January 1, 1940 - August 7, 2021
https://www.flipsnack.com/alcbf/margie-bedford.html Margie Nell Hendricks Bedford was the first of eight children born to Leroy T. Hendricks and Sarah Elizabeth Robinson on January 1, 1940. Margie gave her life to Christ at St. John’s College Heights Baptist Church and was baptized I the Colorado River in August of 1948 by the late Reverend A. C. Clark. While a member at College Heights, she served in the following capacities: President of the Starlight Band and Youth Department, Secretary of Sunday School and Baptist Training Union (BTU), Announcing Clerk, President of the Junior Usher Board, and St. John Regular Baptist Association Youth President. Margie attained her early education in the Austin Independent School District. She attended Fiskville Elementary, Kealing Junior High School, Anderson High School and McCallum High School. In 1955 when the Austin Independent School district was integrated, Margie was the first Black student to attend McCallum High School. She participated in the intramural clubs and other student activities. Margie attended Austin Community College and the University of Texas at Austin to further her education. Margie married John A. Bedford April 1, 1957, in Georgetown, TX and to this union, six children were born. After marrying John Bedford, she moved her church membership to St. Elmo Baptist Church where she sang in the choir, served as Choir President and Secretary. Margie was active in Junior Mission and served on the Usher board, later being appointed Superintendent of Sunday School. Margie held the positions of Mission 1 Vice President and President. In addition to her home church duties, Margie was President of Manor Sub District Mission 1 for 25 years. She was also the Recording Secretary of Mission 1 for 13 years, at St. John Regular Baptist Association. Margie was active in the school activities of all her children. Margie Bedford attended all her children’s athletic, fine arts and educational events. In 1975 when Del Valle ISD launched the athletic booster club to support all girl’s and boy’s athletic events, Margie was the treasurer. She was President of the Del Valle Junior High Parent Teacher Organization and received the Parent of the Year Award from the State of Texas. Margie’s employment included five years at Brackenridge Hospital, six months at Travis State School, fourteen months at Safeway, nineteen years at the Internal Revenue Service as a Tax Examiner and thirteen years working for the Austin Independent School District. While at Austin Independent School District she received numerous award and accolades for teaching parenting classes at various schools across the city. Margie was preceded in death by both parents, Leroy and Sarah, son Steven Bedford, grandson Timothy Felder, and sister, Helen Coles. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, John A. Bedford, her daughter Charlotte, her sons John Wayne, William, Darrell and Douglas. She leaves to cherish sixteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren (one preceded her in death.) She is also survived by five sisters; Bobbie Campbell, Nadine McElroy, Shirley Miles, Verna Thompson, and Karen Hendricks. Four brothers, Nathaniel Hendricks, James Hendricks, Ray Thompson, and Keith Hendricks; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, classmates, and friends.
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