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Obituary for Roy Lee Medders

Roy Lee Medders (65), passed away on February 16, 2024, at his home in Hernando, Mississippi. Roy was born June 5, 1958, to Roy Junior and Delores Medders. He was a loving husband to Mary Jo, who is the love of his life for nearly 10 years. A devoted father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle.
Roy was a graduate of Hernando High School and played baseball as well as coached little league.
He grew up in a hard-working family. He, his father, and brother opened the Roy J. Medders & Sons Construction Company, specializing in concrete and metal buildings. His work ethic, integrity, and meticulous attention to detail were the hallmarks of his career, always finishing ahead of schedule and under budget.
An avid fisherman, Roy won numerous tournaments and awards as a member of DeSoto County Bass Club, sometimes with only one fish.
Like his father, Roy Lee is also remembered for his passion for music. He played guitar and sang, often with family and friends, making a lifetime of good memories for all who shared those times with him.
Most remembered for his laughter, Roy derived great joy from the simple things that music, food, family, and fun brought to his life. He lived his life in such a way that he was always ready and willing to help anyone in need. His love for family and friends was the joy of his life.
Roy is survived by his wife Mary Jo, children Natalia Medders Botero of Bogotá, Columbia, Leigh and Walter (Connie) Medders of North Louisiana, and Elizabeth Page of Hernando. Roy is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Amaranta, Luka, Emma, Kate, Grayson, William, Trey, Aaron, Hanna, and Elyse, as well as one great-grandchild; Maxwell, and innumerable lifelong, heartfelt friends.
Roy is preceded in death by his mother and father, Roy Junior and Delores Medders, and his brother, Allen Medders.
There will be a visitation of family and friends at Hernando Funeral Home from 12-2 on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Funeral service will begin at 2:00, followed by graveside service at Hernando Memorial Park Cemetery.