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Roxie Priscilla Meece, age 81, of Somerset, Kentucky, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at her home, surrounded by family and friends.
Roxie was born on October 4, 1935, in Stanford, Kentucky, daughter of the late Ernest A. and Elveree Harris Padgett. She married Corlis “Wesley” Meece on April 26, 1958, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Roxie was a retired business owner and homemaker. She was a lady who loved life, family and making people laugh. Roxie enjoyed flowers and gardening and canning the rewards. She was a member of Denham Street Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Shirley (and husband, Gary) Davis, of Crittenden, Kentucky, Linda Garland, of Fairfield, Ohio, Faye (and husband, Hobert) Herd, of Knoxville, Tennessee; her son, Wesley Wendell (and wife, Kathy) of Tampa, Florida her sister, Luellen (and husband, William) Davis, of Cleveland, Tennessee; nine grandchildren, Greg Davis, Dina Meece, Paulina Meece, April Collins, Staci Paff, Dustin Davis, Courtney Ritchie, Chaz Herd and Trevor Herd; twelve great-grandchildren; two nephews, Jimmy Davis and family, of Cleveland, Tennessee, and Gerry Davis and family, of Cumming, Georgia; and extended family and best friends, Melvin and Virginia Stigall, of Somerset, Kentucky.
Roxie is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wesley; her brothers, Leonard Padgett, Brook Padgett, Victor Padgett, Richard Padgett and Clarence “Sandy” Padgett; and her sister, Irene Ollish.
Visitation will be Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., in Southern Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 23, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., in the funeral home chapel, with Bro. David Muse and Bro. Vestal Meece officiating. Burial will be in the Double Springs Cemetery, in Waynesburg. Pallbearers will be Greg Davis, Dustin Davis, Chaz Herd, Trevor Herd, Jake Ritchie and Jeremy Paff. Honorary pallbearers will be Dina Meece, April Collins, Staci Paff, Courtney Ritchie, Stephanie Herd and Chelsea Herd.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to the D.A.V. or to the Wounded Warriors Project.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.