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Monday, November 20, 2017


Mrs. Kathleen Journeay Reed Hedgepeth

Services for Mrs. Kathleen Journeay Reed Hedgepeth will be held at 2:00pm,

Sunday, July 2, 2017, at First Baptist Church with interment at Riverwood Memorial Park.

Visitation will be on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Riverwood Family from 5:00-8:00pm

and will resume prior to the service on Sunday starting at 1:00pm.


Mrs. Kathleen Hedgepeth, 89, of Brookhaven, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on June 28, 2017.

She was born in Union Church, MS, on October 13, 1927, to James Taylor Journeay and Carrie Richmond Journeay.

Mrs. Hedgepeth graduated from Heuck’s Retreat High School and Copiah Lincoln Community College.

She also earned her Bachelor’s Science Degree from University of Women in Columbus, MS

and a Master of Education Degree from Mississippi College in Clinton, MS.

She began teaching in Hernando, MS (3 Years), then returned to teach at Heuck’s Retreat (5 Years) and Loyd Star (4 Years)

then finishing in the Brookhaven Public School District (28 Years).

Mrs. Kathleen was an active member in Daughter of the Nile, El Kanah Temple #142, Jackson, MS Branch,

Order of the Eastern Star, Brookhaven Chapter #1, Woodman of the World, Dixieland Cloggers and WBCCI Mississippi Unit of Airstream.

She was an extensive traveler.


Preceding her in death were her parents; her first husband, Virgil Reed; her second husband, Eugene J. “Gene” Hedgepeth.


Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Glen Reed and wife Bobbie of Brandon, MS

and Randy Reed and wife LeAnn of Franklin, Tennessee; step daughter, Sonya Lowrey of Brandon

and step son Mike Hedgepeth and wife Sally of Bogue Chitto; one sister, Margie Fay Tarver of Wesson

along with her grandchildren, Kyle Reed and wife Kristi and Kim Eldridge; step grandchildren, Bo Huffman and wife Darla,

Tracy Goolsby and wife Dawn, Dusty Smith and wife Dee Dee, Toby Smith and wife Hope, Mindy Smith and husband Vince,

Jason Hedgepeth and wife Misty. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Ryan Goolsby, Derek Huffman, Alex Rae,

Madison Smith, Marla Cly, Neelie Smith, Lily Smith, Owen Smith, Wyatt Smith, Hayden Huffman, Caroline Hedgepeth,

Micah Powell, Easton Eldridge, Gentry Reed, Sawyer Reed, Rivers Reed, and Maisy Reed.


Memorials may be made to El Kanah Temple #142, Daughters of the Nile, Order of the Eastern Star of First Baptist Church.


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