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Visitation: 3:00 p.m., Monday, May 3, 2021

Location: Peninsula Memorial Park

On Sunday, April 25, 2021, Gertrude Hedrick, 76, loving wife, mother, and grandmother went to be with our Heavenly Father.

Gertrude was born in La Grange, GA, to Paul Robert and Willie Mae Helfrich. She went to Newport News High School and nursing school briefly.  Gertrude married Richard Lane Hedrick on January 7th, 1977. She had one daughter, Paula and a grandson, Paul whom she raised. 

She enjoyed traveling with her family throughout the years to new places and along the East Coast. In her younger years, she had an antique store which she owned with her late husband, was stocked by travel, and later in life, travel for leisure. She always seemed to always lead whatever group she joined. In her words, because “no one knew where they ought to be”. She was a home-room mother, PTA chairmen, VA volunteer, and Fundraiser Coordinator. She was headstrong, always sticking to her beliefs, but also outgoing. She never met a stranger and always walked away knowing their life story. She was very caring and loving. Always there for her family and friends. Willing to help whenever she could, bringing the best out of all around her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard and her parents, Paul and Mae. She is survived by her daughter, Paula; her grandson, Paul and a large extended family.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., on Monday, May 3rd, 2021, at Peninsula Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made Liberty Live Church Missions Fund through their website https://libertylive.church/missions. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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#1 Sallie Gay Greene 2021-04-30 16:56
Gertrude and I were great pals at Newport News High School, attending football and basketball games, then dancing at the "Y" afterwards, in the spring we would play tennis and in the summer catch a bus to Buckroe Beach, it was all great fun. She was an honest and sweet girl, I was devastated to hear of her passing. She is soaring with the angels now, RIP Gertrude
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