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Mary Edith Posey


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Mary Edith Posey Obituary

Mary Edith Posey passed away peacefully at her home in Alamogordo, New Mexico on May 11, 2015.
Edith was born Mary Edith Dove on August 5, 1930 in Dierks, Arkansas to Robert John and Mary Thedus Dove.

She was strong from the day she was born. She almost died from whooping cough as a baby, but she fought through it. The family moved to Otero County in 1939 and after a brief time in California settled in Mayhill. She had arms of steel from the years helping her father pump gas at their gas station. She went alone to a revival in the mountains of New Mexico when she was 11 years old, and there she decided to give her life to the Lord. In those same mountains she met John Posey, both of them just teens. When another revival came to town, they went together. They surprised everyone at church one day when they got married. She was 16 and he was 17. They had nothing to their names, and they had to switch off staying at the homes of their parents. Eventually they built their lives in different cities and then different states including Texas and California, but they eventually moved back to Otero County. Their only daughter, Laverne (Posey) Jordan, was born in El Paso in 1951.

Edith loved to cook, sew and quilt. Events in her family would motivate her to create a masterful quilt or cute clothes, and always motivated her to cook food that comforted her loved ones. Edith and her husband have always been active in their community churches.

Edith is survived by her husband, John Posey; her daughter, Laverne (Posey) Jordan and her husband, Patrick; her granddaughters, Deirdre (Jordan) King and her husband Jared and Heather Jordan; her sister Edna (Dove) Wood; and two great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father.

Funeral Services will be held at Bethel Baptist Church in Alamogordo, NM at 10 a.m. Friday, May 15, with interment following at Mountain Acres Cemetery in Mayhill, NM.
The reception will be held at Mayhill Baptist Church. Pallbearers will be Jim Wood, Jess Wood, Jon Bookout, Terry Buttram, Jim Ward, and Mark Posey.

In lieu of flowers, friends may make a memorial contribution to the New Mexico Baptist Children's Home ([email protected].)

The Posey family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services. To sign the online register book, please visitwww.hamiltonodell.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from May 13 to June 12, 2015
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