Virginia Faye Meador, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Nov. 22, 2021, at age 92 at Hudson Memorial Nursing Home in El Dorado, Ark.
She was born to Fred and Ollie Otwell on Dec. 19, 1928, in Bluff City, Ark. She married the love of her life, Herbert Meador, on July 9, 1954. Together, they had three children: Danny, Freddie and Vicki.
Virginia’s career as a caseworker for the Arkansas Department of Human Services spanned 26 years. After retirement, she volunteered her time with the Medical Center of South Arkansas Auxiliary for 21 years. During her time as a Pink Lady, she served on different positions for the board, including Director of Volunteers, and was a recipient of the Tri-County Volunteer of the Year award.
Virginia was affectionately known as “Mamaw” to everyone. She loved to cook and host family and friends. Her faith was the most important thing to her and she never hesitated to share the Gospel with anyone she met. If you were ever in need of a prayer warrior, a good bowl of chicken and dumplings or a generous helping of banana pudding or Thanksgiving dressing, you could count on Mamaw to supply those in abundance. She was a devout member of the Nazarene church in El Dorado until the church closed its doors in 2016. She’s been a member of Marrable Hill Chapel in the years since.
She was preceded in death by her father, Fred Otwell, her mother, Ollie Mangold, her husband, Herbert Meador, and her sister, Margaret Lowe.
She is survived by two sons, Danny Meador (Nancy), of Queen City, Texas, and Freddie Meador (Julia) of Junction City, La.; daughter Vicki Evans (Bill) of El Dorado, Ark.; grandchildren Jeremy Pratt (Melissa); Amber Remke (Brad); Timothy Evans (Sarah); Leah Riley (Chris); Jennifer Spooner, and Ashley Meador; great grandchildren Colton Pratt; Macy Pratt; Alex Evans; Davis Remke; Charlee Riley; Isaac Evans; Jackson Spooner; Asa Evans; Camryn Riley; Anna Spooner, and Silas Remke; and great great granddaughter Everly Pratt; her sister, Sue Nelson, of North Little Rock, Ark., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m., Nov. 26, 2021, at Marrable Hill Chapel. Interment will follow in Arlington Memorial Park under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
The family would like to thank Angela Nute, the staff at Comfort Keepers and the staff at Hudson Memorial Nursing Home for all the love and care they extended to our mother, grandmother and extended family.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.