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Unity Banquet looms

Mrs. Alyce Faye Maxey is an East Texas native, born and raised in Henderson Texas. She graduated from St. Phillips College in San Antonio, Texas with a degree in Education. She and her husband, Lesley Maxey moved to Longview, TX in 1952 and had one son, Greg Maxey. Mrs. Maxey has worked for Longview Independent School District, Gregg County and served as the first court clerk in Easton, TX. For 25 years, she and her husband worked side-by-side at their family-owned business, Tip Top Cleaners located in South Longview. In addition to countless behind the scene acts of kindness and unity, she modestly renders her services at the Kilgore Crisis Center, the Wesley Foundation, Hope Haven Home for Women, Newgate Mission, and Gregg County Historical Museum. She is also a faithful member at Wesley McCabe United Methodist Church.

   Lyndell Bright McAllister was born and raised in Longview, Texas. She received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of Denver after completing undergrad studies at Baylor University.

   Lyndell became a contract worker with the City of Longview in 1992 and helped guide a community coalition to address the issues of alcohol and other drug abuse with the Longview Drug Task Force – now known as Partners in Prevention. She has organized a nationally recognized mentoring program for girls and boys in her current role as Director of Mentoring. She also initiated a poverty program for the City of Longview called Circles, now known as Bridges Out of Poverty, an initiative to help lead children and families out of poverty. Lyndell has served on an array of community boards, such as:

  • East Texas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Parenting Resource Center of East Texas
  • Zonta Club
  • Pine Tree Education Foundation
  • The Junior League of Longview.
  • She is faithful member of First United Methodist Church.
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