Waletta Joy Medlock

Memorial services for Waletta Joy Medlock, 63, Lawrence, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2020 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence. Private family burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Waletta passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2020 at her home.

Waletta was the definition of a free spirit; independent, strong, and willful. She was a courageous and beautiful soul who loved her son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, her sisters, and all her friends with a ferocity not beholden to mortality. Waletta’s love will transverse time and space – she will always be here right next to us. She would want us to celebrate her life and to smile, not to mourn her. We are at peace knowing that she is caring for her grandson, Ezra, in heaven.

Survivors include her son, Dylan (Danielle) Medlock, granddaughter, Zelda Medlock; sisters; Kay Rose, Kimberly Miller, and Rita Higgins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bud Thomas Medlock and Mary Jean Medlock; grandson, Ezra Thomas Medlock.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Trinity Episcopal Church and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

16 Condolences

  1. Heidi Gillette on June 19, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    My sympathy and prayers. Heidi Gillette

  2. Carolyn Perry on June 19, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    My sweet beautiful aunt. May you rest now.

  3. Kathy Chapman on June 19, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    Waletta was happy individual. She will be missed by everyone. Prayers to the family.

  4. Evelyn Hardy on June 19, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    Waletta and iI were friends for short while but her fun laugh were contagious she will be missed

  5. Melissa Ewers on June 20, 2020 at 12:24 am

    Loved her. She made the days better…her stories and spark… one of the best souls and I’m grateful to have known her.

  6. Donna E. Fannin on June 20, 2020 at 8:15 am

    My deepest condolences to the family.

  7. Reba Faulk Merritt on June 20, 2020 at 9:18 am

    My life will forever be touched by her sprit and our love for each other, my soul sister, she has left a mark on my heart forever.
    Love you Wetta, may you rest in Peace. ❤️????. Sending lots of love and healing prayers to all of her Family and Friends❤️????

  8. Whitney Johnson on June 20, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Waletta had this amazing spirit about her that was so contagious along with her smile. We laughed together and cried together and I’m so grateful for those memories. I thank God and her family for sharing her with us. I am so sorry for your loss and sending prayers to you all.

  9. michele simpson on June 21, 2020 at 10:37 am

    My condolences to the family and friends of “Wally”. I grew up with her and we remained friends later on. I hadn’t seen her for years and am saddened by her passing.
    Michele Garrett-Simpson

  10. Deborah Moore-Kirk on June 21, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    I will never forget the time we spent together. With me and her riding motorcycles and Linda O. I will always remember our lives we shared. You are always a beautiful sprit. I love you Wally.

  11. Melissa Jackson on June 21, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    You will be missed so much! You were a great Aunt and I will Cherish our monuments we have shared, love you lots and see you again one day!????????

  12. Melissa Jackson on June 21, 2020 at 6:46 pm

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  13. Reece E. Wiley on June 22, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    The last time I saw Waletta , she was a customer service person at Laird-Noller some twenty years ago. I originally knew her as a student when I was at LHS. She had quite the personality and was always upbeat. She always seemed to have a kind word for everyone.We need more like her.

  14. Rebecca Bahnmaier on June 24, 2020 at 12:42 am

    My sweet dear friend, Waletta. You have left footprints in my heart and I will forever miss you. It still seems unreal to me that you are gone. My life was truly blessed because you were in it.
    My sympathy to her son and daughter in law. It’s a shame that Zelda didn’t get the chance to know her. Sending my love and prayers to her family.

  15. Mary Kathryn Morris on June 27, 2020 at 12:14 am

    I will always remember the fun times that our families shared together when we were kids. Our fathers were such great friends and hunting buddies! You always seemed to be smiling and made all of us laugh and have fun. Condolences to all your wonderful family.

  16. Melinda Maturo on July 1, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    I remember Waletta from high school. She was a kind soul. God’s comfort and peace to all of you.

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