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In Memory of

Mamie Jo Hedrick

October 4, 1928 - June 8, 2017

Obituary


Mamie Jo Hedrick was born on October 4, 1928 in Hopkins County the daughter of Henry and Scelena Chapman Melton. Her parents were sharecroppers and Mrs. Hedrick spent most of her childhood picking cotton and working the fields to help her family put food on the table.



Mrs. Hedrick was lucky enough to find the love of her life in Gordon W. Hedrick. They married on November 15, 1947 in Dallas, Texas. He preceded her in death in July 2003. They were married for 55 years.



Mrs. Hedrick was...

Mamie Jo Hedrick was born on October 4, 1928 in Hopkins County the daughter of Henry and Scelena Chapman Melton. Her parents were sharecroppers and Mrs. Hedrick spent most of her childhood picking cotton and working the fields to help her family put food on the table.



Mrs. Hedrick was lucky enough to find the love of her life in Gordon W. Hedrick. They married on November 15, 1947 in Dallas, Texas. He preceded her in death in July 2003. They were married for 55 years.



Mrs. Hedrick was a dedicated teacher and worked at the First Baptist Daycare for 33 years and retired from there.



She passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in Carrollton.



She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Faye Lawson and Melba Lawson; and two brothers, Calvin Melton and Jim Melton.



Survivors are her children; Sheila Crain and husband Carl; Vicki Miles and husband, Harold; Tammy Stevens, and husband James; and her grandchildren, Lance Crain, Brandi Miles, Jordan Carlisle, Andrew Stevens and Shelby Stevens. And two great granddaughters Haley and Paige Carlisle.



She was a fantastic quilter, seamstress and crafter. She and her sister used to have a booth at the Country Fair in Carrollton every year where they would sell their crafts and she made her granddaughters’ dolls and Barbie doll clothes.



Per her wishes there will be no service and she will be buried at Hilltop Cemetery next to her beloved husband in Carrollton, Texas where she has lived since 1949. A memorial service is planned in several weeks.