On Sunday, February 26, 2012, angels descended from heaven to St. Vincent Infirmary CCU to take Maxine Honda home to be with her family and friends up in heaven. Her family was at her side. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Clara Matsumoto-Fukushima and was a member of Second Baptist Church in downtown Little Rock.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Gordon Mitsuo Honda; two daughters, Laurie Ann Mitsue Honda of Mabelvale and Shelby Pualani Honda Sturdivant; her husband, Tim Honda; and their children, Amanda and Zachary, all of Sherwood; sons, Shawn Mitsuyuki Honda and wife Allyson and their children, Olivia and Katy Ann, all of Benton, and Dion Gordon Honda, his wife Carol and their children, Molokai and Malia, all of Sherwood; and her siblings, Patsy Fukushima of Honolulu, Harold Fukushima and wife Joyce, David Fukushima and wife Sue and Edna Fong and husband Harry, all of Maui, Hawaii.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, March 1, at Second Baptist Church, 222 E. 8 St., Little Rock, with Dr. James Thomason officiating. Burial will follow at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, at Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Court, (northwest corner of Interstate 630 and Barrow Road).
Arrangements are by Little Rock Funeral Home, (501)224-2200.
Online guestbook: www.littlerockfuneralhome.com.
Family comments: The family wishes to offer special thanks to the CCU staff of St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, the Second Baptist Church Family, First Assembly of God North Little Rock church camily, Highland Heights Baptist Church family, The Church at Rock Creek family and to their many family members and friends.
“I’ve left life’s journey and finally made it home to be with my heavenly father. There were times we laughed, we cried, and experienced God’s love on earth. But weep no more; I now rest in the arms of Jesus and am walking down the streets of gold. Our time in life is precious; just know that I am now happy, safe and whole. When you think of me, you should be filled with joy that I am now at my heavenly home waiting for you all. "I love all of you so very much. Aloha a hui ho and Malama my ‘Ohana.’”