Maxine grew up in Cannon County but has been living in Rutherford County for 34 years. She is married to Ricky Duke and they have two children, Emily and Nathan. They reside in the Lascassas community. She is a graduate of Cannon County High School and worked at State Farm Insurance Company for twelve years. She became a stay-at-home mom when her second child was born and later worked at Lascassas Elementary School for seven years. She joined Clark Maples Realty & Auction Co. in June 2005. She is a member of Sanders Fork Baptist Church in Cannon County.