Kathleen Journeay Reed Hedgepeth

Published 8:38 pm Thursday, June 29, 2017

Funeral services for Kathleen Journeay Reed Hedgepeth, of Brookhaven, are Sunday, July 2, 2017, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church with burial at Riverwood Memorial Park in Brookhaven.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 1, 2017, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Riverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven and continuing Sunday, July 2, 2017, from 1 p.m. until time of service at the church.

Mrs. Hedgepeth, 89, died Wednesday, June 28, 2017. She was born Oct. 13, 1927, in Union Church to James Taylor Journeay and Carrie Richmond Journeay. She graduated from Heucks Retreat High School and Copiah-Lincoln Community College. She also earned her bachelor of science degree from University of Women in Columbus and a master of education degree from Mississippi College in Clinton.

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She taught in Hernando for three years, then returned to teach at Heucks Retreat for five years and Loyd Star for four years. She retired from the Brookhaven Public School Disctrict, where she taught for 28 years.

She was an active member in Daughter of the Nile, El Kanah Temple #142, Jackson Branch, Order of the Eastern Star, Brookhaven Chapter #1, Woodman of the World, Dixieland Cloggers and WBCCI Mississippi Unit of Airstream. She was an extensive traveler.

Preceding her in death were her parents; first husband, Virgil Reed; and second husband, Eugene J. “Gene” Hedgepeth.

Survivors are her sons, Glen Reed and wife Bobbie, of Brandon, and Randy Reed and wife LeAnn, of Franklin, Tennessee; stepdaughter, Sonya Lowrey, of Brandon; stepson Mike Hedgepeth and wife Sally, of Bogue Chitto; sister, Margie Fay Tarver, of Wesson; grandchildren, Kyle Reed and wife Kristi and Kim Eldridge; stepgrandchildren, Bo Huffman and wife Darla, Tracy Goolsby and wife Dawn, Dusty Smith and wife Dee Dee, Toby Smith and wife Hope, Mindy Smith and husband Vince, Jason Hedgepeth and wife Misty; great-grandchildren, Ryan Goolsby, Derek Huffman, Alex Rae, Madison Smith, Marla Cly, Neelie Smith, Lily Smith, Owen Smith, Wyatt Smith, Hayden Huffman, Caroline Hedgepeth, Micah Powell, Easton Eldridge, Gentry Reed, Sawyer Reed, Rivers Reed and Maisy Reed.

Memorials may be made to El Kanah Temple #142, Daughters of the Nile, Order of the Eastern Star or First Baptist Church.

To express your thoughts to the family, visit riverwoodfamily.com and click on her name to leave a comment.