Maydell Pope

March 29, 1927October 17, 2020

Maydell Pope, 93, of Amarillo passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 17, 2020

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 5pm to 7pm at Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Directors, 5400 Bell St. Memorial service will be held Friday, October 23, 2:00 pm at Amarillo Deaf Church 3817 Holiday, Amarillo TX 79109. Burial will be private.

Maydell was born March 29, 1927 to Nellie and Bryant Pope, on the family ranch, in Lovington, NM. She graduated from Lovington High School in 1944 and Eastern New Mexico University in 1970. In June 1946 she attend The Stamps-Baxter Music School, in Dallas, and meet a boy from Alabama, Clarence Pope. They married Sept 28, 1946 and were married 67 years. She was a librarian, musician, seamstress and homemaker for many years. A woman of grace, kindness and encouragement, she was a picture of faithfulness, not only to her husband and family, but also to her beloved Jesus. She loved God’s Word. She was taken home to be with Him on October 17, 2020.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, infant son, Nathan, parents, 3 brothers and 1 sister.

She is survived by her son, Norman and wife Judy of Armour, SD, daughter Nelva and husband Wayne Swopes of Amarillo. Grandchildren, Kevin and Susan Pope, Kaylee and Tom Weldon, Jared and Megan Swopes, Melanie and Brancent Lyons, Kendal and Ginny Pope and Great grandchildren; Jessica, Kody, Katie, Simon, Jacob, Brayden, and Jameson.

The family thanks the staff at Moore assisted living for their loving care of our Noni and giving her the extra ice cream she always wanted.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be sent to Amarillo Deaf Church or The Gideons international.

The family request those attending the memorial wear mask out of love and respect for others in attendance.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 22, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 23, 2020



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Donna Precise McDuffie

October 20, 2020

My beautiful Great-Aunt Maydell was always a lady, sweet and kind. She always had that beautiful smile on her face! I loved to see her and Uncle Clarence on their visits to the South. Her sweet voice will remain in my heart forever! Uncle Clarence was the brother of my precious Grandfather, Robert Lee Pope. I am Willodean Pope Precise’s daughter. My condolences to Norman and Nelva and all of Aunt Maydell’s family.

Sheenia Little

October 19, 2020

To know Aunt Maydell is to love her. She spent her entire life ministering and giving to others. I met her when I married her great nephew, Terry in 1980. Our 2 children loved their annual visits to Alabama and she would send them postcards of their travels. Several years ago Terry and I had the pleasure of visiting Aunt Maydell and Uncle Clarence in Amarillo in their first assisted living apartment. Uncle Clarence was sitting on the porch wearing his American flag shirt. They took us to many places that day and shared many memories. Aunt Maydell was so proud of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. I thank God that I was able to be with a woman who loved us unconditionally and we loved her. She touched so many lives. What a Glorious Homecoming Day for her.

Verslia Newkirk

October 19, 2020

Maydell's life was a reflection of her love for God. I was blessed ton know her.

Michael Little

October 19, 2020

What a wonderful woman and life well lived. My favorite part of every summer growing up was their annual visit to Alabama from New Mexico. Having never been to the West, the stories and pictures that she and Uncle Clarence brought thrilled me. Both were very loyal to family. They came to California twice to see me and Gary. I was lucky to get to see them several times in Amarillo. My list visit with Aunt Maydell was August 21, 2019. I was on my way to Denver and I stopped in Amarillo just to see her. I found her in the dining room where a guy was playing a piano for the residents. He was playing old time hymns. Aunt Maydell and I sang along to every word, which amazed him. What a beautiful memory!