March 29, 1927 - February 10, 2019

Maxine M. Roberson, a long-time resident of Bloomington, Minnesota, ended the sacred page of her life chapter on February 10, 2019, at the age of 91. Maxine was born on March 29,1927 in Emporia, Kansas and was the daughter of Lorin and Mary Louise Flowers. She attended the University of Kansas and the College of Emporia. While in Emporia, she met her late husband, John Roberson. Their marriage of 53 years was a keepsake. Through John's employment, they were relocated to Atchison, Kansas, St. Joseph, Missouri, Big Coulee South Dakota Native American Reservation and Bloomington, Minnesota, where she spent the remainder of her life.

Maxine was known as a highly talented and accomplished author. She had extraordinary insight and a vivid imagination which inspired her to travel from "pen to paper" in publishing a variety of children and spiritual books, poems and short stories. A children's book "Peace Is" and spiritual prose "Chosen to Walk" were amongst her most creative keepsake. A love for the "written word" transcended to becoming President of the Minnesota Branch of the National League of American Pen Women while teaching creative writing classes and lending her talents as a Minneapolis Public School resource volunteer. Maxine was highly involved as a member of St. Peter's A.M.E. Church where she volunteered in the church library.

She is survived by four children: Dr. Cassandra Roberson - Crystal, MN., Marsha Roberson-Harder - Boca Raton, FL., Willa Roberson-Mitchell (Stephen) - San Diego, CA., Stuart Roberson - Bloomington, MN. and five grandchildren: Steffon Mitchell, Jerome Smith, Arman Mitchell, William Harder III, Kristen Evans. They were all her keepsake.

In her poem "Keepsake", Maxine leaves us with these beautiful and parting words that will forever resonate:

Crushed petals dull with age,
Clinging to its stem while wearing a flat bow
and retaining its beauty of scent and preserving memories of love and events
Between the sacred pages.
By Maxine M Roberson (written - published 1981)

As a devoted mother, grandmother, relative and friend, Maxine is our forever "keepsake" where memories of love and events will be cherished and preserved by family and friends, while embraced between the sacred pages of our hearts.


  1. Wylinda M Johnson says:

    Willa, Stephen and all of the Robinson Family our love and prayers go out to all of you. God will give you the strength that you need to endure what you are feeling right now. He will take you through this “tunnel of darkness” that you’re walking through right now. Just keep your hands in His Hands and you mind and thoughts on Him and you will be able to win this battle. We love you all. Love and prayers, Rev. J. Samuel & Mrs. Wylinda M Johnson

  2. Kathy Zierke says:

    Stuart, My heart breaks knowing the love you had for your mother. You took great care of her.

  3. Adedoja Jinadu says:

    May Her Humble Soul Rest In Eternal Peace with Her Maker in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.

  4. Bill Smith says:

    My deepest sympathies Stuart

  5. Cheryl Miller says:

    Maxine was a great neighbor. Always had a smile.

  6. Bob and Linda Revelle says:

    Dear Willa, Stephen and family,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope pleasant memories of your mother will be a source of comfort and that God will give you strength and peace in the days ahead.

    With Heartfelt Sympathy,
    Bob and Linda

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