Obituary: Peggy Maddry King “MeMe”

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HAUGHTON – Services to celebrate the life of Peggy “MeMe” Maddry King, 75, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 27, 2015, at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home. Dr. Gevan Spinney, pastor of First Baptist Haughton, will officiate. Interment will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Minden, LA. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Peggy was born on November 6, 1939, in Athens, LA to parents, Prescott and Lila Bell Maddry. She left this life late Monday evening, August 24, 2015, following a long and valiant fight with cancer. Peggy had been employed with and retired from Steel Forgings after 15 years of faithful service. She had previously retired, after 36 years of employment, from the Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant. MeMe was a special lady; full of spunk and grounded in her faith. She was a WONDERFUL, LOVING, MOTHER and GRANDMOTHER, always outgoing, selfless and giving. Her sweet spirit will be deeply missed.

Peggy is preceded in death by her husband, Glenn King; sisters, O’Neal Maddry Donahey Henry and Gayle Dumas Godbolt; brother, Linwood Maddry; niece, Stephanie Dumas Dowdy; and her parents. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughter, Sherri Sharp and husband Max; grandchildren, Levi, Tanner, and Emily Sharp; nieces and nephews, Patty Rackley, Bobby Donahey, Kevin Maddry, and Kim Maddry Smith; numerous great-nieces and nephews; and special friend, Tommy Morris.

Honoring MeMe as pallbearers are Levi and Tanner Sharp, Walt Cambry, Kyle Sawyer, Kevin Maddry, and Hagan Roberson.

The family would like to thank Dr. Velevolu and staff for all of their wonderful care. Also, a very special thank you to our wonderful sitters, Natake Eps, Clara McGhee, Bobbie Davis, Shirley Mourning, and Jesse Doyle. “We wouldn’t have made it without you!”

You may offer condolences to the family by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.