Catherine Meadows

August 09, 1929 - July 27, 2021

Catherine Meadows

August 09, 1929 - July 27, 2021


On August 9th, 1929, a beautiful baby girl was born into the world named Catherine Hill to Mr. & Mrs. Henry Hill (Louise) all behold she wouldn’t just be changing their lives but many others she met as well.


She attended Carver High School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama along with her sister Thelma. All her clothes were hand made by their mother. On the weekends they went to their favorite ice cream parlor where they met up with their peers. For entertainment she enjoyed what’s called “sock hops” and really had her way on the dance floor. She worked in her younger days as a private nurse, a thriving chef as well as several other jobs in her lifetime. At the age of nineteen she married Lamar Groce where they lived in Gadsden, Alabama for several years, unfortunately circumstances lead to divorce.


She formerly attended Morning Star Baptist Church where she was baptized along with her husband and kids. She believed in God and held faith through her final day, while being surrounded by love..


Later on in life while traveling in Anniston, Alabama with her friends on the military base she met and fell in love with Thomas Edward Meadows Sr. They were married in Alabama where they eventually raised seven children while traveling from base to base. Mother accepted the commitment to marrying someone who was in the military and cared for their children. Catherine loved being a mother, out of all her titles she obtained.


Although the military separated their family for the greater time of the marriage, she forever kept her commitment to her husband. Along their love journey they traveled to many states while Thomas was in the military, where he served two decades of service. She juggled working as a barber on the base at the PX and having two other jobs while her husband was deployed overseas. She did what she had to do to keep her family going.


Catherine was better known as “Mother” to many families and friends. Even with her direct matter of fact tone, she never met a stranger. She enjoyed baking, and the most dominant ingredient that you could find in most of her desserts was “coconut.” Oh yes, she loved her coconut. Other crafts she enjoyed were designing, sewing and her all-time favorite slot machines. Mother loved being a fashionista, by dressing up with her favorite color “red” in most of her wardrobe. Nevertheless, she was a devoted loving Mother to not only her own but also taking in others as well. She was always there to lend a listening ear to give great advice.


She is preceded in death by her Mother Louise Hill, Father Henry Hill, Husbands, Lamar Groce and Thomas Edward Meadows Sr., brother Noah Hill Sr, Sisters; Shirley Davis, Mary McCoy, and Henrietta Crawford; as well as Son Terry Meadows (Jolly).


Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children; Rita Meadows-Hill, Timothy Meadows, Paulette Meadows Payne (Leo), Thomas Meadows Jr., Gregory Meadows Sr. (Denise), Tonia Crusoe (Henry), Sister; Thelma Wallace, a host of Grandchildren, Great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation for Mrs. Meadows will be held on Thursday, August 5, from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., at Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home, 2103 E. 3rd St., Tulsa, OK 74104.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 6, 11:00 a.m., at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1228 West Apache Street, Tulsa, OK. 


  • Date & Time: August 6, 2021 (2:00 PM)
  • Venue: Fort Gibson National Cemetery
  • Location: 1423 Cemetery Rd. Fort Gibson, OK 74434 - (Get Directions)

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: August 6, 2021 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: Metropolitan Baptist Church
  • Location: 1228 W. Apache St. Tulsa, OK - (Get Directions)


  • Date & Time: August 5, 2021 (9:00 AM - 8:00 PM)
  • Venue: Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home & Crematory
  • Location: 2103 E 3rd St Tulsa, OK 74104 - (Get Directions)

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7 responses to Catherine Meadows

  1. Tj Traylor says:

    To the Meadows family sorry for your loss.

  2. With love and fond memories…time takes away the grief but memories turn back every page. Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday, unseen, unheard but always near. You will be sadly missed, not forgotten and always loved by all of us in the family. Rest in peace Aunt Catherine.

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