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Mary Medders

April 6, 1938 ~ August 21, 2019 (age 81)


Mary Johns Medders, 81 of Wiscasset, Maine, formerly of Palatka, FL and Waycross, GA, passed away peacefully on the evening of August 21, 2019 at Cove’s Edge in Damariscotta with her family by her side.  Born on April 6, 1938 in Hoboken, GA, she was the daughter of Robert Fulton and Irene (Shuman) Johns.

Mary grew up in Georgia, attended local schools and graduated from Hoboken High School.  She lived in South Georgia and North Florida for many years, before moving to Texas for a few years and ultimately retiring to Maine in 2009.  

She worked as a seamstress and homemaker when she was younger.  She returned to school in her early 50’s to study computer science.  After graduation, she worked in office management until she retired.

For the past ten years, while living in Maine, she attended the Bible Baptist Church in Wiscasset.  She enjoyed traveling, sewing and quilts, but more than anything, she loved her family and friends.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Marvin Maze Medders, Sr.; brothers, Matthew Johns, Roger Johns, and Russell Johns; as well as a sister, Minnie Harrison.

She is survived by her children, Alene Lewis (Steve) of Fayetteville, GA, Gary Medders (Sharon) of Palatka, FL, Lequitta Leveen (Jerry) of Plano, TX, Angela Edwards (Jim) of Wiscasset, ME, Tanya Medders (Troy) of Keystone Heights, FL and Lance Vickers (Rachel) of Garland, TX; 

siblings, Robert Johns (Louise) of Hoboken, GA, Betty Bursey of Herndon, VA, Ruby Fernbacher (Bob) of Peachtree City, GA, Loretta Stone (Sam) of Monroe, GA, and Virginia Johns (sister-in-law) of Selma, NC; 22 Grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild; as well as numerous nieces and nephews (She loved them all!).

A memorial service for Mary will be held at 11:00am, on Monday, September 16, 2019 at the Sim’s Funeral Home, 201 N. Peterson Avenue, Douglas, GA 31533 with the Rev. Larry Litzell officiating.  She will be laid to rest privately, next to her husband, in the Rock Pond Cemetery in Douglas, GA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to an organization devoted to the cure for Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s; or to the church or charity of your choice.

Local arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543.  Condolences, and messages for her family, may be expressed by visiting:


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Memorial Service
September 16, 2019

11:00 AM
Sim's Funeral Home
201 N. Peterson Avenue
Douglas, GA 31533

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