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Fredda Minick was born in Weatherford, Texas and spent her early years with her parents, Maggie and Fred Horton, her brother Marshall and her sister Barbara on the family dairy farm in Wood County, Texas. She graduated from Mineola High School and later married her husband of 51 years, Bill Minick.

After Bill's work with Shell Oil Company took them all over Texas, Wyoming and back to Texas, they finally settled in Beaumont, Texas where they owned and operated a recreational vehicle business and raised their three sons and one daughter.

Together they later served the United Methodist Church as missionaries in the Red Bird Mission Conference in Kentucky. Following that experience, Fredda felt called to return to school to become an ordained minister. After graduating from Union College in Kentucky she enrolled in Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University. Upon receiving a Masters in Divinity degree from TCU, Fredda was ordained as a United Methodist clergy. In the capacity as pastor she served congregations of East Texas in Chireno, Sour Lake, Saratoga, Bullard, Wildwood-Village Mills and Marlin. Fredda loved serving these churches and developed life-long friendships in each one. Ultimately, she went on to serve in the Cabinet of the Texas Conference as the Superintendent of the Bryan District of the United Methodist Church.

Fredda loved taking care of others, whether it was her family, those in need or members of her congregation. That gentle spirit and caring heart will live on in her surviving family members and friends who knew her well. Her husband, Bill has passed but she is survived by her brother Marshall and his wife Louise Horton and her sister Barbara and her husband Henry Armstrong and her children, Stephen and wife Laurie Minick of Georgetown, Texas; Robert and wife Lynda Minick of Sour Lake, Texas; Michael Minick of Galveston, Texas and Susan and husband Archie Seward of Plano, Texas. Fredda also leaves eleven grandchildren: Rebecca Boyett, Michael Minick, Christopher Seward, Sarah Minick, Amanda Reneau, Rachel Svrcek, Lloyd Minick, Brendon Seward. Matthew Minick, Paula Minick and Naomi Minick. She is also survived by twelve great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and innumerable friends.

Memorials in honor of Fredda's life may be contributed to: Red Bird Mission 70 Queendale Center Beverly, Kentucky 40913-9607Attn: Kari Collins, Executive Director

Arrangements under the direction of Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.