May22

Infant Aniah Nevaeh Wallace

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A’niah Nevaeh Wallace the infant daughter of Ny’Aisa Wallace and Jeremiah Robinson Baker was born on November 24, 2018 in Sumter County, GA.

She lived five beautiful months but our Heavenly Father had bigger plans for our Princess. She loved to get pushed around, she also loved to swing and play with her family. A’niah passed away peacefully on, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. She was preceded in death by her great grandmother Debra Wallace and an uncle Antonio Gordon.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 11:45 in Babyland at Eastview Cemetery.

Memories of her precious life will forever be remembered by her parents Ny’Aisa Wallace and Jeremiah Robinson Baker; grandmothers: Kimothy Wallace and Paulette Baker, her grandfather, James Seay; four aunts: Kayla Berry, Khyla Berry, Ty’aisha Jones and Y’nae Baker of Americus, GA, two uncles: Kenneth Baker and Kenneth Robinson of Orange County; six great uncles; one devoted uncle, Jonas Wallace, Americus, GA; a devoted God Mother, Oceana Polk; devoted cousin, Devonte Tucker of Americus, one great aunt, Ruby Christmas, four great great uncles, and a host of other relatives also survive. 

 

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May16

Mrs. Sharon Daniels-Robinson

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The funeral service for Mrs. Sharon Daniels-Robinson of Americus, Georgia will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Eastview Church of Christ in Americus, Georgia. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at West's Mortuary on Sunday from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M.

Sharon Elaine Mathis, the daughter of the late Mrs. Amanda Casey Smith and the late Mr. Henry Mathis was born on December 5, 1950.  She journeyed home on May 16, 2019.

Sharon Daniels Robinson attended Eastview Elementary School and Staley Jr. High School in Americus, Georgia before moving with her family to Palmetto, Florida, where she finished high school.  She received an AA degree from Manatee Jr. College in Bradenton, Florida and a B.S. degree from Albany State University.  She also completed an M.S. degree and a Special Masters degree from Troy State University.  She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.  She became an Educator in Thomas County, Georgia before retiring from Houston County, Georgia as a Special Education teacher.  In 2013, she moved back to Americus, Georgia and joined Eastview Drive Church of Christ.

She leaves to mourn her passing, two sons, Mr. Russell A. Daniels of Jonesboro, Georgia and Mr. Marc  A. Daniels (Debra) of Byron, Georgia; a sister, Ms. Carmen A. Mathis (Calvin Pennicott) of York, New York; a devoted cousin, Mrs. Veronica Evans of Americus, Georgia; a cousin, Mr. Craig Dawson (Kimberly) of Tampa, Florida; a cousin, Mrs. Jan Morgan Hill of Plains, Georgia; two grandchildren, Mrs. Shanteria Wallace (Marquelle Sr.) and Mr. Nicholas Daniels (Adrienne) of Byron, Georgia; three great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends survive.

 

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April24

Ms. Ella Mae Daniels

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The Funeral Service for Ms. Ella Mae Daniels of Americus, Georgia will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Americus Holiness Deliverance Church, 1243 Faith Street, Americus, Georgia.

Ms. Ella Mae Daniels was born in Sumter County, Georgia on August 18, 1946 to the late Mr. Willie Roy Daniels and the late Mrs. Rosa Lee Jackson Daniels. She was a member of Americus Holiness Deliverance Church in Americus, Georgia. Ms. Daniels departed this life on April 24, 2019 at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, Americus, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her brother, Charlie Daniels and sister, Retha Mae Bridges.

She is survived by five sisters: Ira Lee Daniels, Mary Grant, Rosetta Lusane, Paula Renee Dodson and Mary Leverette; one brother, Connie Leverette; a host of nieces and nephews, other relative and friends.

