Maeoma Hegwood
1932 - 2021
BORN
1932
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
2959 West 11th Avenue
Gary, IN
Maeoma Hegwood (Wiggie) was born May 29, 1932, in Andersonville, GA to the late Mary Alice Wiggins and Henry Tookes. Maeoma graduated from Frobel High School, Class of 1951. In 1967, Maeoma worked on the historic City of Gary Mayoral campaign in which elected Richard Hatcher as the first black mayor. Maeoma was an original member of an elite group called "The Hatcherettes". She was a former employee of Gordons Department Store, The Justice of the Peace, and Indiana Bell. With a profound love for God, Maeoma was a devoted member of New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Maeoma was preceded in death by her husband, Burcham Hegwood; son, Deric; parents, Mary Alice, and Henry; one brother, Leo; four sisters, Mae, Johnny Bee, Viola, Henrietta; great granddaughter, Deja. Maeoma leaves her cherished memories to her beloved children, Ina (Marlon) Scott of Gary, IN, Acie (Erma) Foreman of Chicago, IL; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and a host of loving relatives and friends. Maeoma departed this life June 4, 2021. Visitation will be Friday June 18, 2021, from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Guy & Allen Chapel. Home Going Celebration Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 10:00a.m. at the New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church 1545 Waite St, Gary, IN 46404. Rev. Royce Thompson officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park. Due to COVID 19 masks and social distancing required.


Published by Post-Tribune on Jun. 16, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jun
18
Visitation
12:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
2959 West 11th Avenue, Gary, IN
Jun
19
Service
10:00a.m.
New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
1545 Waite St, Gary, IN
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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. My heartfelt condolences.
Everett Deloney
Friend
June 20, 2021
Thank you so much for making my world a little more beautiful with your kindness...Going to miss You my Friend
Claudette Bozeman
Friend
June 20, 2021
Condolences and prayers to the entire family. Ma Mae such a loving, wise, caring and giving person with a great sense of humor. I don’t think she ever met a stranger. She was always so warm and welcoming. I ask God to comfort and strengthen the family. Hold close to your the many happy and loving memories she left with you.
Stephanie Feagin Washington
Friend
June 19, 2021
My wife and especially our daughter send our heart felt condolences to the family of a beautiful spirit whose warmth and personality was very sweet and sincere we shall miss her.
A restful sleep into eternity.
Deacon Clyde Wilson and family
Deacon Clyde Wilson & Family
June 19, 2021
May God bless and comfort the family,and may God grant Mrs Hegwood eternal rest.She was such a beautiful lady with a beautiful smile and a warm heart.
Claudiette Mabon
Friend
June 18, 2021
To my classmates and neighbors, Ina (Marlon) Scott. Acie (Erma), grandchildren, and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your dear Mother, grandmother, sibling and friend. We pray that God comfort you, bless you, that God give you strength to endure as He keep you in His Tender Loving Care. Prayerfully, Ms. LaVerne Taylor-Gearring, sons, Paul Jr., Taylor Gearring, brother Mr. Leon & Kathleen Lawrence-Taylor, son Evan, daughter Sydni, sister Ms. LaRetha Taylor, daughters Alexandria Cole, Mrs. Angelica & George Williams, daughter, Brooklyn, Mr. LoRenzo & Benita Taylor, Courtney Keith, nephews & nieces, Mr. Hilton Nunnery lll & Mrs. LaVita Randolph-Nunnery, sons, Hilton llll, Hunter, daughter, Hailey LaVonia Nunnery, Mr. Mige'l & Lesley-Martain Nunnery, daughter Little Taylor Nunnery.
Laverne Gearring
Friend
June 18, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Ylonda Lewis
Friend
June 18, 2021
Dear Acid Allen (Erma), and Ina Alice (Marlon) and Family,
I am so sadden of my "Pretty Cousin's" passing. She held three special titles in my life. First, she was like a sister, then, she was my cousin and my friend. We had such a true family and friend connection that she was married to my cousin, "Bert", Hegwood. She was a beautiful creation and gift made by God. I'll forever cherish our wonderful times together. Many, many, blessings we shared. May you and your family find comfort in remembering that your "Mother" was a person of, " Love and Happiness".
Aunt Bee-Bee
Carmen Troupe - Hill
Family
June 17, 2021
To Ina,Acie,Marlon and grandchildren, jUST REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES,SHE GAVE YOU AND THE ADVICE AND WISDOM SHE HAD: we worked many years at the telephone company together and traveled together.She will truly be missed she gave us 89 years which is a blessing so God saw her suffering and took her home with him..Farewell my friend and confidant. we will see each other again.LOVE ALWAYS PAT WASHINGTON JOHNSON
Pat Johnson
Friend
June 17, 2021
To Allen and Ina,
It was May 1966 at Illinois Bell and Maeoma Foreman took Marguerite Fontleroy as a friend and it was that way ever since. Love to you all.
Marguerite Surney
Marguerite Surney
Friend
June 16, 2021
To my classmate Acie Foreman and family I extend my prayers and condolences during this difficult time.
Frances Bridges- Resto
Classmate
June 16, 2021
Marsha Boone
June 16, 2021
Dear Ina and family,
I was so saddened to see that your mother had passed. It was always a high spot of my week to see her name on the office schedule. She truly was one of the sweetest most sincere people I have ever met. May she rest in peace in Heaven. She certainly belongs there.
Mike and Joanne Kovacich
Friend
June 16, 2021
Greta E. Heard is extending her heartfelt sympathy and condolences to my dear friend Ina and family on the loss of their beloved mother and grandmother, Mrs. Maeoma Hegwood. She is resting in the arms of GOD. May your hearts and souls be filled with the loving memories of her....love y'all.....
Greta E. Heard
Friend
June 16, 2021
Goodbye my friend. My condolences to her two fantastic children. If you knew her, you knew a friend. She had an open heart to everyone. She will be missed. That smile and that laugh especially. Allen and Ina,much love to you and yours. GOD will be with you, as you move forward. GOD bless you
Zenobia Hodges
Friend
June 16, 2021
My sweetie will be missed so dearly. She was such a sweetheart and a wonderful lady. May God grant her eternal peace and bless her family.
Min. Carl Gary IHS
Friend
June 16, 2021
Praying for her family and friends. Mrs Hegwood was a beautiful person and was always met with a smile. I met her when I first joined New Friendship and she will be missed. Praying for each of you in the days ahead.
MYRTLE Mateen
Acquaintance
June 16, 2021
To the entire family, we the Montgomery family wish to extend our condolences to you all. We were saddened to learn about the passing of your loved one. I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Hegwood over 44 years ago when she bought Ina to Roosevelt High School to begin classes, her warm smile and gentle spirit gave me an instant connection that I was in the company of a God fearing woman. I will always remember her kindness. Ina you and I go way back, please hold on to your precious memories of your mom, I’ve been where you are now just know that God is always with you. There is comfort in first Thessalonians chapter 4:13-18. Hold on my dear friend. Much love to you and your family.
Michelle Montgomery
Acquaintance
June 16, 2021
Prayers of comfort, peace and strength for the Family. I will certainly miss “Sweet Peas” smile and presence.
Jean Griffin
Friend
June 15, 2021
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