Mary Lucille Husted Meadows Fultz died March 20, 2016 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, Mississippi following a brief illness. She was born April 18, 1923 in Alexandria, Louisiana to the late Lily Merritt and Gordon Morgan Husted. Ms. Fultz graduated from Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas and completed three years of college at Henderson Teachers College in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. She was married to Sidney Branch Meadows for 46 years until his death in 1988. Together they had four children. Fultz was a devoted mother, homemaker and supporter of her husband's career at Flowerwood Nursery and the nursery industry. In 1990, Fultz married the late Charles Leonard Fultz and for four years, the two shared a great love and many adventures as they traveled across the U.S. and Canada.
Fultz was a faithful and active life-time member of the United Methodist Church at several churches in Mobile: Government Street; South Brookley; and most recently at Ashland Place. In every church, Fultz found great satisfaction serving as a teacher in the Sunday School as well as serving in United Methodist Women and every other service opportunity that presented itself. Fultz was a lifetime member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and held many leadership positions in her chapter and in the Mobile organization at large. She enthusiastically enjoyed leading guided tours of the Richards DAR House in Downtown Mobile for many years. Fultz was a voracious reader and loved to keep up with current events and enjoyed lively discussions at home and in numerous groups. For the last 20 years, the group dearest to her heart was The Wise Women: Six extraordinary women formed a Study, Support and Accountabilty group which met weekly in each others' homes. Together they studied Scripture, challenging theology topics, poetry, fiction and non-fiction: anything the group found interesting. These satisfying and deep friendships enriched and sustained Fultz to the end of her life.
SNA's Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund, established in 1989, was named to honor Mary's first husband and SNA past president (1968).
A Service of Death and Ressurection will be held on Friday, March 25, 2016 at Ashland Place United Methodist Church. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the church parlor with the service following in the Sanctuary at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place directly after the service at Mobile Memorial Gardens. Radney Funeral Home is providing direction and arrangements.
Ms. Fultz is survived by her daughters, Mary Jane Meadows-Hillen (Reed) of Tupelo, Ms. and Margaret Meadows Moore (Karl) of Birmingham, Al.; four grandchildren, W. J. Livingston, MD, (Lark) Mary Meadows Livingston, Katie Barrier (Jamie) and Sid Meadows and their mother, Mary Alice Krotine. She is also survived by 5 great-grandchildren, Lilly, Lucy, Charley and Claire Livingston and Billy Barrier. She is also survived by the Leonard Fultz family, Diane and Dave Harvey and their children, Steve and Missy, as well as Thom and Cindy Fultz and their children, Paul, Anne and Hope. Relationships with numerous nieces and nephews greatly enriched her life. She is preceded in death by her husband Sidney Branch Meadows and husband Charles Leonard Fultz; two sons, David Gordon Meadows and Glenn Sidney Meadows as well as one brother and two sisters.
Memorials may be made to Ashland Place United Methodist Church, 15 Wisteria Ave. Mobile, Al. 36607.
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SNA would like to express our sincere sympathy to the family of Mary Meadows as well as a sincere thank you for all that the Meadows family has done for the association for so many years.