Irene “HoneyMama” Medlock, 86, of Dumas, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 30, 2018. Her Homegoing Celebration Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Bible Baptist Church with Johnny Widener, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Northlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M on Friday, May 4, 2018. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.
Irene was born on October 10, 1931 in Kaufman, Texas to Phillip and Lois Griggs. She had worked as a sales clerk for many years.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, L.J. Griggs, Phillip Griggs, and Robert Griggs; two sisters, Ella V. Wilson and Gracie Dawkins; and a daughter, Barbara Johnson.
She is survived by four sons, Charles Holmes and wife Becky, Willie Holmes and wife Shirley, Leroy Medlock and wife Tanya, and Ricky Medlock, all of Amarillo; two daughters, Diane McLaughlin and husband John of Amarillo and Phaedra Medlock of Dumas; son-in-law, Lee Johnson; three sisters, Odessa Williams of Houston, Mary Nell Williams of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Lorene Perkins of Houston; a brother, Forest Griggs of Killeen; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5410 Bell St. #411, Amarillo, Texas 79010 or Alz.org