Community mourns loss of club promoter, community leader

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Tragedy hits a Macon family after one of their loved ones was killed in a car accident over the weekend.

Dexter Maxwell was killed in a car accident on I75 south in Spalding County, leaving his family, friends and business partners a void in their hearts.

Lashonda Maxwell is Dexter’s sister. She says her brother was a blessing to many and was leader in his community.

“He was my protector, my motivator, my provider, he was my strength. My brother is a good hearted person. He would give the shirt off of his back. He loved and when he loved he loved hard,” she adds.

Primetime 41 Club Co Owner Ray Wilson says, “I think it just shocked everybody with it being so sudden. One thing in entertainment, we interact with a lot of people on a daily basis so I think that’s why it kind of hit everybody so hard because we use to either seeing him at a community event, at events whether its at a club or even others just all the time.”

Maxwell operated his promotional company ‘Maxwell Entertainment’ and enjoyed making people around him smile. From giveaways, to promoting or volunteering you catch him in the mix.

“This was a personal tragedy for me because he has always helped me.He’s always stepped up to the plate. You know what I do. Back to school bookbags and supplies I give back every year.Christmas time, bicycles, remote control cars for the little boys and easy bake ovens for the little girls. He was the first to step up to the plate,” says Macon-Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.

Saturday night hundreds of people gathered at two of Macon’s popular clubs to support him. The proceeds went to Maxwell’s family.

Maxwell leaves behind two children and a fiance’ he loved dearly. His sister says the memories she have from her brother will forever be cherished.

Maxwell’s supporters called him “the city outlet” because he brought the city together with his positive energy. From first Saturdays at Primetime 41, to every third Saturday at Mystique Lounge, Maxwell held different events.

Club owners say Maxwell’s family will receive his proceeds made at the various clubs he promoted on the designated days.

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 303 Karlisha Booze joined the 41NBC news team in October 2013 as the producer for 41 TODAY. A year later, reporting for Channel 17, the Bibb County School District channel, was added to her responsibilities. Born and raised in Macon, Karlisha is proud to be in her hometown doing what she loves to do. Karlisha's passion for news began in elementary school where she anchored the school's morning news and got an opportunity to try out for the Junior Journalists at WMAZ. She also performed in commercials with Kids Voting Georgia, for Bibb County and Cox Communications. Prior to working at 41NBC, she was a news intern at WGXA and was later hired as a production assistant and worked as a fill-in anchor/producer for the station's morning news broadcast. Karlisha graduated from Middle Georgia College in 2009 with an Associate of Arts (Communications), from Fort Valley State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communications), and from Ashford University in 2014 with a Master of Arts (Organizational Management). She is currently pursuing a Doctorate focusing on Business Administration. In her free time, she enjoys writing poetry and spending time with family and friends, especially her son, Ka'Dence. If you have any story ideas, please pass them along!