Hudie Mae Oakry

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Services for Hudie Mae Oakry, 91, of Dallas, will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at the Reeder-Davis Chapel.  Burial will follow at New Mountain Cemetery in Gilmer under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Ore City.

Hudie Mae Hollins Oakry was born on October 20, 1929, to the parentage of the late Austin Hollins and Eva Jane Sayles Hollins. Both parents preceded her in death. She resided with her parents in Upshur County where she attended school and joined New Mountain Church at an early age. She attended the Historically Black College, “Texas College” in Tyler Texas. Here she received her bachelor’s degree in home economics. When she moved to Dallas, she joined St. Paul United Methodist Church. She was a very active member there.   She worked the job that was available for her at that time in her life. She was a domestic worker, but this was not her destiny. She served Dallas ISD well in the capacity as Administrator and then settled in as registrar. She worked at Alex W. Spence for 19 years. After Spence she continued her stellar career at Robert T. Hill as a registrar for another 19 years. She worked for Dallas ISD for a total of 38 years. Over her career she received numerous awards from The Alliance of Dallas Educators for her excellence service. She was honored with a PTA state life membership, and she was very proud of that.  She worked closely with a dear co-worker Grace Akbar. Together they were unstoppable with their success. Hudie Mae was a giver. She never wanted to see any of the kids go without. If she saw a need, she would find the resources to make sure they received help. She was also a giver in her personal life as well.  She retired from Dallas ISD in May of 2007.

Now if you had the good fortune of personally knowing her, you will attest to the fact that she is a straight shooter.  She was an astutely spoken woman that was very frank, and you never had to guess what she was thinking. If you did not want the truth, then you better not ask.

On Wednesday July 28, 2021, she passed away peacefully at a Dallas Nursing home where she had been since 2015. She kept them on their toes and bossed them around all day until bedtime. They could never be thanked enough for their care.

PRECEDED HER IN DEATH: Austin and Eva Jane Hollins her mom and dad. Three sisters Marie Floyd Willis, Mildred Hollins, Annie Lou Hollins. Three brothers Robert T. Hollins, L.C. Hollins and Mernie Hollins.

CHARISHING HER MEMORY: One sister Annie Ruth Black of Ore City Texas. One niece Virginia Monroe of Dallas. Many great- nieces and nephews that love her dearly. A host of relatives and friends.

Family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home in Ore City.

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  1. On behalf of Earl Sayles "Uncle Earlie" Family, We extend our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Hudie. She always visited Daddy and Mother in Winnsboro..We have such wonderful memories of her!!?

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