Maxine Smith Sprinkle, 93, of Statesville, N.C.,  passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at the Gordon Hospice House following a lengthy illness. Maxine was born on January 22, 1927, in Iredell County and was the daughter of Isaac L. and Grace Connolly Smith.

She attended Central High School and was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church. She retired from Craftmaster Furniture.

Mrs. Sprinkle was married to the late Charles Paul Sprinkle on December 24, 1942. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra S. Henderson, and two great-grandchildren.

She is survived by a son, Dennis Paul Sprinkle (Laura); three daughters, Karen S. Hollar (Clyde), Paula McLelland (Ron), and Darlene S. Tomlin (Sonny); 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Maxine also has one sister surviving, Jean C. Nash.

A Funeral Service will be held Monday, September 14, 2020, at 3 pm at New Prospect Baptist Church with Rev. Joey Campbell and Rev. Daniel Settle officiating. Mrs. Sprinkle will Lie in State from 2 to 3 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the family requests that all in attendance please wear a mask.

Memorials may be made to the Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625. Fond memories and condolences may be left at

The family wishes to thank all of her doctors, Hospice House care givers, as well as her many family friends and neighbors who meant so much to her.

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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