Meredith Anne Novak

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Meredith Anne Novak, known to many in Waco, TX as Meredith Brown, passed peacefully to the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on Friday, February 9, 2018.

Celebration of life service: 10:00 am, Saturday, February 17, 2018 in the chapel at First United Methodist Church in Waco followed by a private burial.

Meredith was born June 28, 1934 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Ralph and Lena Stanard. She was a successful student and graduated with honors from Wilson High School. During her time in High School she dated James (Jimmy) Novak. The two went their separate ways but reunited in 1992. After a brief engagement the two were married in August 1993 and Meredith moved to Jimmy’s home in Aurora, Colorado. Unfortunately this union was all to brief. After seven years, Jimmy passed away and Meredith returned to her family in Waco Tx.
Meredith was previously married to Nuel Brown and together they raised their only daughter Linda Brown.
During her years in Waco, Meredith worked at Word Inc., Central Christian Church, Cox’s Department store,and Randy Riggs, CPA. She was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church Waco for many years. In retirement, when not busy volunteering at the church or Meals on Wheels, she focused her care, time and attention to her family. Meredith loved the Lord with her whole heart and found great joy and peace in His presence.

Meredith is preceded in her death by her husband, Jimmy Novak as well as her mother, father, and sister Marilyn.
She leaves behind a loving family: daughter, Linda Brown and Danny Gibson of Axtell; granddaughter, Tiffany Brown and husband Bruce of Waco and daughter Haley; grandson, Raymond Pawvlik, Jr. (Scooter) and wife Chasity of Savannah, GA and children, Beaux, Wade, Colby, Katelynn, and Cacee; nephews, Chris Frederickson of Cedar Rapids, IA and Roger Barnhill and wife Deanna of Leesburg, FL; cousins, Melvin and David Stanard and many other nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed in Meredith’s name to Mission Waco or the American Diabetes Association.
Romans 15:13 (NIV) May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.


Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: First United Methodist Church of Waco , 4901 Cobbs Drive; Waco, TX 76710



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Condolence Messages

  1. To the family, my heartfelt condolences for your loss of your loved one. As you cope with your loss, may you also find comfort in knowing that God promises to put an end to all the things that have plagued mankind for centuries including death (Revelation 21:3,4). May these promises from God’s word, the Bible give you comfort now and real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.

  2. St. Catherine’s Rehab Staff

    To the family of Mrs. Novak,
    We wanted you to know that it was our pleasure to work and get to know this fine and darling woman. She was such a blessing to all of us each day. When heard the news that Mrs. Novak gained her wings we were all devastated to hear the news. Know that she was loved by all of us and her legacy of her sweet smile and kindness will continue on

  3. I am so very sorry to learn of Meredith’s passing. I became acquainted with her at FUMC, Waco and knew her for a number of years. She alway had the most beautiful smile on her face. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. May she rest in her loving God’s arms.

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