Melba Birkes Maddox
3/14/1928 - 9/28/2018

 Melba Birkes Maddox, 90, passed peacefully from this life into paradise on Friday, September 28, 2018.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1301 Hogan Lane, Bellmead, TX 76705 with Pastor Larry Krueger officiating. Burial will follow at Chilton Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 pm Monday, October 1, 2018 at Bellmead Funeral Home, 809 LaClede St., Waco, TX 76705.

Melba was born March 14, 1928 in Chilton, TX to Dennis E. and Alma Birkes. She graduated from Chilton High School in 1945 and received a scholarship to attend the Cozzens Secretarial School in Fort Worth, Texas graduating in 1946. She worked for many years at Schroeder Construction Inc. and Mazanec Construction Company Inc. retiring at the age of 86. She lived a full life until affects of dementia slowed her down. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and Women in Construction.

Melba had plans every Thursday night to attend the Sul Ross Boot Scootin' Dance Club. She was a big fan of Lady Bears Basketball and enjoyed attending games with family and friends. August 2016 she moved to Brookdale Lake Brazos where she enjoyed playing bingo and dominoes.

She is survived by her brother, Walter Birkes; daughters, Marsha Sherrard and husband, Jerry and Donna Crook and husband, Robert “Bob”; 2 grandchildren, Eric Sherrard and Jennifer Kettler; 1 great-granddaughter, Makenzie Woycheshin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Waco Regional Office, 710 N. 64th St. Waco, TX 76710 or St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1301 Hogan Lane, Waco, TX 76705.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Brookdale Lake Brazos Senior Living and Southern Care Hospice for all the care and concern given to our mother and family during this journey.

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