Delphine Maxey-Gipson

Published 7:27 pm Thursday, October 18, 2018

Delphine Maxey-Gipson

Vicksburg native, Delphine Maxey-Gipson, passed away on Oct. 13, in Memphis at the age of 60. She was the eighth child of 10 children of John and Irene Maxey of Vicksburg and a 1976 graduate of Vicksburg High School and received her associates degree at Hinds Community College.

Delphine enjoyed a successful career in insurance starting off as an Executive Secretary to the Regional VP of Allstate Insurance Company in Jackson and then promoted to sales. She received her LUTC designation and CPCU certification and became a licensed insurance agent broker for Tennessee. She moved to Memphis in 1982 and excelled in sales.  She was a recipient of several esteemed companywide awards: Regional Honor Ring, National Champions, and Life Leader with Allstate. After over 20 years in insurance, Delphine expanded her talents to banking where she later worked for SunTrust Bank and Wells Fargo.

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Delphine’s highest honor was motherhood, which began in 1986 when she gave birth to Brittany Keeton Mazique. In 1992 Delphine married Thomas Gipson III, enjoyed 26 years of marriage, sharing two sons, Korbin Mitchell Gipson and Ethan Alexander Gipson. She also gained two children through marriage, Nicola Gipson and Thomas Gipson IV.

After a courageous battle with breast cancer her loved ones released her to the Lord where she is now reunited by loved ones that preceded her in death, including her siblings Mildred Washington, Charles Maxey and Geary Maxey. She will be remembered for her strong love of faith and her legacy will live on through the lives of her grandchildren, who lovingly called her “Gigi” — Nikkiya and Nariaah Golsby, Nakaria Gipson, Jaida and Thomas Gipson, Kason Gipson, and Margaux Mazique.

In addition to her parents, husband, children and grandchildren, Delphine leaves behind to mourn her loss her brothers and sisters, Leonard Maxey, Margaret Brown, Marilyn Duboulay, Cynthia Jones, Jeffery Maxey and Gerald Maxey, in addition to her cousin, Janita Stewart. Delphine will be sorely missed, but she is now in a better place — in the presence of God.

Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at St. Brigid Catholic Church; interment immediately following at 2 p.m. at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.