Mary Sue Myers Hejl, age 88, born in Medora, IN and a resident of Bay Minette, AL died Monday, February 15, 2021 at Oakwood Nursing Home. She was a retired seamstress.
Mary impacted everyone she knew. She had a ready smile for everyone and was always up for a laugh or fun-loving mischief! Her love and humor shone through brightly. Mary dearly loved her family and friends, the beach, fishing, traveling, shopping, and good Southern cooking.
Growing up on a farm in Medora, Indiana, Mary was a precocious little girl, exploring the farm and running free as a tom boy. A cute story she liked to tell was about the watermelon patch: Her daddy was raising watermelons on the farm one year and she would bust watermelons open and eat the hearts out of them (a lot of them). Her daddy was furious, so every once in a while he would go out with his shotgun loaded with rock salt to teach the culprit a lesson! Mary never told him it was her, and, of course, the 'culprit' never showed!
As an adult Mary met and married Bernard Hejl, and settled in Pinellas Park, Florida to raise her family; years later they moved to Dade City, Florida, living on the Withlacoochee River. Soon after Mary retired, they moved to Colorado living near their daughter, Jenny. Their final move was to Alabama, living near their daughter Vickie, to be closer to their beloved Florida.
Mary leaves behind four children; Jennifer Bergman (Lonnie), Victoria Foley (Kevin), Steven Hejl (Violetta), and James Hejl (Christiana); seven grandchildren Christopher Bergman, Aaron Foley, Mark Foley, Caitlyn Hejl, James Hejl Jr., Tristan Hejl, and Ian Hejl; and four great-grandchildren George Bergman, Joshua Bergman, Blake Bergman, and Lilly Hejl. She will be tremendously missed and remembered with love.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Agatha Parish with Father Joseph Chacko officiating.
The family will receive friends Monday, February 22, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Norris Funeral Home.
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