Joanne Brickey Hedeman

July 30, 1935February 25, 2019

Joanne Brickey Hedeman

Joanne Brickey Hedeman, 83, a resident of Mallard Landing and formerly of Annapolis, died on February 25 in Salisbury.

She was born July 30, 1935, in Roanoke, VA, to the late Elsie Moore Brickey and Raymond Luther Brickey. She was a graduate of Jefferson High School and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).

Joanne owned and operated Babes ‘N Toyland, a childrens’ consignment shop in Cape St. Claire, where she enjoyed visiting with her customers and watching their children grow up. Prior to that, she worked as the office manager for her husband’s medical practice in Annapolis. Earlier in her career she was a teacher and owned her own preschool in Hillsmere in the 1960s. Joanne was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis.

She enjoyed listening to music, especially Big Band, Elvis, and Willie Nelson. During college, she was a disc jockey at the VPI radio station. She loved to dance with her husband at the Annapolis Yacht Club and the Fleet Reserve Club, especially to Del Puschert’s saxophone. She loved animals and never wanted to live in a home without their companionship. She was an avid gardener, particularly of hibiscus.

She assisted her father with his research when he wrote “The Brickey Heritage,” a genealogy of the Brickey family, French Huguenots who came to America in the late 1600s.

She was predeceased by her husband Dr. John L. Hedeman. She is survived by two daughters, Juliet French (Todd) of Edgewater, and “Jody” Joanne Charlee Hedeman Couser (Chad) of Annapolis; and son “Jack” John Raymond Anderson (Stephanie) of Annapolis; and many grandchildren.

Arrangements are being handled by the John M. Taylor Funeral Home. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions would be welcome to the Humane Society of Wicomico County, 5130 Citation Dr, Salisbury, MD 21804. Online condolences may be made at


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Moises & Maryann Martinez

February 27, 2019

Jack & Stephanie,
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom sounded like a very good and nice person to be around. Remember all the good times, laughter and heart ❤️ filled moments. That is what will keep her memory in your heart forever!
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Peter Karasik

February 27, 2019

Jody - I was very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She sounds likes she was a very kind, dynamic and fun person. - Peter Karasik

Mandy Johnson

February 27, 2019

Sincere condolences to family and friends. Mrs Brickey Hedeman was a gracious and kind lady whose "Babes in Toyland" shop in Cape St. Claire so long ago was a gathering place particularly for those of us with growing families, making ends meet in those days on military pay. Our children would watch the bunnies in the store window and marvel at their antics. As the years passed and the children grew, we still bought the beautifully cared for items and spread the word that this was a place for the thrifty shopper who loved top quality on a budget. "Miss Joanne" provided a real service to our community..she did it with a smile, a kind word and always a 'touch of class'. Rest in Peace and thank you!