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Maxine Marcell Daniels Pryor Sulek

July 4, 1935 ~ January 5, 2022 (age 86)


Maxine Marcell Daniels Pryor Sulek was born in Lacey, Arkansas on July 4, 1935. She was the seventh and youngest child of Lizzie Spencer and Reed Daniels. After her father's passing, the family moved to Corning, New York where she graduated from Corning Free Academy. Maxine proudly earned her Bachelor's degree from Keuka College and became a registered nurse (R.N.).

She married Elwood Michael Pryor in April 1957 and their union brought three children: Michele, Monique and Mark Raphael. Although they divorced, Maxine and Michael remained in close contact until Michael's passing in August 2017. She married Paul Sulek in November 1967 and their union brought one daughter, Andrea.

Maxine worked as a nurse for over 25 years, including at Rancocas Valley Hospital in Willingboro, New Jersey. After her nursing career, she taught nurse's aides in Camden, New Jersey in the 1980s. She retired and spent her remaining years caring for her children and grandchildren.

She loved the Lord and frequently shared her faith. In Corning, she was a dedicated member of Friendship Baptist Church. During her membership at Delaware Valley Baptist Church, she sang in the choir and served several ministries including Sunday School, Youth Council, Vacation Bible School and Social Committee. Most recently she was a member of Rancocas Valley Baptist Church and supported the annual Thanksgiving Dinner event. Those who entered her home were greeted as family. Maxine was loving, accepting and nurturing of all those who crossed her path.

Maxine departed this life on January 5, 2022. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lizzie and Reed Daniels; her siblings Versa Fisher, Clifton (Uncle Man) Daniels, Hazel Fisher, Mae Alice Fisher, Mamie Green, John Reed Daniels and her eldest brother Central Daniels; and her former husband Michael Pryor.

Affectionately known as Mother, Mommy, Ma, Booma, Aunt Maxine or Miss Maxine, her enduring spirit will be remembered by her loved ones: husband of 54 years, Paul Sulek; children Michele Pryor Andrews; Monique Pryor; Mark (Jacqueline) Pryor; and Andrea (M. Angel) Catala; eight grandchildren: Kyle (Angie) Pryor Sr.; Kevan Pryor, Kory Andrews, Aja Pryor, Kambridge T. Andrews, Alissa (Anthony) Taylor, Blaise Catala and Lander Catala; nine great grandchildren; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and her loving best friend, Aakeem Cato.

Funeral Services were held Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rancocas Valley Baptist Church in Westampton, NJ.  Relatives and friends were invited to her viewing that took place, Thursday morning 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the church.

Committal prayers and Interment will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2022 in Hope Cemetery Annex, Corning, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to the Rancocas Valley Baptist Church. Please click on the following link to make a donation:

Sorrowfully submitted by The Family




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January 22, 2022

11:00 AM
Hope Cemetery Annex
Pearl Street
Corning, NY 14830

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