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April20

Mr. Jessie Thomas

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Mr. Jessie Bernard Thomas was born in Americus, Georgia on June 17, 1963 to Jesse Thomas and Eva Thomas. Jesse passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Lillian Carter Health and Rehabilitation Center in Plains, Georgia. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Union Tabernacle Baptist Church with  Rev. Alfred Starling officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Zion Webster Baptist Church Cemetery in Preston, Georgia.

On April 20, 2019, God reached down and gave Jessie Bernard Thomas his wings. Jessie was born on June 17, 1963. He was the oldest of Eva Thomas and the late Jessie Thomas. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Stephanie Elaine Thomas. He attended Sumter County High School where he later graduated in 1981. At an early age he joined the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Webster County. He owned his own Trucking Company, The Thomas Angels. He enjoyed All Sports.

Left to celebrate his life are his wife, Gloria Thomas; five loving children: Kenyatta Thomas, Jessica Thomas, Precious Thomas, Jestine Thomas and Jessie Thomas, Jr.; his mother, Eva Thomas; step mother, Lena Thomas; three sisters: Deleisa Daniels, Sherri Dorsey and Pam (Ray) Daniels; two brothers: Johnny Ladd and Patrick Thomas; four loving grandchildren: Tramia Rush, Kearsten Thomas, Jordin Young and Jesten Thomas; aunts and uncles: Ida Johnson, Lue (Johnny) Hardnett, Will (Gail) Grimes, Lorenzo (Reatha) Thomas, Jermiah (Josephine) Thomas, Emma (Sammie) Hall and Gloria Thomas; mother-in-law, Christine Young; sisters-in-law: Wyvonia Smith, Demetria (Henry) Brown, Elizabeth Mackey (Kelly), and Darwin (Sherry) Hicks; brother-in-law, Ullic (Lydia) Young; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends survive.

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April18

Mrs. Elizabeth A. Larry

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The Funeral Service for Mrs. Elizabeth A. Larry of Montezuma, Georgia will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Magnolia Baptist Church, 415 Hosie Waters Street, Montezuma, Georgia. Interment will follow at Champ Waters Cemetery.

A towering personality who lit up the room with wit and wisdom, and a self-less supporter of the successes of her husband and sons, Elizabeth Larry took her rest on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at home in Montezuma.

Elizabeth Anne Larry ("Liz"), the youngest of the late Henry and Caroline Thornton's twelve children, was born June 11, 1938 in Montezuma, Georgia.  She was educated at the Macon County Training School, graduating in 1956.  After graduation, she moved to Chicago to live with her older sister.  There she married her one and only true love, Willie J. Larry ("Joe").  To this union, four sons were born.

Before returning to Montezuma, Liz and Joe lived in Washington, DC, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, and Kaiserslautern, West Germany during his military commitment.  After returning home, Liz took the lead in raising the four boys until Joe rejoined her full-time in 1983 following his military retirement.  They joined Union Baptist Church, and later became members of Magnolia Baptist Church.  Liz retired from Southern Frozen Foods in 1992 after 27 years of employment.

Six brothers and four sisters preceded her in death. 

Although her family's light of hope has gone dim, her glow is carried forth by those she leaves to cherish her memory:  her loving husband of 61 years, Willie James Larry; a loving sister, Elois Thornton Nicholson, Montezuma, GA; four sons:  Jay Larry, Parsippany, NJ; Geoffrey Larry (Bernice), Montezuma; Ronald Larry (Phyllis), Warner Robins, GA; George Larry (Susan), Rochester, NY;  thirteen grandchildren, two of whom she raised as her own, Keishya Larry and Keith Larry, both of Montezuma, Georgia; twelve great-grandchildren, devoted nieces, granddaughter, and caregiver, Charlotte Nicholson, Caroline Nicholson Carter (Norman), Sharmillian Larry, and Kimberly Larry, all of Montezuma, Georgia, and a host of other relatives and friends.

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April16

Mr. David Mahome

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The Memorial Service for Mr. David Mahome of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of West's Mortuary in Americus, Georgia with Bishop Melvin McCluster officiating.

