Maxine Joyce Quick was born Maxine Joyce Williams on May 21, 1946, in Baltimore, Maryland to the union of Ruth Green Williams and Oliver Bynum. She was educated in the Baltimore City school system. Soon after high school, she met and married Charlie Quick and they welcomed their daughter, Tracey. Her marriage to Charlie ended. She enrolled at the Maryland Business School desiring to get her career on track. There she learned typing and other clerical skills in order to work in an office environment. She soon became pregnant with her second child, James, and raised her children as a single mother. Her mother, Miss Ruth, was her rock and helped raise the children as Maxine advanced in her career. Soon afterwards, she began working at the now defunct Union Trust Bank as a bank teller, where she began her lifelong career as a banker. There she worked her way through the ranks and eventually became head teller, supervising five tellers and managing sums on money that totaled at times as much as $500,000. She won the hearts of her customers who showed their appreciation by showering her with a boundless number of gifts every holiday season. Maxine would achieve her dream of finishing high school when she returned to her alma mater, Dunbar High School, to earn her high school diploma. She proudly was able to walk across the stage in a cap and gown, to receive this long-awaited achievement. She then continued her career in banking when she transferred to the lending department of the bank and worked in Collections, where she contacted customers who were behind of their loan payments. There she thrived in a job that most people would consider undesirable. On the contrary, Maxine approached it with compassion, empathy, humor and a positive attitude. By the mid-1990s, Union Trust Bank had been taken over by a larger bank and Maxine, like many other fellow employees, was laid off, ending 27 years of dedicated service to the company. She joined the now defunct First Fidelity Bank in the Collections department. After a few years there, she then was employed by another bank that is no longer part of the Baltimore banking landscape, Provident Bank. There she thrived once more and was able to collect a substantial amount of loans owed to the bank. But once again, the bank was taken over by M and T Bank and Maxine found herself displaced. She decided reluctantly to end her banking career and retire. To say Maxine is a memorable person is an understatement. The first thing you noticed about her was her beauty and her impeccable sense of style—hair always in place, flawless makeup, high heels were a must, especially at work. She turned heads no matter what. Her contagious smile and positive attitude made it seem like she never had a bad day, although everyone has those. Her quick wit had you constantly laughing and made you wonder how did she develop such perfect timing in her comments. It made it a joy to be in her presence. She made a mark on so many lives. If you got to know her, she would no doubt pay you a compliment and make you immediately feel good about yourself. She loved wrestling, especially Friday Night Smackdown. Watching slasher horror movies was her thing and she was passionate about those. Old-school rock and roll including groups like Queen and many rock groups were among her varied musical choices. She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted daughter, Tracey; her loving son James Dent, III.; loving niece Carmetta Downing; long-time friends, Claudette Bard and Stephanie Hopkins. Others who will hold her in their hearts are her Provident Bank family, along with other relatives, a host of many friends, and countless others with whom she made an imprint on their lives. She is preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Green Williams; her father, Oliver Bynum; her sisters, Juanita Barrett and Mary Bynum; her brother, Howard Green; and former husband, Charlie Quick. “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel"-Maya Angelou
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