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.
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
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.
Please sign the
online guest book at www.bellmeadfuneralhome.com