Mr. David Mahome was born in Sumter County, Georgia on July 29, 1957 to the late Mr. Howard Mahome and the late Mrs. Mary Harris Mahome.  He received his education in the public schools of Sumter County.  He was an employee of Roy Daniel, Jr. Farms for many years. David was skilled in landscaping. He was preceded in death by his sisters: Irene Mahome Pride and Ida Bell Mahome and two brothers: Oliver Mahome and Henry Mahome, Sr.

He leaves to mourn his passing two daughters: Martiki Salter of Tennille GA and Shantavia Mahome of Warthen, GA; one grandson, Ryan Mahome of Warthen, GA; two brothers: James Mahome and Walter Mahome of Americus, GA; two sisters: Mary Rose Floyd of Greensboro, NC and Catherine J. Cross of Americus, GA; one sister-in-law, Kim Mahome; two special friends: Mack Warren of Americus, GA and Dwayne Johnson of Sandersville, GA; a devoted niece, Sharon Mahome; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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April08

Mr. Reginald T. Harris "Smoke D"

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The funeral service for Mr. Reginald T. Harris affectionately known as “Smoke D” will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Zion Hope Baptist Church with Rev. George Frank Monts officiating.

Reginald passed away peacefully on Monday, April 8, 2019 at the Phoebe-Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia.

Left to cherish his memory are three children: Brooklyn Haugabrook of Americus, Georgia, Malayshia Pollard of Preston, Georgia and Tobias Smith of Phoenix City, Alabama; his parents: Regina Mann (Melvin), and Charles Harris all of Americus, Georgia: two siblings: Andrica Mann Streeter and Charles Harris, Jr both of Americus, Georgia. Several other relatives and friends also survive.

The family will receive friends at 206 Tom Hall Cir. Americus, GA

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April08

Mrs. Loretta Jones Monson

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The funeral service for Mrs. Loretta Jones Monson of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2:00 at the Eastview Church of Christ in Americus, Georgia with Bro. Willie Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.

Loretta Jones Monson was born on September 9, 1962 in Americus, Georgia to Georgia Jones Solomon and the late Jimmy Lee Jones Sr. She was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. On June 14, 1980 Loretta married Lloyd Monson Sr. and they were married for 23 years.  Loretta passed away April 8, 2018 at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia.  She was preceded in death by one sister Betty Ann Thornton.

She is survived by four children: Stephanie Monson, Lloyd Monson Jr., Tiffany Monson and Shanieka Monson; two grandchildren: Chelsney Monson and Tiana Monson; her mother, Georgia  Solomon; three sisters: Ozzie (Bell) Solomon, Vivian Solomon, and Christy Sterrett (Roger); three brothers: Jimmy Jones Jr. (Erica), Willie Solomon Jr., and Jermaine Solomon Sr.; auntie, Sandra Thompson, cousin, Gail Denmark; six nieces: Latoya Jordan, Anquania Mitchell, Diamond Davis, Raven Solomon, Ebony Solomon and Suzanne Monson;  six nephews: Preston Davis Jr., Jessie Thornton Jr., Corey Thornton, Colby Thornton, Jermaine Soloman Jr., and Devanushtae Smith; two uncles: Albert Durham Sr. and  Maurice Durham Sr.; aunts: Thelma (Joe) Dodson, Gloria (James) Moore, Brenda (Rodriquez) Green, and Mary Helen Durham; special In-laws and friends: Ilene (Mickey) Lisa Durham, Sue Monson, Keyascha Hollis, Sixto  Salazar, Frank Mack and Shanbrika Brown; devoted friend, Starling Hollis;  a host of cousins and friends also survive.

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April03

Mr. Roy Lee Taylor

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The Funeral Service for Mr. Roy Lee Taylor of Americus, Georgia will be held Monday, April 8, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at Bethesda Baptist Church, 225 Forrest Street, Americus, Georgia.

