Maxwell was born on November 10th, 1999, the only son and youngest child of Keith and Mechelle Blue of Gilbert, AZ. At only 23 years old, he passed away on Sunday, January 22nd, 2023 at 1:10 PM.
Max is survived by his parents, Keith and Mechelle Blue, his three sisters, McKenzie, Casey (Nathan Saylor) and Jessica (Joel Parron), Shiloh Rose (his first, only, and favorite niece), Grandma Louisa Belpedio, Uncle Bill & Aunt Denise Belpedio, Uncle Michael Belpedio, his beautiful Great Grandma Gilda and many cousins and other family members who loved him deeply. Max was preceded in death by Grandpa Vernon Blue, Grandma Nancy Blue, and Papa Al Belpedio.
Max earned an Associate’s Degree in Business from Chandler Gilbert Community College, where he was active in DECA and held several office positions. Max was smart, great at sales and at communicating information to clients and also very organized. Even in his younger years, those skills helped him gain valuable experience for his future professional life.
Eventually, he was employed as an Account Executive for a large company in Scottsdale. Most recently, he had made the decision to leave traditional employment to establish his own marketing business which he found to be both energizing and exciting.
Max had a passion for paintball, hunting, snowboarding and skiing. He joined the Phoenix Saints Paintball Team when he was just 16 years old, and as the youngest member on the team, the Team Captain took him under his wing. Max was very grateful for that. Later on, Max became a member of the Legacy Paintball team and continued to enjoy the sport for many more years. He had a great sense of humor, a giant heart for helping people and lots of bear hugs for anyone who was close enough to get caught in a bear hug.
Max loved being outside in nature, spending time with family and friends, listening to music and was an exceptional marksman. When he was just 10 years old, he joined a shotgun team and at 13 years old, qualified to compete at Nationals. It was a memorable family trip to Sparta, IL and we were thrilled that Max shot a perfect score for his event.
Max was 5 years old when he accepted Christ and was baptized. More than any of his earthly accomplishments, he was best known for loving God deeply and his gentle serving spirit. As Max got older, his deep faith in Christ showed, especially when he walked through some extremely difficult years of health struggles. God has graciously allowed Max to live a joyful, purpose-filled life and to give us the incredible blessing of being a part of his life.
Max was loved by so many, we would appreciate for you to email your favorite memories to us for us to treasure at RememberingMaxBlue@gmail.com
In lieu of flowers, please prayerfully consider donating to the Bread of Life Foundation in Poland. https://rescuetheforgotten.com/donate.html After a mission trip Max took when he was 18, this organization became near and dear to his heart.