1930 – 2013
Martha Jo Maddux, our “sweet Mimi” went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, after a long battle with heart disease.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 17 at New Hope Baptist Church, North of Azle off Hwy 2257 and New Hope Road.
Martha Jo was born Oct. 18, 1930, in Hope, Arkansas and raised in a little town, Fulton, Arkansas along the Red River. As a young woman, she worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for Educators Insurance. After moving from from one state to another until finally settling in the great state of Texas, she worked in Fort Worth as an accountant for over 20 years and later moved to Azle where she retired for another 30 years. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Fort Worth and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. She loved being outdoors and on the go. Martha loved fishing when you could keep her still and picking up aluminum cans at West Bay Marina along Eagle Mountain Lake for exercise and a little extra cash. She was affectionately known as “Mimi” by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, loved ones and friends. She believed in following the Golden Rule and was loved and respected by many.
Survivors include her daughter, Denise Wilson of Springtown; sons, Buddy Smith of Fort Worth, Bobby Oller and Gene Oller, both of Fulton, Arkansas; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom she loved so very much.
The Azle News,
July 17, 2013 Edition