Melba Bernice Lewelling Maddux
Melba Bernice Lewelling Maddux, 94, died October 11, 2019 in Weatherford.
She was born in Aspermont, Texas on September 27, 1925 to Louis and Josie Lee Cox Lewelling. Weatherford became home to the Lewelling family in 1937.
After graduating from Springtown High School, and Texas Business College in Weatherford, Bernice lived in Fort Worth for two years, while teaching at Cozzens Secretarial School and working as a secretary at Ellison's Furniture Store. In 1944 she returned to Weatherford and worked at First National Bank for 15 years. She married Henry Martin Maddux on February 22, 1946. Bernice left the bank in 1959 to be a fulltime mother to her two daughters. During the 1970's, she worked part-time as personal secretary to Dr. Joe T. Nelson, and did seasonal tax work for Bassinger & Pickard Accounting Firm.
A freelance writer since 1970, she was published in numerous magazines and newspapers, and authored 5 books.
Survivors include her husband Henry and two daughters: Carol Greenlee of Weatherford, and Vicki Baum of The Woodlands.
Bernice was preceded in death by her parents, grandson Tracy Lee Skiles, sister Carla Johnson, brother Louis Lewelling, Jr. and sister-in-law Joyce Lewelling.
She had been a member of the South Main Church of Christ in Weatherford since 1951.
A private service was officiated by Terry Looney and Mike Lum in East Greenwood Cemetery.
Published on October 15, 2019


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