Zelma Mae Fagan
June 11, 1932 – March 25, 2020
Zelma Mae Fagan, 87 of Ardmore, AL passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Zelma was born in Lincoln Village on Shannon Street in 1932. Her father worked in Lincoln Mills while her mother was a homemaker. As a toddler, Zelma was found to be deaf. At the age of 7, she was enrolled in Alabama School for the Deaf in Talladega, AL where she attended until graduation. Zelma worked at Redstone Arsenal as a Data Transcriber until she retired. Zelma was involved in Alabama Association for the Deaf where she was secretary for a number of years. She was highly active in AAD's fundraisers. Whenever there was work to be done in the deaf community, Zelma was always quick to volunteer. She was a member of the Church of Christ Church for most of her life. She was devout Christian and loved the Lord. She prayed daily and would always pray for anyone whom she thought needed prayers. Zelma was a crafter and enjoyed quilting, sewing, and cross stitch. She also enjoyed working puzzles especially Sudoku. She loved being with family and would often make beautiful handmade gifts for them. She will be remembered by her sweet smile and loving heart.
Zelma is survived by her daughter, Carol Smith (Jerry); granddaughter, Rachel White (Brian); granddaughter-in-law Vickie Smith; great granddaughters, Peyton White, Charli White, Adaline White and Kaylie Smith, all of Ardmore, AL; brother, John Willis Walker of Harvest, AL; sister, Rubye Jones (Bob) of Huntsville, AL; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sister, Rachel Meeler; brothers, Calvin Joseph Walker, Paul Kenneth Walker and grandson, Jason Smith.
Because of virus concerns and State restrictions on gatherings, the Funeral Service will be a family service, and she will be laid to rest at Valhalla Memory Gardens. Please leave fond memories and condolences for the entire Fagan family at www.valhallafunerals.com.