of Osceola, AR
April 8, 1948 - May 20, 2018
Brenda Joy Seymour Meadows, 70, of Osceola, AR, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at her home. Mrs. Meadows was born April 8, 1948, to the late Mr. and Mrs. John M. and Hattie (Garey) Seymour in Dyess, AR. A 1966 graduate of Shawnee High School and a 1969 graduate of Arkansas State University, she taught math and English for 43 years in Mississippi County, serving the high school districts of Luxora, Rivercrest, and Osceola. A communicant of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Osceola, she served in the Altar Society and was a member of the Parish Council. She was a past secretary of the Osceola Booster Club. She was also a member of the National Teachers Academy. She enjoyed attending high school sporting events, tutoring, and spending time with her family and friends.Mrs. Meadows was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Karen Sue Bledsoe; and a nephew, Billy Bledsoe.Her survivors include her husband, Grover T. (Tommy) Meadows, of the home; one son, Thomas Eric Meadows, of Osceola; and two sisters, Barbara Gayle Williamson, of Monticello, Mississippi; and Johanna Henderson, of Benton.The family requests that remembrances be sent to St. Matthew Catholic Church, P.O. Box 583, Osceola, AR 72370, the Osceola High School Booster Club, or the Rivercrest High School Alumni Association. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
I'm stunned. Mrs. Meadows was my math teacher in high school. She was a great lady...the world has suffered a great loss. My prayers are with the family. Tess Pruett
Dear Tommy,I have some fond memories of Brenda and you. I will be praying for you during this time of bereavement. Peace be with you Donna Reams(Chole's mom)
Tommy and Eric. I am so sorry for your loss. Brenda was one of a kind and a great lady and friend. My thoughts and prayers are sent to you. God bless you.
Tommy... I send you my love and prayers... I was so proud of having Cousin Brenda to look up to as a young girl. She Always made me feel special growing up... I love you too cousin and glad you guys found each other...hang on and cherish the good times... keep the faith!
She touched the lives of so many. I'm praying for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you, and loving memories to warm you. My own sorrow from my losses always remind me of this from Wendy Feireisen, You don't get over it, you just get through it.You don't get by it, because you can't get around it.It doesn't 'get better,' it just gets different.Everyday...Grief puts on a new fact...May God hold you in his hands in this time of sorrow.Louise
Brenda was a great teacher, colleague, and friend. She and her amazing sense of humor could really brighten even the darkest days. I loved that about her! Tommy, Eric, my love and prayers will be with you both.
May God Bless you and give you strength to get thru this sad time. Be assured our thoughts, prayers and love are there with you.
So sorry to hear about Brenda. Lots of memories of being in her class. She was always so funny. Years after graduation when I would run into her, she still had that great sense of humor. She touched alot of lives and will be missed. Sending prayers to the family.
I don't where to begin, Brenda was a good friend and one heck of a teacher in Osceola. I know that some of the students would have not made it through school if it hadn't been for her and the special teaching that she gave. I think God calls special people to be teachers and he was one of those he called. Tommy, and Eric May you be comforted by the many warm thoughts of those who have cared for Brenda. My prayers are with you through this time.
We are so sorry to hear about Mrs. Brenda. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
I don’t even know where to begin. Mrs. Meadows impacted so so many lives over your career! I remember the first day of 10th grade where I had her for first period English. This was her first year at Osceola. I saw her and I thought to myself “She will be a pushover!” Boy, was I ever wrong! She quickly put me into my place and I totally respected her for it. We were lifelong friends from that point. Our political arguments err discussions were the best! Mrs. Meadows will be missed by more than she could ever imagine. Our prayers are with Tommy, Eric, and their family.
TO THE FAMILY OF MRS. MEADOWS, ONE OF MY BEST TEACHER'S! I AM DEEPLY SADDENED ABOUT THE PASSING OF MRS.MEADOWS ,YOU WERE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PERSON INSIDE & OUT!! YOU WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED!! I LOVE YOU A LIFETIME!!
You will be truly missed. I don't know if I could have made it to retirement in teaching if not for your support. Praying for peace for the family.