Maxine Black

December 17, 1922 ~ January 10, 2020


Services for Mrs. Maxine Dunphy Black, 97 of Jennings will be held on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the South Chapel at Miguez Funeral Home with Rev. Chan Willis officiating.  Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home.

Visitation for Mrs. Black will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020 and will continue until time of service at 11:00 a.m.

Maxine Black was born in Crowley, LA on December 17, 1922.  She lived there with her parents Josephine and Marion Dunphy until moving to Jennings at the age of 13.  She attended Jennings High School and SLI (now University of South Louisiana) where she was a cheerleader and a member of a sorority.  The main focus of her young life was ballet which she studied from childhood through college. She was quite an accomplished dancer.  It is during her college years that she met the love of her life, Joe Black.  They were married during WWII when Joe was home on leave.

Mrs. Black taught in Elementary Education for 1 year and spent the remainder of her life as a housewife and mother.  Her greatest joy was taking care of her husband and daughter.  She was involved in various clubs and organizations, most importantly the 1st Presbyterian Church of Jennings and its Women’s group.  She was also a member of Reveler’s Club and Entre Noux.  Her favorite hobbies were sewing, reading, cooking, playing golf and sailing, which she enjoyed with her husband of 64 years. Later in life they also spent a great deal of time traveling.

Maxine was predeceased by her husband, Joe Black.

Survivors include her daughter, Celia Joe Black; grandsons, Joe and Dan Arnette; and great-grandchildren Cru, Harley and Emma Arnette.

Serving as pall bearers are Joe and Dan Arnette, Bruce Mulvey, Burt Tietje, Charlie Williams, Pat Deavillie and Joe Taylor.  Honorary pall bearers are Jim George, James Hebert and Walter “Corky” Arnette.

Donations in memory of Maxine may be made to: Zigler Art Museum or Presbyterian Church of Welsh, LA (where she is currently a member).


Burial: Monday, January 13, 2020
11:30 am - 12:00 am

Greenwood Cemetery

Funeral Service: Monday, January 13, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 am

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

Visitation: Monday, January 13, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

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  1. I know this has to be a difficult time for you Cecilia. Know that Keith and I are thinking about you and your hurt. Love you. Keith and Renee Myers

  2. I know this has to be a difficult time for you Cecilia. Know that Keith and I are thinking about you and your hurt. Love you. Keith and Renee Myers

  3. Celia Joe,
    We are so sorry to hear about your mother, you will be in our thoughts and prayers due this difficult time.
    Gerald and Ruth Ann

  4. So sorry to hear about your mother. She was a wonderful, sweet lady that loved your dad and you and her grandchildren very much. I use to clean her teeth for a few years there in Jennings at Dr. Sonnier's office. She would always talk about your dad and you and how proud she was of her daughter. My prayers for you and your family.

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