 Roy Lee Taylor was born on April 14, 1958 in Oxford, North Carolina to Mary Helen and Willie Taylor. He departed this life on April 3, 2019.

Memories of his life will forever be cherished by his sister and brother: Sheila R. Latta of Butner, North Carolina and Larry Taylor of Americus, Georgia; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Fanita Taylor and Orlando Latta; one uncle, Johnny Taylor; one aunt, Eloise Frazier; his nieces: Barbara Smith, Arielle Sample, Mikeema Taylor, MyKisha Clanton, Ciera Taylor, Tiana Taylor and Teresa Taylor; other loving relatives and friends.


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April01

Mr. Andrew Jessie, Jr.

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The funeral service for Mr. Andrew Jessie, Jr. of Americus, Georgia will be held on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 11:00 at Scott Mater CME Church in Americus, Georgia. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.

Andrew “June Bug” Jessie, Jr., son of the late Mr. Andrew Jessie, Sr. and Mrs. Mamie Shack Jessie was born on December 14, 1939  in Sumter County, Georgia. 

In 1964, he joined the United States Army. Andrew served his country for 22 years and he retired in 1984 as a Master Sergeant (E-8).  During his decorated military career, he earned the following awards/honors:  National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, two Overseas Service Ribbons, seven Good Conduct Medals, three NCO Professional Development Ribbons, M-16 Expert Qualification Badge, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal (one  Silver Service Star and three 3 Bronze Service Stars), Bronze Star Medal, six Overseas Service Bars, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Badge with Palm and the Army Commendation Medal with two Bonze Oak Leaf Clusters. 

In 1969, Andrew met and married the love of his life Mrs. Queen Easter Lassiter.  They were married for over 50 years which is a testament of their love for each other.  They modeled the example of a marriage that was sacred and grounded in faith, demonstrating one that believed and stood on the word of God.

Andrew attended South Georgia Technical College and earned a degree in automobile repair in 1988.  In 1989, he was hired by the Brad Ragin Auto Repair Company. He worked for Brad Ragin as a brake specialist for 11 years, retired for the second time in his life.  After his retirement from Brad Ragin, Andrew and his brother James began a lawn maintenance company with his brother James. 

Andrew was always involved and devoted to his church.  After the closing of the family church, Mt. Zion A.ME. Church, Andrew joined Scott Mater C.M.E. Church.  He was an active member and served on various board in the church. 

He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Amy Jessie; two brothers, Arthur Jessie and Eugene Jessie; two sisters, Esther Lee Thomas and Mamie Lou Ferguson; mother-in-law, Willie Mae Lassiter: father-in-law, Ben Little; two brothers-in-law, James Reddick and Homer Lee Jackson; one nephew,  Henry Daniels and three nieces, Loretta Thomas, Laura Thomas and Tasha Quarterman.

He leaves to mourn his devoted wife, Easter Lassiter Jessie; one god-daughter, Penelope “Penny” Jackson; one brother, James F. (Margery Foster) Jessie; one sister, Mrs. Margery Jessie Jackson; one aunt, Anne Bloomfield; five nephews: Neal Jessie, Anthony Jackson, Jermaine Ferguson, Anthony Jessie, and Michael (Shonda) Josey; four nieces: Angela Merritt, Carrie Price, Aleisha (Willie) Smith and Michelle Josey; six great-nieces: Tanya (Eric) Slaughter, Nedra Williams, Shakeyawanna Jessie, Aayanna Jackson, Brittany Jessie, Jasmine Jessie and Janeisha Ferguson: seven  great nephews: Alexander (Michelle) Price,  Willie Frank (Nakethia) Smith Jr., Chasmond Smith Anthony Jackson Jr., Jermaine Ferguson, Jr., and  Jashawn Ferguson; five devoted cousins: Walter (Gloria) Marshall, Rosemary Fletcher, Mattie Maddox and Queen Gibson; devoted friends:  John Hall, George King,  Carl Munns and Bernard Minyard; and a host of devoted family and friends

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