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Margaret Reaves Hadley

Died: September 2, 2020

Margaret Reaves Hadley passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 after a brief illness.  She was born on November 16, 1929 in Greenwood, Mississippi to Clara and Earnest Reaves.  She graduated from Memphis State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  She began her nursing career at Baptist H…read more

Margaret Reaves Hadley passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 after a brief illness.  She was born on November 16, 1929 in Greenwood, Mississippi to Clara and Earnest Reaves.  She graduated from Memphis State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  She began her nursing career at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. She married Gene Hadley on July 12, 1957 at Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee.  They met while attending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Margaret’s nurturing spirit and heart for others was evident during her nursing years at Cook Children’s Hospital and Hood General Hospital.  In 1968, the Hadley family moved to Granbury where Gene was pastor of First Baptist Church until his retirement in July, 1997.  At First Baptist Church, Margaret served as a GA leader and Sunday School teacher and was active in the Women’s Ministry Union. She had a love for missions and was a compassionate friend.  Margaret felt Granbury was her home and many church and community friends and longtime neighbors were all part of her extended family.  She enjoyed entertaining, hosting her Sunday School class Christmas luncheons and trying new recipes.  She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed all types of crafts.  In retirement, gardening and having a yard of beautiful flowers brought her joy. A Baylor Alumni by Choice, Margaret’s favorite pastime included watching Baylor football and basketball (both men’s and women’s teams) and the Dallas Mavericks.

 

Margaret is survived by her devoted daughters, Rebekah and husband Dr. Charles North of Waco and Sarah and husband Brent Bergen of Arlington.  Her special granddaughters are Emily North Henry and husband Tanner, Lindsay and Allie North and Julianne and Madeline Bergen.  She is also survived by brothers and sister-in-laws, Jimmy and Betty Reaves of Nolensville, TN and Don and Brenda Reaves of Coldwater, MS and other extended family members.  Special friends Todd and Sue Gibson along with their children Jenny and Jason Lichte and Ryan Gibson loved Margaret like family.

 

In acknowledgement of the current COVID-19 restrictions, her family will have a visitation on Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 12-2 pm at First Baptist Church Granbury, with a graveside service following at Holly Hills Memorial Park at 2:30 pm.  Masks and social distancing will be encouraged.  Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church, 1851 Weatherford Highway, Granbury, TX  76048.

 

Services under the direction of Wiley Funeral Home.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, September 5, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

First Baptist Church of Granbury

Address:

1851 Weatherford Hwy ( Hwy 51 N )
Granbury,TX76048

Family will greet friends


Service Information

Date: Saturday, September 5, 2020

Time: 2:30 pm

Holly Hills Memorial Park

Address:

1900 FM 51 N
Granbury,TX76048

Graveside Service


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