannapolis, went to be with the Lord Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at The Haven in Highland Creek, following a period of declining health. Maxine was born Sept. 13, 1934, in Cabarrus County, a daughter of the late Ralph Clyde Hartsell and Ethel Goodman Hartsell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John H. Petrea, who died Jan. 30, 2004; a son, Gregory Brent Petrea, June 18, 2004; along with three sisters, Evelyn Isennock, Lucille Hough and Helen Walser. Maxine was a member of Parkwood Baptist Church where she was active in her Sunday school class. She was a graduate of A.L. Brown High School, and was employed at Atrium Health Northeast (Cannon Memorial Hospital) in the radiology department, later in the records department and then the Miriam Cannon Hayes Center with over 20 years of service. She enjoyed working in her yard and spending time with her family. Family members left to cherish her memory are her son, Mike Petrea and wife, Pam, of Kannapolis; two grandchildren, Marty Todd and wife, Shannon, and Amanda Alexander and husband, Kenneth; three great-grandchildren, Kayla, Austin and Ethan Todd; one great-great-grandchild, Matthew Todd; and nephew, Lee Isennock. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Rev. David Hayes. Interment will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. At other times the family will at the home of the son. The family requests that memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Western North Carolina Chapter, 4600 Park Rd., Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28209. Condolences may be sent to www.whitleysfuneralhome.com. Whitley's Funeral Home is serving the Petrea family.
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