The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


April 3, 2014

In loving memory of Mae Bailey Redus (MeeMaw)

Mae Bailey Redus was 78 years old when she passed away and lived in Palestine, Texas. She passed away April 1, 2014, at Palestine Regional Medical Center. She was taken by breast cancer that spread throughout her body. She went home to Jesus in Heaven.

Mae was born Oct. 10, 1935, in McKinney, Texas. Her parents were Thelma Mae Duncan and Claude Henry Bailey. She was the only child in a loving home. In 1952, she married Elzie Russell Warren and had three children: Russell Lee Warren, Anita Faye Redus and Terry Glen Warren. She remarried in 1967 to Nuel Eugene Redus which added four more boys: Darrell, Freddie, Robert and Ronnie.

Her hobbies included: bingo, bowling, sewing, playing cards, and playing family games. She loved to collect bears of all sorts. She also loved her dogs and had many throughout her life. She was employed most recently with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a food service captain with numerous units around the state. She retired from TDCJ in 2003.

She is survived by a daughter and son, Anita Faye Redus and Terry Glen Warren and spouse Pat Warren; grandchildren, Wendy Redus, Cynthia Cotham, Kevin Redus and spouse Kristi Redus, LeeAnn Redus, Jennifer Seay and spouse Schan Seay, and Lonna Redus; and great-grandchildren, Tina, Michael, Angel, Christopher, Cida, Jason, Lonnie, Kendra, Hayden, Kadance, Julius and Xander.

She was preceded in death by spouses, Elzie Russell Warren and Nuel Eugene Redus; son, Russell Lee Warren; and parents, Thelma Mae Duncan and Claude Henry Bailey.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 4, 2014, at Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home Chapel, 3434 South Loop 256, Palestine, Texas 75801.

Donations are being accepted in lieu of flowers or gifts and may be sent by going through

MeeMaw, your grace in life inspires me

Your strength you’ve shown is novel worthy

I’ll always miss your loving smile

And just sitting there with you for a while

Coffee all day long from dawn to twilight

Stories from old days about making wrongs right

All the memories are here in my heart

So we will never really be apart

I’ll try to be strong and wear a grin

Until that day I see you again

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