Tina Hedger, 51, of Amarillo, TX passed away peacefully at BSA Hospital on Monday, January 11, 2021, after a short battle with cancer. She entered Heaven to be with her Savior and she was reunited with her loving son, Doug.
Services will be at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, January 16, 2021, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Tina was born on August 20, 1969, to Tommy and Ora Lee Hodges in Tulia, TX, that is how she got the nickname “Tulia Rose”. The family moved from Happy, TX to Amarillo, TX when Tina was 5 years old. Tina attended Amarillo schools and enjoyed participating in softball. Her family and friends remember her infectious smile that lit up the room and made everyone feel welcome.
Tina had many favorite pastimes, she loved shooting pool and going to casinos to try her hand at blackjack and the slots. She loved to go fishing and enjoy a relaxing time. Tina enjoyed bowling which she learned from her parents, but it was the time she spent with her family and friends that she enjoyed the most. She was a wonderful mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, that was loved by all. Tina was also a loyal fan of OU and the Chicago Bears.
At the time of her death, Tina was employed with the Blue Cross/Blue Shield working alongside her dear friend Rhonda.
She was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Douglas (Doug) Purkey; and grandparents, Ted Lichtenberger, Bessie Hougland, and Ben and Ruby Hodges.
Tina leaves to cherish her memory her two sons, Dylan Hedger and Drayton Hedger; parents, Tommy and Ora Lee Hodges; brother, J.T. Hodges (Pam); niece, Nicole Dunnam (Rocky); nephews, Zachary and Colton Hodges; cousins, Ted, Lisa, Sabrina, and Missy; and uncles, Shane Stowe, and Dave Hodges.
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