Florene Maynard

Florene Preston Maynard

Friday, January 15th, 1943 - Friday, August 28th, 2020
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Florene Preston Maynard, 77, passed away August 28, 2020. She was born in Kermit, West Virginia to the late Conrad and Mary Wills Preston. Florene was a Librarian with the Department of Defense for many years. She was also a member of the Daughters of American Revolution at Large.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 60 years, Billy Ray Maynard; daughter, Dona L. Maynard; sons, Billy R. Maynard, II (Monya) and Timothy L. Maynard (Stacie); grandchildren, John, Jeff, Jessica, Jeri, Sydney, Morgan and Presley, 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Connie Anderson, Dorothy Preston, Mary Barnett and Debra Brant; brother, John Preston and numerous other loving family and friends.

A service to celebrate her life will be held on Monday, August 31, 2020 at 1pm at Graham Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1112 Kempsville Rd., Chesapeake. She will be laid to rest privately at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 5-7:30pm. Social distancing and masks will be required at the visitation and services. Please visit her Book of Memories at where you may view the service or leave a note to the family.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 30th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:30pm
    Sunday, August 30th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:30pm
    Graham Funeral Home
    1112 Kempsville Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, August 31st, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Monday, August 31st, 2020 1:00pm
    Graham Funeral Home
    1112 Kempsville Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
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  • Interment

    Forest Lawn Cemetery
    8100 Granby Street
    Norfolk, Virginia 23505
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Charles Garland

Posted at 12:42pm
Prayers to family

Elaine Slater

Posted at 05:39pm
You're in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time of losing your sister. You two sure favor and are both beautiful ladies. Here if you need to talk or know I'm praying for peace for all of your family. Elaine

Tina Henry

Posted at 10:43am
Rene was a wonderful lady in all respects. She was first my boss and then my friend. I worked for her at the Little Creek Library as an Assistant Librarian. When she retired, I became the Librarian that she trained me to be. Rene loved her job and was an outstanding Librarian. She especially loved the parts of her job that related to children. Her Preschool Storytime's were enjoyed by all the children and their parents. The Summer Reading Program that she ran each year were attend by many different children from all walks of life. If a child had any difficulties with anything, Rene would stop whatever she was doing and would help that child. Her patience was limitless when it came to helping little ones. Rene also spoke of her husband Bill and her children too many times to count and I know she loved you all so much. I know she is still looking out for all of you from heaven and I am so very sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences, Tina Henry

Jerrie Sue Beal Chesley

Posted at 11:09pm
Rene was my true friend! My daughter Stacie is married to Tim. We have been friends for over twenty five years. We were like family and always invited to their pool parties, Thanksgiving dinners and any other events I may have forgotten. Rene was always a pleaser and would do anything to help anyone out! She was a very special person and she will always be in my heart. She will truly be missed. She and Bill were married 60 years and were an example of true love. God bless you Rene! No more pain. You are in my thoughts and prayers! 🙏🏻🙏🏻

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Posted at 04:28pm
With deepest sympathy, Chuck and. Donna Miller
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