Robert Maxwell, also known by his loved ones as “Pops” was born January 22, 1953, to the union of Richard and Mary Francis Maxwell in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was baptized at Saint Francis Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Robert received his formal education in both the private school system and Milwaukee Public Schools. Shortly after high school, Robert joined the United States Marine Corps. in 1972 and achieved the ranking of Lance Corporal.
In 1973, he met Maggie Dickens of Washington D.C. and they joined in Holy Matrimony on April 8, 1974. In their union, they were blessed with seven children.
After Robert’s discharge from the armed forces, he relocated back to Milwaukee. He went on to earn an Associate Degree in Fine Arts and an automotive certification. In his lifetime, Robert held numerous jobs to support his family in the service industry. Robert’s most memorable jobs included working at Firestone, Yellow Cab, GPF, and Ned’s Pizza, where he retired as a delivery driver.
In his spare time, he enjoyed watching football, wrestling, game shows, playing the lottery, barbecuing, baking, spending time with family and friends, serving as the family chauffeur, and enjoying the sounds of his favorite old school music while being the life of the party. Most of all he enjoyed helping his family however he could.
On October 21, 2021, Robert peacefully departed this earth surrounded by his wife and children. He was preceded in death by his mother Mary Francis, father Richard, grandmother Lottie, grandfather William, brothers Roger and Marcus, and aunts Pauline and Betty.
Robert leaves to cherish in his memory his wife Maggie, stepmother Frenchie, sons Eric, Robert Jr. (Latasha), Richard, William, and Joseph. Daughters Lottie (Yele) and Mary (Robert). Grandchildren Druniqua (Nicki), Jessica, Kymesha, Eric Jr., Krystian, Shantrice, Kierra, Takarra, Trevon, Tramond, Dajanae, Makayla, Andre, Kimmaria, William Jr., Anthony, Jordan, and Jazaria, sisters Shirley, Linda (Charles), Francine (Anthony), Beatrice, Patty (Johnny), Debra, Betty Joe, Sheila, Josette and brothers Ronald, Michael (Valencia), Kenneth, Richard A, Eric, Xavier, and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other loving relatives, and friends.
Family asks that you please wear a mask when attending services for Robert.