Hazel “Connie” Corrine Radican (Crofford) of Bells, Texas passed away on January 24, 2019. She was born April 12, 1928 to Luther Crofford and Maggie Mae (Young) Crofford in Yantis, Texas. Connie, as she was affectionately called, married Rayburn Arnett Radican June 5, 1948. Connie was a loving wife, mother and “Mema”, she especially loved her children and grandchildren. She highly valued her family. Connie loved to play games such as 42, Dominoes, Bingo, Skip Bo and she was super competitive. She closely followed “her team” the Texas Rangers, and enjoyed watching horse races. Connie was an excellent cook and widely known for her “dove pot pie”. She worked at Tanglewood Country Club as a dining room manager for many years. Connie was valued for her wisdom and counsel, “If you’re going to be a Radican, you gotta be tough!” She was a strong lady, shaped by the Great Depression, who know how to pinch a penny. She sacrificed for her family, often times working two jobs in order to move into a brick house with plumbing.
She is survived by her daughter, Marie Lowry of Pilot Point, Texas; son, James Radican and wife Gayle of Denison, Texas; son, Michael Radican and wife Annette of Bells, Texas; granddaughter, Christine Hernandez and husband Bob of Garland, Texas; granddaughter, Lisa Hite and husband Scott of Pilot Point, Texas; granddaughter, Jennifer Tripp and husband Patrick of Royce City, Texas; granddaughter, Holly Farrell and husband David of Fate, Texas; grandson, Taylor Radican of Denison, Texas; grandson, Ryan Basinger and wife Courtney of Garland, Texas; granddaughter, Tara Basinger of Grove, Oklahoma; granddaughter, Teresa Cowart and fiancé Lee Roeske of Garland, Texas; grandson Lynn Felmet of McKinney, Texas; fourteen great-grandchildren, and one on the way; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Gracie Payne of Garland, Texas; sister-in-law, Betty Jean Harwell of Irving, Texas; and daughter-in-law, Linda Radican of Garland, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Maggie Mae Crofford, and stepfather, David Graham; husband, Rayburn Radican; brother, Thomas Preston Crofford and wife Susie; son, Dale Radican; daughter, Kathy Felmet; son-in-law, Joseph Lee Lowry; brother-in-law, Harold Harwell; brother-in-law and wife, James and Melba Jobe; brother-in-law and wife, J.R. and Joe Radican; and her husband’s parents, James Ross Radican, Sr. and Florence.
A funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 28, 2019 at Mullican-Little Funeral Chapel in Bells, Texas. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Bells, Texas. Family will receive friends for a visitation at 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 28, 2019 prior to the service at Mullican-Little Funeral Chapel.
Sweet lady smile for everyone will miss her a lot
So sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady we thought a lot of..praying for you and your family . Garry n Brenda Neal
I am so sorry to learn of Connie’s passing. She was a strong lady and a force to reckon with, when it came to her family. She was a hard worker and was always willing to do whatever she could to help anyone.
To the Radican Family: As Connie entered the gates of Heaven, I am sure just beyond the gate was a card table and her favorite game set up ready for her to join in.
Seated at the table ready waiting her to join them, is her beloved husband Ray, daughter Kathy, son Dale and her son in law Joe sitting and waiting on her to join them. And what a joyous time for them all to reunite over a good game indeed.
Sending Prayers to you ALL!!!!!
Always thought she was special. What a beautiful picture. Prayers for you all
Mother taught me how to be strong and diligent, always finish what you start and if you are going to do something, do it right the first time. She will always be in my heart.
Connie was one of the sweetest people I knew. I always remember her with a big smile. She will be missed for sure. My condolences to her precious family. I am sending up prayers for you right now.
Her kindness will be remembered and contagious smile will be missed.
I loved Connie so much. She was the sweetest mom anyone could ask for. She let kids be kids and always loved having them around. I have missed her already since her hip was broken and will always think of her as one of my mom’s! Till we met again…..heaven gained a special lady ♥️
Our deepest condolences to all the family.
May God be with each one of you during this time of need. Prayers and many hugs to you all
The Duffee family.
Beautiful Mema! Love you forever!
Marie – You are in my thoughts and prayers
Marie, James, Michael and family members, Larry and I have so many good memories of Connie and the Radican family. I personally am thankful for the babysitting jobs, rides to ball games, and many other things that Connie provided for me. Larry remembers when you lived on Pink Hill Road. Connie was always caring and thoughtful to all she came in contact with. Our prayers for comfort and peace to each of you.
Larry and Patricia Neal
So sorry for your loss.
I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).