Myrtle Mae Redfern, died on Aug. 29, 2012, in Arlington, TX, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Mickey Spencer.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at Bean Massey Burge Funeral Home - Dalworth Chapel. A reception to celebrate her life will follow the memorial service until 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Another memorial service will take place at a later date in S.C.
She was born in Ringgold, VA, on July 9, 1916, to William Thomas and Edna Chaney Marshall. Myrtle was orphaned at the age of nine when both of her parents died from the Spanish flu, leaving behind eight children. For a time, she lived with relatives and then went to live at the Hughes Memorial School, a private orphanage, in Danville, VA, with her younger sister and youngest brother. She lived there until she graduated from high school and moved to Raleigh, N.C. She married George Alexander Redfern of Mount Croghan, S.C., on Aug. 23, 1945. They were married until George’s death in October of 1995. In 1998 Myrtle moved to Southern Pines, N.C., to be near her son, Sandy Redfern and his wife Dana. In 2003, she moved to Arlington, TX.
A more loving, gracious, kind, and considerate lady would be difficult to find. She always brightened the life of anyone who was around her and made them thankful that they had the privilege of knowing her. She will be truly missed.
She is survived by her brother, Irvin G. Marshall of Clifton Park, New York; her son and daughter, along with their spouses; grandson, Michael Redfern Spencer; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Please join the family in remembering Myrtle by visiting her online memorial at www.bean-massey-burge.com