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Mary J. Hurst

March 26, 1937 ~ August 12, 2022 (age 85)
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 Mary J. Bedford Hurst Obituary

Sunrise: March 26, 1937                                                      

Sunset: August 12, 2022                                                    

Born: Austin, TX

Parents: Earlie and Elnora Bedford

Schools: Olive Street Elementary, Kealing Junior High and the Original L. C. Anderson High School

St. Philip's College (San Antonio, TX.) and Huston Tillotson (College) University

Employment: First black to be hired in Texas, at Sperry and Hutchinson. (S & H Green Stamps)

Austin Independent School District - first to implement the Head Start Program and East Austin Economic Development

Mary was a devoted and active member of Ebenezer Third Baptist Church. Serving in many capacities.

Her survivors include her daughters, Willie Odems (Demosesneeds), Cynthia E. H. Mays, Tracie A. Miller and son, Douglas W. Hurst.

7 Grandchildren

12 Great-Grandchildren

5 Great-Great-Grandchildren

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
August 26, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
King-Tears Mortuary, Inc.
1300 E 12th St
Austin, TX 78702

Celebration of Life
Saturday
August 27, 2022

11:00 AM
Ebenezer Third Baptist Church
1010 East 10th Street
Austin,, TX 78702

Interment
Saturday
August 27, 2022

1:00 PM
Evergreen Cemetery
3304 E 12th Street
Austin, TX 78721

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