Claudia Halliday Maxwell

Claudia Halliday Maxwell

March 4, 1943 – March 16, 2021

The family of Claudia Halliday Maxwell is saddened to announce her passing On Tuesday March 16, 2021. She was surrounded by loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her parents, WT Halliday Jr and Claudia Kelly Halliday, and her sister Jean Higginbotham. She is survived by her husband, Hugh(Chip)Maxwell , her children, Katherine Kelly Griffin and Nathan Stamps (Michele); sister, Pat Davis (Jimmy); and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Claudia had a lifetime of achievements, adventure, love and helping others. She was a picture of beauty, dignity, and class. She taught her children, by example, the true meaning of unconditional love. She set the standard when it came to parenting. She was a strong, smart, independent lady with many talents.

In her later years she volunteered helping others and attended St Stephens Episcopal church in Birmingham. Her family would like to thank Comfort Care, Delilah Harris and all her sitters for showing her love and compassion.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 21, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Charter Funeral Home on Hwy. 31 in Calera. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations may be made to CJFS CARES in Birmingham.

A Private interment will be held at Alabama National Cemetery


  1. Rick Dobson on March 20, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    As a young child raised around Kelly and Nathan, throughout my life Claudia was always a pillar of stone in their lives. The rock that was full of love, compassion, sweet emotions and nurturing care but all the while maintaining a moral compass, being firm and believed in consequences based on your actions. Her protective side always shielded Nathan and Kelly from those individuals that relished in intimidating and instilling fear in women and children. You were frightened Claudia but never coward.
    I was always welcome in your home as if I was one of yours. Continously treated with kindness and love. Lord knows the abundance of meals that was shared with me, and Cornbread was always on the counter. Moving the coffee table in the living room and all of us line dancing to Saturday Night Fever, you most certainly were special. These are just a couple of so many sweet memories you help make that has made my life more meaningful. Godspeed to you Claudia for you are a blessed soul and thank you for all the love and kindness you have shown me throughout my life and always having Kelly’s & Nathan’s back. You raised two wonderful children that followed your love and compassion. I truly love you dearly and will miss you.