January 7, 2021
Martha Jean Hamrick Meador was born on May 5 in Clarksdale, MS to Martha “Mattie" May and Mark James Hamrick Sr. She had two siblings, Mark James Hamrick Jr. (deceased) of Columbus, MS, and Billie Ann Hamrick of Germantown, TN. Martha attended Mississippi State College for Women and went on to further her education at the University of Memphis, receiving her Bachelor of Education and Master’s Degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She taught typing and business for 32 years at Whitehaven High School in Memphis, TN. Some of her proudest days were teaching and guiding her students to become successful adults in the community. She was married in May of 1954 to the love of her life, Thomas Ruic Meador, who preceded her in death in 1998. She and Tommy had two daughters, Melissa Gray (Brad) and Karen Casey (Billy). She leaves behind six grandchildren, Jeff Bartholomew (Jami), Adam Bartholomew (Kristy), Sarah Smith (Michael), Katie Townsend (Neil), Camille Campbell (Matt), Brian Casey (Jamie), and ten great grand children, Ashlyn Bartholomew, Talen Bartholomew, Ragan Bartholomew, Bailey Smith, Kayden Smith, Ryder Smith, Stella Grace Townsend, Taylor Townsend, Lakelyn Campbell, and Logan Campbell. Martha was a long time member of Grace United Methodist Church in Whitehaven, and later she became a member of Emmanuel Methodist Church in Memphis. Upon her retirement from teaching, her love for children led her to volunteer at Ronald McDonald House of Memphis. Services for Martha will be Wednesday, January 13th, at Memorial Park Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Avenue in Memphis. There will be a graveside visitation from 12:00 to 1:00pm and a graveside service to begin at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that donations be made in her honor to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital Charity.
Martha Jean Hamrick Meador was born on May 5 in Clarksdale, MS to Martha “Mattie" May and Mark James Hamrick Sr. She had two siblings, Mark James Hamrick Jr. (deceased) of Columbus, MS, and Billie Ann Hamrick of Germantown, TN. Martha... View Obituary & Service Information
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